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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Deavron Dailey: Urban Explorer

Deavron Dailey: Urban Explorer

  Detroit native Deavron Dailey follows a path that is guided by communities and landscapes that capture his attention, with a good dose of happenstance thrown in.  This mixed media artist arrived in Pittsburgh several years ago on what was intended to be a brief stop-over on a trip home to Detroit from Florida.  The city’s dynamic geography and vibrant art scene captured his imagination and solidified his identity as an artist.   His most recent piece, The Arms of East Liberty, a ceramic tile and metal installation on the exterior of 5906 Penn Avenue, addresses the neighborhood’s past, its current conflicts, and its hope for future unity, confirming Dailey’s adoption as a Pittsburgh artist.   Dailey calls himself a self-taught artist who has been creating from his earliest years.  Seven years ago, he was involved in a serious accident that left him unable to work.  He began to travel throughout the United States, staying with friends and supporting himself by making prints and graphic T-shirts.  He recalls, “I was in Florida at the time, and I had an idea for a
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The Marks Project Documents American Ceramic Artists

More than a few decades into the digital revolution, the expectation for instant information is pervasive.  At workplace water coolers, dinner tables, and social gatherings, cell phones and tablets are called into service to provide answers to questions ranging from the mundane to the obscure.  The 21st–century native wants answers now and answers fast. The availability and accessibility of all these answers depends on extensive and accurate databases.  Scientific fields have relied on data for centuries; the arts are newcomers to the party.  A Connecticut collector of ceramics is working toward changing that, at least regarding American ceramic artists.   Martha Vida, with a small team headed by Donald Clark as Research Coordinator launched www.themarksproject.org in 2015.   The Marks Project is an online research hub and compendium of ceramic artists – sculptors, conceptual artists, and studio potters – working in the United States from 1946 to the present and into the future.   A book designer-turned interior designer, Ms. Vida began to expand her own collection of ceramic art when she and her husband traveled in the United Kingdom during the 1980s and 1990s.  She was self-taught, p...
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Akron Artists Part of Neighborhood Revitalization

Zeber-Martell Gallery & Clay Studio

Claudia Zeber-Martell Michael Martell   There likely is no independent artist who at one time or another hasn't longed for the age of patronage, imagining the luxury of creative freedom without the practical worries of paying the bills.  The challenge for artists today is finding an income stream that will support their art without cutting too deeply into time in the studio.  Teaching and the festival circuit are common solutions.  Akron, Ohio clay artists Michael Martell and Claudia Zeber-Martell operated a small sales room out of their Northside District studio for many years before economic development in the neighborhood presented an opportunity to expand into a full-scale gallery and shop.  This collaborative duo is learning ways to integrate a successful and growing retail operation into their lives as artists. Claudia and Michael met in the 1970s, when Michael was studying art in college and Claudia was developing as a painter.  They became friends and decided to share a studio together.&n...
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Indiana County Potters Tour

Indiana County Potters Tour

Potters Tour October 21 & 22, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Indiana County - Western PA

  As you drive the scenic back roads in western PA, you will encounter a growing community of potters. These potters share and promote their love of clay and its creative properties. For over 13 years now, these potters coordinate a tour that is held the ...
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Jack Troy’s Almost-Annual Pottery Sale in Huntingdon, PA

Jack Troy’s Almost-Annual Pottery Sale in Huntingdon, PA
Jack Troy's Almost-Annual Pottery Sale
 
in Huntingdon, PA is on for this year.  
Mark your calendars for
Saturday, October 28
Noon - 3 p.m.
    The 2017 Potters Tour is coming up soon.  Many of the studio owners and guest potters start preparing for the tour many months before th...
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Eric Kao: 20 Years in the Making – Fostering Creativity in America 

Eric Kao: 20 Years in the Making – Fostering Creativity in America 
Join Eric Kao, former Studio and Artist Programs Director at Baltimore Clayworks, on August 24 for an interesting presentation at Clayplace @ Standard.  After earning his M.F.A. in Ceramics from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, he was granted the opportunity to work in the renowned...
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This Weekend at Contemporary Craft: Raku

This Weekend at Contemporary Craft:  Raku

Raku Workshop with Dan Kuhn

 

Sunday, July 9

10 am - 3 pm

 

Society for Contemporary Craft

 
Create a unique, raku-fired vase. First, students will glaze a ceramic vase and prepare it for raku firing. While the artwork fires, participants will take a 90-minute hiatus to explore the Stri...
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This Weekend! Guest Artist Justin Rothshank at CSC

This Weekend!  Guest Artist Justin Rothshank at CSC

Free demonstration and presentation by Guest Artist Justin Rothshank

  Justin Rothshank has been working as a studio ceramic artist in Goshen, Indiana since 2009. In 2001 he co-founded the Union Project, a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh, PA. Justin’s ceramic work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, including ...
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$5000 Prize DEADLINE JUNE 9!

$5000 Prize DEADLINE JUNE 9!

Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize

In 1997, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Contemporary Craft, a $5,000 prize for excellence in the field of contemporary craft was established. The biennial award is given in conjunction with a catalogue, juried exhibition in the gal...
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PCA Hosts yART Sale on June 25

PCA Hosts yART Sale on June 25

yART Sale: June 25, 2017

The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will be hosting our 9th annual “yART” sale – a creative spin on the traditional yard sale –  Sunday June 25, 2017 - from 10-4pm. Rain or Shine. The Shop at PCA will be hosting a yART Sale again this year on the lawns of Pittsburgh C...
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The Drawn Surface: Underglaze Pencil and Washes on Clay with CJ Niehaus

The Drawn Surface: Underglaze Pencil and Washes on Clay with CJ Niehaus

Upcoming

at the

Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh

     

The Drawn Surface: Underglaze Pencil and Washes on Clay with CJ Niehaus

Saturday, June 3 10 am - 4 pm

Richard Miecznikowski to Offer Class at California U of PA

Richard Miecznikowski to Offer Class at California U of PA

Special Summer Class at California University of PA offered by Professor Richard Miecznikowski

  The class, Wheel Thrown Ceramic Vessels, is geared for beginners and intermediate students in clay. It is an evening class which runs from 5:00 pm to 8:45 pm, 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday, for 5 weeks beginning June 5, 2017 and finishing July 7, 2017.  For more information, contact:  Richard Miecznikows...
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