Friday, August 19, 2011

"Cousins in Clay" at Michael Kline Pottery in the Mountains

We are excited to join our "Clay Cousin" Michael Kline next week at his pottery studio in Bakersville, NC.  We will have a fresh group of Moka and other glazed pottery to pack up and bring to his place.  

All of us have had so much fun the past three years with the event "Cousins in Clay" here at Bulldog Pottery in Seagrove, that we have decided to grow "Cousins in Clay" into a twice a year event. We are excited about doubling the potential of new experiences, the camaraderie of sharing, collaborating, and invite potters to join with us that love and have a passion for clay as we do.  It is inspiring to work with Michael in this endeavor, and we love talking with people that love pottery, and want pottery to be a part of their daily lives.  We enjoy meeting people, conversations, making friends with all of you that make all of this possible for us to keep making pottery as our profession.  

On Memorial Day weekend, Cousins in Clay will take place here in Seagrove at Bulldog Pottery, and this year "Mountain Cousins" will take place on August 26 and 27 (Friday and Saturday) at Michael Kline's Pottery in Bakersville.  (In the future it will be on Labor Day weekend, so easy to remember!) This year (2011) Michael will be teaching a clay workshop at Arrowmount on Labor Day weekend.

Below I am all set up in our old space to glaze. We have yet to move this part of our process. It just takes us time to set up, clean up, and especially to organize.  Organizing is so important, it really takes just as much patience to do it, as making our pots. We want to learn how to give organizing our mind energy too.

Bruce has moved down to the new studio to glaze his pots with shino.  We are looking forward to organizing (there is that word again) everything that you see behind him! We will one day glaze there too.

Bruce has begun to glaze test again! Yip Yip! I am also looking forward to seeing him work with his shino again. Beautiful work. He made incredible pieces back in the 80's and early 90's.  Someday I will have to show some images of the beautiful snake platters we have hanging on our wall.

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