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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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 Project801 North Negley AvenuePittsburgh, PA  15206412.363.4550The Union Project sponsors the annual Highland Park Pottery TourSave the Date!Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 201611:00 am - 5:00 pmVisit 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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Judith Schwartz, Ceramics Scholar

“Scholar” is not a term often associated with ceramic artists, not even with those who have spent a lifetime expressing through clay.  We tend to think of artists as doers, not thinkers, or perhaps as people who do their thinking with their hands.  For Dr. Judith Schwartz, of New York University, humankind’s most elemental making material inspires a complexity of thought that spans the gamut of intellectual disciplines.  From anthropology to architecture, from art history to politics, Schwartz looks to clay to inform these human pursuits. As a board member and program chairperson at Clay Art Center in Westchester County, Schwartz helped guide In Our Backyard, a yearlong series of programs that explore the impact of ceramics in the New York area.  Schwartz calls clay “the newest oldest material on the face of the earth,” noting its ubiquitous nature in both history and present times.  She points to a recent article in the New York Times that tells of an archeological find in Israel.  A ceramic shard marked with writing was clearly used as a note pad for a shopping list, directing the ancient servant to buy wine, flour and oil, and not to be late!  (See
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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-BringleThe 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, 201611:00 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 KarnesNovember 17, 1925 - July 12, 2016The Art School at Old Church561 Piedmont RoadDearest, NJ  07627Saturday, September 174:30 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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5 Weekdays: July 11 - July 15
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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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yART Sale 2016 at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

yART Sale 2016 at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Image 6-21-16 at 3.01 PMPittsburgh Center for the Arts yART Sale 2016 Sunday June 26, 2016 10am-4pm Rain or Shine

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will hold our 8th annual “yART” sale – a creative spin on the traditional yard sale – June 26, 2016. Adjacent to Mellon Park, PCA's tree-lined campus is at the corn...
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Upcoming Artist Opportunity at Contemporary Craft

Upcoming Artist Opportunity at Contemporary Craft
Contemporary Craft logoSAVE THE DATE for this ARTIST OPPORTUNITY! A call for entries will begin on July 1, 2016 for the 2017 Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP). LEAP is a Store feature that recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft...
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Mother of all Pottery Sales

Mother of all Pottery Sales
Union Project's Local pottery sale + live demonstrations + hands-on clay activitiesOur annual clay celebration brings ceramic artists and lovers together! Join us this year for hands-on activities from Hey Beast Studio and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, a live demonstration from nationally recognized ceramic artist Kevin Snipes, and a sale featuring locally-made pottery from 40 of the region’s top ceramics artists.We’ve even added a Preview Party so you can get a sneak peek. Joi...
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