Monday, October 15, 2012

One time change

The fall schedule is all confirmed, (see last post here) with one time change. 

Annie Singletary's class on Thursdays will meet from 10-12, starting Nov. 1.

We're excited to have Annie return to teaching a class at BMCA's Clay Studio.  It's been a while, and we're eager to have her back in the studio.

Annie Singletary holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North
Carolina at Asheville, and completed a residency at the Odyssey Center for the Ceramic
Arts. She lives in Black Mountain with her husband and two sons. She and her husband are
involved with Camps Merri-Mac and Timberlake, with Annie’s role being that of equestrian
program supervisor. Her love for nature and her outdoor lifestyle keep her highly motivated
in her work in clay. Her pottery is functional, made from porcelain and a variety of glazes.
She compares the forms and patterns in her pottery to those in both nature and textiles.

Friday, October 12, 2012

New class added Thursdays as of Nov 1


Discover your connection with clay! We will take you step-by-step through all aspects of either hand-building/sculptural work or wheel-throwing. Both avenues will also include the firing & glazing process. Your clay class registration allows you to come for all Open Studio sessions to practice or work on your current projects. Class sizes are limited. Register with Rita in the BMCA office (Main Building).
The 6-week sessions are $135 (for tuition & Open Studio) + lab fee of $35 (for clay, glazes, firing).

IF you are already an experienced potter, you may inquire about the application process to be in our Independent Study program, a non-production option/$100 for six weeks; clay extra.
Classes are scheduled September 8  – October 19, and October 27  - December 14
Six-Week Classes ( Some classes have min/max enrollment requirements and registration deadline )
         1 - 4 pm                        • Open Studio •                                       Pat Levi
          6 - 8 pm                       Adult Clay Class                   Cathy Babula  

       10 am - noon               Adult Clay Class                  Charles Freeland
       12 – 4 pm                   • Open Studio •                           Charles Freeland
       6 - 9 pm                 • Open Studio •                     Charles Freeland
       11am – 1 pm            Adult Clay Class                            Annie Singletary
       1 – 4 pm                 • Open Studio •                     Barbara Rogers
       4 - 6 pm                 Ongoing Clay Class               Geoff Bird
                        (this class continues on rolling basis; check with BMCA office)

       6 – 8 pm                 • Open Studio •                     Charles Freeland

        2 – 4 pm                   • Open Studio •                      Barbara Rogers

10 – 12 pm   ABSOLUTE BEGINNER CLASS     Charles Freeland
12  3pm           • Open Studio •                          Blair McKee
         3 –5 pm                 • Open Studio •                     Blair McKee
Tuition: $135 + $35 Lab Fee for 25 lbs. clay, glazes and firing.  Special Classes Tuition may vary.
 828/669-0930 •             225 W. State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Clay club visit postponed

With all the potters shows going on this time of year, the Clay Club visit to BMCA clay studio has been postponed.  We really were wanting students of clay and potters who do this for a living to get in the same room together.

Charles Freeland and John Britt will let you know when the new date is set for our hosting the Clay Club.

Look for information on the board in the studio, or here on the Clay Studio blog of BMCA.

Don't miss the Spruce-Pine Potters Market on the 13th and 14th.
Don't miss our own Fred Feldman as a studio potter/wood worker, on the East of Asheville Studio Tour also the 13th and 14th.
The list goes on...just look for events around Western North Carolina in October and you will have to pick and choose.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Run for Art held last weekend

Prizes for the Run For Your Arts 5k fundraiser for BMCA, held Saturday September 29, were handcrafted by the Black Mountain Center for the Arts Clay Studio and Charles Freeland, including clay medallions for all of the participants designed by Mathilda Tanner.

The BMCA logo was added to Charles’s plates and chalice by Annie Singletary.  

Overall winner Daniel Pride won the chalice and a gift certificate to The Merry Wine Market.  

Top female winner Melissa Wardwell and male winner Skeet Burtoe each won a plate and a gift certificate to Pisgah Brewery.  

Thanks to the potters who helped make these very unusual awards, which greatly contributed to the success of the first run.