JULY 2016

CUSTER FELDSPAR CHANGES…….

OUR CUSTER FELDSPAR SUPPLIER, PACER CORPORATION, HAS RECENTLY INFORMED US THAT THEY ARE BRINGING THE 200 MESH FELDSPAR BACK INTO PRODUCTION.  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE 325 MESH IN OUR PRODUCTION.

 

 

JULY 2015

IF YOU USE CUSTER FELDSPAR AND/OR USE THE FOLLOWING CLAY BODIES: 112, 130, 153 192, 205, 211, 225, 240, 240G, 257, 259, 306, 378, 437, 508, 621, 760, 762 and 768, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

 

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Persian Ceramics History and Design from Prehistoric to Contemporary Shabanali Ghorbani

Don't miss this informative YouTube video of a lecture by Shabanali Ghorbani, regarding Persian Ceramics History and Design from prehistoric to contemporary, which was held on May 16, 2016 at Clay Place at Standard exhibit space and gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.  The same lecture also was presented on April 27, 2016 at New York University, NYU Steinhardt School of Art and Art Professions in the Einstein Auditorium with kind invitation and support of Professor Dr. Judith Schwartz, head of Sculpture in Crafts. Mr. Ghorbani teaches at Isfahan University of Arts in Iran.    ...
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Pittsburgh Potter Jeff Guerrero Explores Japanese Tea Ceremony

Jeff Guerrero is a graphic-designer-turned-potter who fell under the magical influence of the creative atmosphere of Pittsburgh’s Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. Founded by the iconic Bill Strickland in 1968, MCG offers after-school art instruction in ceramics, design arts, digital arts, and photography for local youth. About ten years ago, Guerrero was hired to teach in the digital arts department. He recalls, “It was the year that the NCECA conference was in Pittsburgh, and Manchester was one of the host organizations.  I found myself rubbing elbows with the who's who of the ceramics world. I couldn’t help but learn pottery.” In March of 2008, MCG had husband and wife potters from Shigaraki, Japan in residence. Guerrero was inspired by their work and befriended them. Hiromu Okuda was of the 15th-generation in his family to make pottery for use in Japanese tea ceremony. This happenstance was to have a defining effect on the aesthetic that Guerrero developed as he progressed through his ceramic journey.   Guerrero took advantage of pottery classes at Manchester while he was on the faculty. One of his co-workers had a fondness for traditional Japanese ceramics, and shared his knowledge with Guerrero. “I found it very interesting,” Guerrero says, “and started to learn more ...
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Shop Local Artists This Holiday Season

Start early and visit many of the local studios, centers, and museums for your holiday shopping this year.  Find unique, hand-crafted items and support the local art community. Read more to see what is happening at Union Project, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, and The Frick.   Union Project 801 North Negley Avenue Pittsburgh, PA  15206 412.363.4550 The Union Project sponsors the annual Highland Park Pottery Tour Save the Date! Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Visit the homes and studios of five Highland Park potters and the Union Project Ceramics Co-op at the sixth annual Highland Park Pottery Tour! Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and buy local artwork for the holidays! The Highland Park Pottery Tour is an intimate. experience that welcomes guests right into the artists homes. Art lovers and artists mingle in studios and living rooms, discuss ceramics techniques together, and share snacks at kitchen counters. You’ll experience Highland Park in a whole new way, as you walk from coz...
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Memorial Service for Focus on Renewal founder Father Don Fisher

Memorial Service for Focus on Renewal founder Father Don Fisher
Focus on Renewal founder Father Don Fisher will always be part of the heart and soul of Focus On Renewal, and we were shocked and saddened by his sudden passing on Saturday February 25th, 2017. Father Regis Ryan will be holding a local memorial service for Father Don on March 18th, 2017 at St. Mary Help of Chris...
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Help The Brick Studio through Kickstarter Campaign

Help The Brick Studio through Kickstarter Campaign

brick studioPotter Russell Pulick is part of a group called The Brick Studio, which is forming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit pottery collective. Pulick will be the studio manager of a facility that will include fourteen wheels and three kilns and will offer classes....

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Persian Ceramics History and Design from Prehistoric to Contemporary Shabanali Ghorbani

Persian Ceramics History and Design from Prehistoric to Contemporary Shabanali Ghorbani
ghorbaniDon't miss this informative YouTube video of a lecture by Shabanali Ghorbani, regarding Persian Ceramics History and Design from prehistoric to contemporary, which was held on May 16, 2016 at Clay Place at Standard exhibit space and gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.  The same ...
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37th Annual Potter’s Gathering Welcomes Cynthia Bringle March 10-12, 2017

37th Annual Potter’s Gathering  Welcomes Cynthia Bringle March 10-12, 2017
C-Bringle The annual gathering of Potters at Cedar Lakes Crafts Center in Ripley, West Virginia has become a tradition for potters in the region. With the long cold winter coming to a close and the promise of spring just around the corner, local potters come off the hills and out of the hollows to rekindle friendships and seek out new inspiration. D...
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Don’t Miss the Highland Park Pottery Tour

Don’t Miss the Highland Park Pottery Tour
PrintSave the Date!   Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:00 am - 5:00 pm   Visit the homes and studios of five Highland Park potters and the Union Project Ceramics Co-op at the sixth annual Highland Park Pottery Tour! Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and buy local artwork for the holidays!   The...
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Celebrate Karen Karnes at The Art School at Old Church

Celebrate Karen Karnes at The Art School at Old Church
Image 8-24-16 at 4.45 PMJoin us to celebrate Karen Karnes November 17, 1925 - July 12, 2016 The Art School at Old Church 561 Piedmont Road Dearest, NJ  07627 Saturday, September 17 4:30 p.m. We will remember the art and life of our beloved mentor and friend with stories, pict...
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Impulse to Form: Daniel Rhodes at The Hoyt

Impulse to Form: Daniel Rhodes at The Hoyt
headArt & Education at the Hoyt will present an exhibition honoring the life and work of Daniel Rhodes August 3-October 23, 2016. It is the second major exhibit of his work since his death in 1989. Daniel Rhodes was an American ceramic artist, educator, sculptor, and author who spent his life gaining and sharing technical knowle...
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Image Transfer Class at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Image Transfer Class at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

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PF/PCA 2016 Call for Artists

PF/PCA 2016 Call for Artists

PittsburghCenterArtsLogoNewPF/PCA 2016 Call for Artists!

Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) is accepting applications from artists living in a 150-mile radius of Pit...
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