I'm very pleased to announce that I've been invited to participate in the 26th Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour. I will be showing at Guillermo Cuellar's studio in Shaefer, MN For more information and to make your plans to visit this highly regarded pottery tour, click here to go to the web site.
I will be teaching a hands on workshop at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, in Deer Isle Maine!
Here is the course description:
Using folk pottery traditions as the springboard, in this workshop we will be using brushwork, stamping, and incising, to find our contemporary voices. Participants will be guided through a series of lively throwing and surface decoration demos, as well as fun brushwork exercises. There will be time to experiment with the relationships between form and surface, function and imagery, as well as pattern development. The class will be using high fire stoneware clay and we’ll explore a variety of slip and glaze strategies for the salt kiln including pigmented wax resist and latex resist.
We will discuss the day to day practicalities of life as a studio potter and develop a sense of curiosity and playfulness that can help our work evolve.
All levels welcome.
Please join Bruce Gholson Samantha Henneke, and Michael Kline for Mountain Cousins in Clay this Labor Day weekend. Our Guest Cousin is Asheville, NC potter, Kyle Carpenter. Click here to plan your trip to Bakersville, NC
Cousins in Clay is a collaborative adventure between Bruce, Samantha, and Michael. Two pottery sale events that happen at the beginning of the summer (weekend after Memorial Day) at Bulldog Pottery in Seagrove, NC and one at the end of the summer (Labor Day weekend) at Michael Kline Pottery in Bakersville, NC. Join us!
POTTERS MARKET INVITATIONAL 2018
MINT MUSEUM RANDOLPH
SATURDAY, SEP 8
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Visit the Potters Market Invitational (PMI) in its 14th year. More than 50 North Carolina potters will gather on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph to sell their creations. PMI showcases the breadth and depth of work by makers in what has become known as the Pottery State. Enjoy this opportunity to purchase works of art directly from North Carolina ceramic artists.
Meet exceptional potters from Seagrove, the NC mountains, the Piedmont and the Catawba Valley. You’ll find works ranging from traditional functional wares to contemporary sculptural works. This is a fun-filled day including clay demonstrations, a pop-up cafe, and live music. Your ticket also includes admission to the Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown. Join us as a sponsor and get benefits including early admission. For more information please click here .
Attendees can save if they buy tickets online in advance (prior to September 1), at two for $20. Also, the $100 early admission sponsorship level has been renamed the Patrons Early Admission Ticket. Sponsorships are available for early entry on Saturday and the Friday night "Potters Party." More information, including individual and corporate sponsorships can be found below or please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org / 704.337.2000.
Pottery on the Hill is a weekend celebrating functional pottery (that which can be regularly used, such as dinnerware, drinkware, vases, platters, and more) featuring seventeen of the top ceramic artists from across the country. Avid ceramics fans will love the chance to talk with the potters in an casual, fun environment and continuing to grow their collections. For those who might just love the pottery, this is a great opportunity to get a jumpstart on shopping for the holidays, giving the special people in your life a gift as unique and on-of-a-kind as they are.
This year's artists are:
The Friday Preview Reception is a ticketed event. Preview Reception tickets are now available!
The Saturday and Sunday Show and Sale is a free event and open to the public.
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An exhibition of three wonderfully skilled potters based in North Carolina, known for working with flora motifs. Carved, painted, waxed, and stamped... the different techniques and styles used by each of them allow for individual, recognizable expression.
The title comes from plant identification. One of the most important steps when learning how to identifying trees and plants is understanding phyllotaxy, or the arrangement of the leaves around the stem. The purpose of these arrangements are often to optimize exposure to the sun. Most plants fall into one of three main leaf arrangements, which are easy to distinguish from each other: Alternate, Opposite, and Whorled.
Whorled leaf arrangements are identified by three or more leaves attached at a single node. Much like the three 'whorling' leaves, Becky, Kyle, and Michael are 3 parts of a single node, gracefully crossing in and out of each others' paths for the most optimal outcome. We hope you enjoy this show!
Pottery on the Hill is a weekend celebrating functional pottery (that which can be regularly used, such as dinnerware, drinkware, vases, platters, and more) featuring seventeen of the top ceramic artists from across the country. Preview Reception tickets are now available!
The Spruce Pine Potters Market is a unique gathering of our region’s greatest potters and clay artists. Enjoy wonderful food and beautiful handmade pottery on a colorful autumn weekend. Admission is free and lunches are available for purchase on site.
Visitors to the show can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a beautiful
piece of art donated by four of our participating artists.
The winner does not need to be present at the time of the drawing.
MINT MUSEUM RANDOLPH, Charlotte, NC
SATURDAY, SEP 9
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Join me and 50 other North Carolina potters as we gather on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph to sell our newest creations. There will be pottery demonstrations, food, live music, and more! Your ticket is also valid for museum admission.
The Potters Market Invitational (PMI) is presented by the Delhom Service League, ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum, and helps fulfill the Delhom’s mission to promote ceramic arts and education. Many works have been added to the Mint’s well-known ceramics collection, and to the Delhom-Gambrell ceramics library through PMI funds.
Visiting Artist Workshop: Harvard University
I will demonstrate thrown multi-part pots, handled bowls, jug forms and a cut-edge plate. Surface demonstrations will include brush-work with pigmented wax resist and slip-inlay techniques. Participants will enjoy a hands-on exercise on brush work. The day will include an hour for lunch (pot-luck) with a slide presentation of my studio and kilns imy use of social media as a contemporary potter.
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED!
Questions? Email Kathy King at email@example.com
Clay Artists of San Diego Workshop
I will lead a 2 day workshop for the Clay Artists of San Diego.
This workshop will include demonstrations of several wheel thrown forms, surface demonstrations will include brushwork with pigmented wax resist, rope textures and sanggam, a Korean slip inlay technique.
During the workshop participants can participate in a hands-on brushwork exercise. I will present a slide show of the evolution of my career and will discuss my use of social media as a contemporary potter.
CASD Members $110 and non-members $145
I will be selling tools, my Ceramic Arts Daily DVD, as well as lots of recent pottery.
To kick off my 2017 California Workshop Tour, the Palo Alto Art Center and the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California present this 2 day hands-on workshop of throwing and brush technique!
Registration is limited. Click HERE for secure ONLINE registration
Contact Miki Shim-Rutter for details
Eastern Shore Arts Center
Michael Kline delivers this two day hands on workshop diving into the deep well of pottery history and sharing his 25 years of potting experience with demonstrations, discussions, and plenty of time for making. Michael is known for his fluid brushwork and strong traditional wood-fired forms. A variety of surface treatments including brushwork with wax resists and slips, thick slip combing, slip trailing, swirlware, and traditional Korean slip inlay.
For more information, click here
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
This is a five-day, hands-on workshop diving into the deep well of pottery history. Michael will share his 20 years of experience with demonstrations and discussions. All experience levels are invited! Learn a variety of surface treatments including brushwork with wax resists and slips, thick slip combing, slip trailing, agate and swirlware, traditional Korean slip inlay, and rope impressing.
For more information and sign up, click here.
Virginia Weslyan College
This hands on workshop will include
- larger multi-part pot, NC capping technique, coil and throw
- handled bowl
Surface treatment demos
- brush types and mark making
- pigmented wax resist
- salt/soda glaze specifics
- surface for various wood firing approaches
- Korean sanggam inlay technique
- Branding with Facebook Buisness Pages
- Using Instagram to build an online following
- Photography and writing an artist statement are so important to convey your ideas and your work to the marketplace.
You will also have hands on help with brushwork, throwing, and all the techniques that he incorporates in his work. We will have several exercises to loosen up and have fun.
For more information, click here.