Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Waning Summer, C'mon Fall!

 Happy Autumn, y'all!  Still officially a few weeks off, but I am excited about the cooler weather and deeper shadows here in NC.  A number of shows, sales, and exhibitons coming up.  You can check out the following link for more details.  Hope to see you out and about in the pottery world!  


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

East Coast Traveling

Well, it's been a busy few months at Nine Toes Pottery.  NCECA in Providence, RI back in March was an awesome affair with lots of enthusiastic clay heads descending on the northeastern town.  Had a great workshop with the Ceramic Designers Association in Virginia Beach, VA on the way back to Chapel Hill and headed up to Wooster, OH for the Functional Ceramics Workshop in April.  I presented alongside Gay Smith and Dan Finnegan, which was quite an honor and also a whole lot of fun!  

Now, tomorrow I head to Nashville, TN to present alongside some more ceramic luminaries, Linda Arbuckle, Birdie Boone, and Jason Bige Burnett, and I am very excited and still wondering how I got invited.  This presentation will be at the Clay Lady's Campus, sponsored by Mid-South Ceramics and organized by the Potter's Council.  Hoping to see some of you there, say howdy!   Next weekend I head to Atlanta for a repeat appearance at Mudfire Studio and Gallery.  I think there may be a few spots left if anyone is interested in a weekend of Slippin' and Siggin'.  I'll have pots for sale and an online show that goes up after the workshop.  Check out the link below:


Also, coming up this weekend is the AKAR Gallery annual Yunomi invitational.  The sneak peeks look fabulous and I am extremely grateful to have five cups, with some new decorations, in this perenially stellar show.   Upcoming shows at the Kiln Gallery in Fairhope, with a late June workshop, and the final workshop, i think, of 2015, at Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC, mid July.  Hope to see some of yall at one of these events!  Enjoy Spring into Summer and have wonderfilled days!   

P.S.  See you Charlotteans again this year at the Mint Museum's Potter's Market!  I'm back in the loop...at least for this year...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Buzizzy 2015!

A belated Happy 2015 to everyone!  So, this year is panning out to be the busiest yet!  Starting with NCECA in March and winding up at Pocosin Arts Center in Columbia, NC, we have a pretty vigorous roadtour of the south and east!  Here is my workshop and a little of my sale/show schedule.  Hope some of you can make it to one or more of the events!

March 25, 11:00 am -  Speaking during the Gallery Expo at NCECA in Providence, RI, with The Kiln Gallery from Fairhope, AL

March 28-29 - Scratching the Surface workshop, Ceramic Designers Association, Virginia Beach, VA

April 16-18 - Functional Ceramics Workshop, presenter along with Gay Smith and Dan Finnegan,  Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH

May 15-17, Potter's Council "Techniques for Expressive Forms and Surfaces in Clay", The Clay Lady Campus, Nashville, TN

May 22-24, "Slippin' and Siggin'' workshop at Mudfire Studios, Decatur GA, with an exhibition and show opening/reception on May 23, 6 pm

June 27-28, "Decorated Dinner:  Making Plates and Platters", The Kiln Gallery and Studio, Fairhope, AL, with accompanying show

July 11-12, "Slippin' and Siggin'" workshop at Pocosin Arts Center, Columbia, NC

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Sale with Teresa Pietsch Pottery

Better Late Than Never!

Come join me and my very special guest potter, Teresa Pietsch, for the Annual Nine Toes Pottery Holiday Sale.  Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, we will be at my studio, 10 am until 4 pm, with lots of pots, cookies and cider to go around.  The studio address is #4 The Glen, CH, NC, 27514.

Come by and pick up some highly decorated functional earthenware from me and some elegant tree inspired stoneware from Teresa.  Happy Holidays to all, and hope to see you at the sale!   


Teresa Pietsch, Tree Mugs, click on image to go to her website

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mockernut 2014

I'll be joining Doug Dotson, of Doug Dotson Pottery fame, next weekend, September 27-28, 10-4 pm, for the Mockernut Show.  We will have lots of great pots and refreshments on hand, and we would love to see you out in the lovely woods of Chatham County, NC!

Doug Dotson, Teapot, soda fired stoneware, yummy!

Doug and I will be joined by Emma Skurnick, with her wonderful and fantastical nature illustrations

Emma Skurnick, Egret and Sumac, nice pops of red!

 And the wonderful Gay Smith, with her distinctive and expressive functional soda fired porcelain vessels! 

 Gay Smith, Cache Pot, soda fired porcelain, love, love, love it!

Come on out and visit with us and check out all the pots and potters and illustrators in one beautiful location!  Hope to see you there!

Ronan Peterson, Mixing Bowl, earthenware, really excited about that handle!