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FOAM TRIMMING BATS…Every studio, school and art center should have one, or more!  For info and to order go to:

Tools that work at – sponges, hole cutters, wire knives, corrugated texture boards, edge rounding tools, sponge trimming bats and much more! Plus, Bill’s 2015 workshop schedule.

Simon Leach Pottery: Keep Practicing Workshops, Hand-crafted Leach Treadle Wheels, Pottery Tools, 950+ YouTube Pottery Tips and Tricks, Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook. Visit


Camp Towanda, a residential coed summer camp in northeastern PA has positions for Ceramics instructor/counselors. June 15-August  15. Teach children 6-16 ceramics and pottery….hand building and wheel work. Strong instructional skills, loading and firing kilns required. Visit & click on Work@Camp. Contact: (845)679-2802.


Bluffton University: full-time tenure-track Art position beginning fall 2015. MFA or equivalent in Sculpture, Ceramics, or Small Metals, plus extensive portfolio of work, and an ambitious exhibition record in these areas. For details visit

Residency position available immediately. Natchez Clay Studio. See “Resident” at or email:

Throwers Needed in NH, willing to train but experience a plus. Skilled craftsman earn $13.50 – $22.50, piece rate can earn more.  $1,000.00 sign on bonus for right candidate. Email with resume and pictures. Call Andy at (603) 312-3808 for more information. Immediate Opening.


Bill van Gilder Workshops 2015 – GREENWOOD AREA STUDIO POTTERS, Greenwood, SC – 2/27 – 3/1, CENTERED EARTH CLAY STUDIO, Montoursville, PA – 4/10 -4/12. More info at:

WORKSHOPS at Baltimore Clayworks;  JOE CAMPBELL, The Potter’s Brush, Sat-Sun April 25&26; KELLY & KYLE PHELPS, Sat-Sun June 27&28; SUE TIRRELL, Sat-Sun Nov 7&8;Please visit or call (410) 578 1919 x10.

You’re invited, “Ceramics Invitational” show, Southwestern Michigan College, opening reception 1/14/15. The show runs 1/8/15/ until 2/5/15, featured artists are: Jonathan Mess, Dick Lehman, James Klinger, Jason Wesaw, Jeff Campana, Heather Robinson, Joseph Chomyn, Jack Troy, Paul Flinckinger, Mark Chuck, Pete Bovee,Debra Steidel. Curated by ceramics instructor Sherrie Styx.


LAURA MABRY ONE-DAY WORKSHOP IN KANSAS CITY, FEB. 7.  Variety of low-fire slip and glaze applications are covered plus more.  Fee $90. More information at: or (816) 474-7316.

NICK JOERLING ONE- OR TWO-DAY WORKSHOP IN KANSAS CITY, MAR. 7-8.  Day 1: Demo of throwing and altering techniques. Day 2: hands-on application of techniques.  Fee $90 for day 1; $180 for both days.  More information at: or (816) 474-7316.

JEFF OESTREICH TWO-DAY WORKSHOP, Feb 21-22, 2015 at Funke Fired Arts, Cincinnati, OH.  Thrown, altered, assembled forms.  Free slide lecture Friday PM.  Student pricing available. or (513)871-2529.

2015 California Clay Competition. May 1-29, 2015. Due: Feb. 14, 2015. Juror: Jean Van Keuren. CA Residents only. Clay – Functional and Sculptural. Fee: $15 per entry. Enter online at

Chandra DeBuse workshop-Collar City Clay Guild is presenting Chandra in a workshop February 6, 7, & 8, 2015.  View Chandra’s work at  Chandra will demo how she handles pots that are lively, amusing, & functional.  Location: Northeast Ceramic Supply/Monroe Clayworks, Troy, NY.  Cost: $200 prior to January 1, 2015; $250 after. Sign up and make check payable to: CCCG, P.O. Box 811 Troy, NY 12181.

Stephen Procter Workshop at Northeast Ceramic Supply/Monroe ClayWorks.  Now signing up for Jan 9, 10, &  11, 2015.  Throwing in Sections hands on weekend workshop.  View Steve’s work at  Making a large pot is more about strategy and patience then sheer strength.  Learn to make sectional pots with fail-proof tongue and groove joints we can only take 10 in this workshop.  Cost is $300. Contact: or (518) 274-2722.



Idyllwild Arts Summer Program-Offering ceramics workshops for adults including the Hot Clay program: “Surfaces: Conversations Between Form and Imagery” with Kathy King; “Pots/Possibilities” with Nick Joerling; “Figure in Clay” with Kensuke Yamada; “Making & Decorating & Soda Firing” with Lorna Meaden; “Personal Pots Through Soft Slabs” with Liz Zlot Summerfield. General ceramics: “Form Surface Fire!” with David Delgado & Sam Lopez. Native American pottery:  “Hopi Tewa Pottery”, “Santa Clara Pottery”. Youth workshops also available. Located in the mountains of Southern California. Established in 1950. (951)659-2171, ext.2365.;

RESIDENCY-Three month summer to full year. Applications due April 1, 2015. Details at or Visit us at NCECA table T51.

June and/or July Residency for two ceramicists to share private studio in the Factory Works Clay Studio at the Pajama Factory. For more info: or call (570)594-6245.

John Bryan Community Pottery seeks applicants for a part-time Artist in Residence position beginning in January, 2015. Visit for details.

Excellent opportunity for exploring wood firing in a natural Ozark forest setting. Studio assistant desired in exchange for room, board, small stipend, studio space and kiln space —anagama, noborigama.  Anyone interested in assisting with the November anagama firing contact me.For details, Joe Bruhin, (870)363-4264;  

Wayne Art Center announces the 20th Anniversary of Craft Forms, an international juried exhibition of contemporary craft. December 5, 2014 – January 31, 2015. Internationally recognized as one of the highest museum-quality craft exhibitions featuring works in wood, clay, fiber, glass, metal, jewelry and mixed media. David R. McFadden and Bruce Pepich will jury for over $6,000 in awards. for on-line submission due by September 12, 2014.  Digital Entry Fee $45.



STRONG ARM CENTERING & OPENING TOOL- Make more pots, save your joints, use it to center and open 1-30 pounds of clay in seconds easily! This is the greatest tool for production potters, schools and studio potters. Create those big pots you have always imagined! Watch the video at or call (585)223-1930.

FLOWER FROGS (pin-type flower holders originally made by Bonnie Mfg.) made in the USA. Superior quality; many sizes (¾” to 5½”). Pin cups also available. Call (570) 226-3239 or visit

GREAT NEW HANDBUILDING TEMPLATES! Developed by Sandi Pierantozzi. A set of 24 durable, flexible, laminated templates to create Circular & Conical Forms. Perfect for Potters or Teachers!




Real Estate

Unique multi-use property on Rt 9 just outside Northampton, MA. Parking for 55 cars on 3 acres. Building 1: 8,800 sq. ft., occupied by popular eatery with heavy traffic, and a pottery school; 9 wheels, slab roller, and 2 kilns. 2nd floor: 2 studio apts. Building 2: 1,500 sq. ft. open space with ADA lav and office. 2nd floor: 1,500 sq. ft. ready for build out; plus loading dock. Parcel 2: two family house; permitted for live/work. $749,900. Contact Joanne McGowan, Coldwell Banker Realtors (413) 397-2784.

Fully equipped, single level, 2,400 sq. ft. ceramics studio with Natural Gas and 2 Olsen kilns. Located in temperate Central CA, 10 min to the ocean, freeway, and amenities. Sunny, fabulous 2 bed 2 bath + large office, single level, well maintained and upgraded home with covered deck on nearly 3 acres – $825,000. See the listing at: or call broker:  Robert Deacon (831)818-4011, For specific studio equipment and unlisted amenities, call the owner at (831) 688-3747.


Potter’s retreat in sunny SW Florida for rent.  Private home and studio rents weekly or monthly.  Studio has wheel, kiln, workspace, and lots of light.  Kayak from property to waterfront park.

Santa Fe Pottery Studio with space for rent. Our 2,600 sq. ft. professional pottery is looking for one or two artists. 2 reduction fired gas kilns, raku and micaceous firing.  $300 full or $200 part time per month. Contact (505) 614-5215.


Master Kiln Builders. 26+ years experience designing and building beautiful, safe, custom kilns for universities, colleges, high schools, art centers and private clients. Soda/salt kilns, wood kilns, raku kilns, stoneware kilns, sculpture burnout kilns, car kilns and specialty electric kilns. Competitive prices. Donovan. Phone/fax (612) 250-6208.

Ceramics Consulting Services offers technical information and practical advice on clay/glaze/kiln faults and corrections, slip casting, clay body/glaze formulas, salt glazing, product design. Call or write for details. Jeff Zamek, 6 Glendale Woods Dr., Southampton, MA 01073; (413) 527-7337; e-mail; or

Custom Ceramic Molds – For nearly 20 years, Petro Mold Company has been designing molds for some of the world’s most renowned ceramic artists and potters. Our innovative molds will help you improve productivity with your popular designs. We set the highest American quality standards with our sculpting, mold manufacturing and design services. Visit us today at or (800) 404-5521.


GREECE, THESSALONIKI. The Almond Grove: Workshops in Ceramics. Spring-Summer-Autumn 2015. Residential courses in ceramics. Details: +30(2310)450451.;


OVERSEAS CERAMIC WORKSHOPS & TOURS WITH DISCOVERY ART TRAVEL —NICARAGUA Nov. 26-Dec. 12, 2014. MYANMAR (BURMA) Jan. 28-Feb. 13, 2015. SICILY Sept. 26-Oct. 14, 2015. Small, culturally sensitive groups using local interpreters and experts. Denys James, Canada; 1-(250) 537-4906;;


NICARAGUA, 2014, November 26-December 12. Colorful colonial architecture, pre-Columbian and contemporary ceramics, coffee culture, and volcanoes. Save $100 register before March 1.


 MYANMAR (BURMA) 2015 Ceramics Excursion, January 28-February 13. Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon. Go back in time…experience ancient pottery making and firing in traditional villages; Golden Shwedagon temple in Yangon; optional beach holiday. Denys James, Discovery Art Travel;; (250) 537-4906.


 SICILY, ITALY, 2015. September 26-October 14 — Majolica, Mosaics & Architectural Masterpieces. Explore this diverse Italian island, rich in its ceramics, architecture, history, beauty, cuisine and wine.