Saturday, July 19, 2014

Summer vases!

nine toes pottery

invites you to these summer pottery events!

Ronan Peterson:  new ceramic work

Claymakers, Durham, NC

July 18 - September 19

accompanying workshop, "Slippin' and Siggin'", August 1-3

"from away", dow studio summer 

showcase series, deer isle, ME

Save the Date!
September 20-21, The Mockernut Sale at 

Doug Dotson Pottery near Pittsboro, NC

Special Guests:

Gay Smith,
expressive soda fired porcelain

Emma Skurnick,
detailed and delightful drawings and paintings

Go to for more details



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

One Step Ahead?!?

So, apparently, I have almost all of my pots finished and a quick snapshot taken of each...this never happens.  Enjoy this link to pics of pots I'll have at the 2014 Happy Sprummer Sale this weekend...peruse and preview!

And, word on the street is, Doug Dotson will have some preview pics up at sometime before the sale, check it out!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy Sprummer 2014, with Fancy D!

*May 10, 2014*
*Saturday, 10 - 4*

Nine Toes Pottery / Ronan Kyle Peterson

 2014 Happy Sprummer Sale
with special guest, Doug Dotson

Doug and I are joining forces on Saturday, May 10, 10 - 4 pm, to put together a
vast assortment of earthenware and soda fired stoneware pottery.  Come,
bring a friend, bring your momma, and take home some of these potteries!

The sale will be at my home.  Here is the address:
You can call (919) 225 - 6160 or email 
if you need help with directions, etc.
Check out to see more of Doug's

 stellar work, and to keep up with Nine Toes Pottery go to


Spring/Summer Shows and Exhibitions

May - September, Summer Showcase Series, Dow Studio,
Deer Isle, ME.

June 6 - September 7, Teapot National IX, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC.

July 25 - September 17, Solo show, Claymakers, Durham, NC.

Upcoming Workshops
with Ronan Kyle Peterson

May 25 - June 6, "Scratching the Surface" workshop at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. for more details.

June 28-30, "Slippin' and Siggin'" workshop at the Kiln Studio and Gallery, Fairhope, AL. for more details.

August 1-3, "Slippin' and Siggin'" workshop at Claymakers, Durham, NC. for more details. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cold and Early 2014

Nine Toes Pottery Goings-Ons

(Hope everyone is happy and well into a healthy 2014!)

Things are (or were, when I started this announcement) cold and 

snowy here in Chapel Hill, NC.  Hope everyone else is warm and 
toasty indoors and reading a book...besides reading this blogpost, 
of course!

I just wanted to get the word out about some shows and 

workshops that I am part of for this early part of 2014.

"Comic Nature:  New Work by Ronan Peterson", 

The Kiln Gallery and Studio, Fairhope, AL.  
February 7-March 4
(I also have a workshop June 28-29 at the Kiln Studio, 

"Slippin' and Siggin'")

"Scratching the Surface"  hands-on workshop, 

Catherine Orrantia's studio in Oro Valley, Arizona, 
March 7-9

Currently and locally, I have some work in "A New Season", 
at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill and in the "North Carolina Ceramics
 Invitational" at the Health Arts Network at Duke, located in Durham, 
at the Duke Eye Center.  I also have work in the "View of the Making" 
exhibition put together by Michael Schwalbe.  The exhibition is currently
up at the N.C. State University Craft Center in Raleigh, NC, and there will
be a Gathering of Makers discussion on February 25, 6-7 pm

Coming up soon:

"Distilled Essences II", Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL.
March 1-April 4

"Functional Ceramics 2014", exhibition, Wayne Center for the Arts, 

Wooster, OH.  April 24-26.

"Yunomi Invitational 2014", AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA. 

April 25-May 16

"Scratching the Surface", workshop, Penland School of Crafts, 

Penland, NC.  
Summer Session One, May 25-June 6

"Slippin' and Siggin'", workshop, The Kiln Studio, Fairhope, AL.  

June 28-29



Thanks to Everyone out there, and I hope 2014 blesses you

with a bounty of equestrian benevolence!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Long time coming...2013 Holiday/Open Studio Sale

After a long wait, months of shows, workshops, and mishaps, the much anticipated Nine Toes Pottery blog post is here!

So, since the summer, I was in Houston for a great workshop and solo show with 18 Hands Gallery, a sale with my friend Doug Dotson and invited artists,  deemed the new and improved Mockernut Sale,  some holidays, some other shows, and an article about NTP in American Craft magazine...all in all some busyness and flurry, which brings us up to now...pretty much.

So, my friend and great potter, recently located in Penland, NC, Teresa Pietsch, will be joining me for my annual Holiday/Open Studio sale on December 14 and December 15, 10 am - 4 pm.  The sale is located at my studio, with a studio address of #4 The Glen, Chapel Hill, NC  27514.  I do not have directions up on this site anymore, but any reputable GPS/map device can get you there.  If you get turned around or need some verbal help, you can call my cell at (919) 225-6160.   We are planning on having a lot of pots, some snacks, and a smidgin of holiday cheer for those of you that can make it.

Teresa is exhibiting at the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild show in Raleigh, NC this weekend, for any of you Triangulites, and here is a link to her website for some images of her arboreal inspired potteries:  She also will be open for the Toe River Arts Council Studio Tour next weekend.

Now, more about me, I have some work at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill for the Holiday show sale, just sent some work to Taupe Gallery in North Wilkesboro, NC, dropping off pots at Heartwood Gallery in Saluda, NC...more online work at 18 Hands Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, and Mudfire Gallery.  Some cup shows at these galleries:  Crimson Laurel Gallery, Society for Contemporary Craft Shop in Pittsburgh, PA, and the Cup Invitational at Worcester Center for Crafts up in MA.  I probably missed something, and sorry for that, but gotta get going!

Hope y'all can make it to my holiday sale.   Bring a friend, bring a family member, pick up some hitchhikers and come on over!   Happy Holidays to everyone and a wonderful 2014 on the way!