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Piera has been an art director and a production potter; she now creates crystalline glazed pottery, photos and paintings, celebrating lives beauty. Her unique, crystalline, glazed porcelain pottery (with exploding atoms of liquid glass that solidify light into many dimensions) gives vision a place to start. Crystals call to mind a world of open, endless, possibilities. Piera’s monotypes and photographs catch a glimmer of life in Western Colorado. Visit her at: www.pieradesigns.com; artistsregister.com/artists/CO199.


Tools that work at vangilderpottery.com – 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 simonleachpottery.com.



Employment

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


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 info@salmonfalls.com with resume and pictures. Call Andy at (603) 312-3808 for more information. Immediate Opening.



Events

WORKSHOPS at Baltimore Clayworks; MARK SHAPIRO, Teapots: Brew/Pour /More, Sat–Sun January 17 & 18; 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 www.baltimoreclayworks.org 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: www.redstarstudios.org 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: www.redstarstudios.org or (816) 474-7316.


WORKSHOPS at Funke Fired Arts, Cincinnati, OH. JEFF OESTREICH, Sat-Sun, February 21-22, 2015. LINDA CHRISTIANSON, Sat-Sun, October 17-18, 2015. Bundle discount, student pricing available. Call (513)871-2529. www.funkefiredarts.com.


Join Jeff Foster for a Sculpture workshop with non-conventional building techniques in Tuscany. April 5 -11 2015. Info at www.lameridiana.fi.it .


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 http://theartery.net/ccc.html.


Chandra DeBuse workshop-Collar City Clay Guild is presenting Chandra in a workshop February 6, 7, & 8, 2015.  View Chandra’s work at www.ChandraDeBuse.com.  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 Stephenprocter.com.  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: claywomn@aol.com or (518) 274-2722.



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Opportunities

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


Seeking Ceramic instructors for the Clinton Arts Center.  The center is a new non-profit located in the Village of Clinton, Michigan between Ann Arbor, Jackson and Adrian.  The scheduled opening is October, 2014. We are in the process of setting up clay classes for January 2015.  There are opportunities for alternative firings with clay. The center has both gas and electric kilns as well as raku.  It is a fully equipped studio and offers both cone 10 and cone 6 studio glazes. Please send your proposal and salary requirements or questions to: info@clintonartscenter.org. Visit www.clintonartscenter.org for more information.


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; joebruhin@gmail.comjoebruhin.com.  


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. www.craftformsentry.org for on-line submission due by September 12, 2014.  Digital Entry Fee $45.



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Products

New Cone 8 Oxidation Crystal Glaze! This glaze is food safe and can be dipped or sprayed. Just set the kiln to cone 8. No special firing schedule is required to get these incredible micro-crystal formations. Kline Crystal Glaze-Oxidation is fired to cone 8 to achieve a vitreous clay body (note: any cone 6 – 10 clay body is not vitrified at cone 6. You’ll get much better results if you fire your clay body to cone 8). Kline Crystal Glaze is also available for reduction atmosphere along with colored crystal washes for a variety of color. To purchase these special crystal glazes visit KlinePorcelainGallery.com.


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 www.marcspotterytools.com 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 www.dorothybiddle.com.


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! www.CircleMatic.com.

 

 



Publications/Videos


Real Estate

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.  www.ThisSideRetreat.com.


Multiple Studios & 3 Bdrm Home – Offering two, 40 ft. x 30 ft. floors of open work space, 320 sq.ft. kiln/work shed, 2 car detached garage with unfinished 2nd floor, and 40 ft. x 30 ft. dry basement with 7.5 ft. ceiling for additional storage/work space. The house has an updated kitchen/dining area with cherry cabinets, and adjacent to large outdoor living space. All on a 2+ acre private country setting in Kensington, NH, conveniently located only 7 mins to Route 95, and 55 mins to Boston. $469,000 – See the listing at: www.56OsgoodRoad.com or Call agent Bill Bedingfield, BH&GRE the Masiello Group (603)418-3000 ext #3019.


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: http://5345freedom.propertyflyer.com/ or call broker:  Robert Deacon (831)818-4011, robert@montereybayprop.com. For specific studio equipment and unlisted amenities, call the owner at (831) 688-3747.



Rentals

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.



Services

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 fixpots@aol.com; or www.jeffzamek.com.


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 www.custommolds.net or (800) 404-5521.



Travel

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

 


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; www.denysjames.com; denys@discoveryarttravel.com.

   

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

 

 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; www.denysjames.com; (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. denys@denysjames.com.