Thursday, February 27, 2014

The mural

Bas Relief in concrete on one side of the clay studio.

I'm told it is beautiful when lit at night (I guess I'm in bed after dark).
David Seils is the artist’s name. (

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Student Work Window

Do you remember how honored you were the first time a teacher chose your work to display in public?  I do.  It was like myself hanging up on the wall in a student show somewhere or another, I think I was in 6th grade.

So the Student Work Window is our display of what our various students have created.  Right there by the door.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Geoff Bird teaching

Geoff Bird and Marsha Cozart discuss pottery techniques, which is how Geoff teaches!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Welcome to BMCA

Gale Jackson, Director of Black Mountain Center for the Arts, has a welcoming smile for visitors to the center.  The web site will let you know when and what is happening there!

Pat working on glazes

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Where pottery can be purchased

A small display of student's and teacher's pottery is available to purchase in the office of Black Mountain Center for the Arts.  Several students and teachers also have their  pottery for sale on their own web pages, through FaceBook, Etsy and blogs, or in the shops around Black Mountain.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Trimming tutorial, and closed on Fri Feb. 14, 2013

Roads not considered safe for driving potters, so studio won't be open on Fri.  Maybe Sat?

Snow day again

Black Mountain has snow everywhere, and people are being urged to not go on roads.  Charles is going sledding.  No Open Studio today!

Getting the glaze right

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

No Open Studio due to snow

Charles Freeland just sent this email to the students he has on his list.
"There will no open studio tonight due to hazardous road conditions.  Please watch email for thurs. open studio conditions."

BMCA Office

The office at Black Mountain Center for the arts has a welcoming smile from our Program Coordinator, Jessica Klarp.  She's who to talk to when signing up for classes in the Clay Studio!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Next session starts soon

Next week the next classes will start. 

I've been pretty remiss in posting here, sorry.  I wish it was because I was in the studio up to my neck in clay.  Soon.

Pat Levi is monitoring the Monday afternoon Open Studio from 1-4 for everyone, but with snow falling heavily, not many folks have dropped by today.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The latest from Mathilda

Mathilda's making movies of her clay techniques.
Here's her first YouTube effort.

In case you feel a bit dizzy, you can,
1. lie on your side to watch
2. turn your monitor 90 degrees
c. know that this is a work in progress and will get better each time!

Thanks Mathilda for sharing your talent.

Mathilda Tanner rose carving

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The groundhog says...

six more weeks of winter.  We know what that means.  Time to be in a warm place, doing something creative!  Yep, for me I'll be here at Black Mountain Center for the Arts Clay Studio.

I've got a big (for me) sculpture waiting to glaze.  I've got some mugs and toothbrush holders to finish.  And some bowls.  I'm definitely in process of creating.

And it's great to look over at the next wheel or table and see what fabulous ideas the other students (and teachers) have.  A kiln that's unloaded is always like Christmas, and everyone wants to know, "What glazes did you use to get that effect?"

Reminder to Independent Studies Students, time to pay for another month of open studio time. 
Not the groundhog's friend, Barb