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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
United States

828-675-4097

The central information hub for Michael Kline Pottery. a small one man shop of pottery making in the mountains of western North Carolina. 

 

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Events

26th Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour
May
11
to May 13

26th Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour

  • Guillermo Cuellar Pottery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

some of my pottery heros, from l-r, Jim Lorio, Clary Illian, Wayne Branum.

some of my pottery heros, from l-r, Jim Lorio, Clary Illian, Wayne Branum.

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Looking Back, Moving Forward: Growing From the Roots
Jul
29
to Aug 10

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Growing From the Roots

  • Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will be teaching a hands on workshop at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, in Deer Isle Maine!

Registration TBA.

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.

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Spruce Pine Potter's Market
Oct
14
to Oct 15

Spruce Pine Potter's Market

  • Cross Street Commerce Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Pottery Market Invitational

MINT MUSEUM RANDOLPH, Charlotte, NC

SATURDAY, SEP 9

10:00AM - 4:00PM

ADMISSION: $10

POTTERS MARKET INVITATIONAL 2017

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.

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Allston, MA
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Allston, MA

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! 

To register, download  registration form here or email Shawn Panepinto at panepint@fas.harvard.edu.

Questions? Email Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu

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San Diego, CA
Feb
4
to Feb 5

San Diego, CA

 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

For more information, click here or DOWNLOAD registration form here

I will be selling tools, my Ceramic Arts Daily DVD, as well as lots of recent pottery.

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Palo Alto, CA
Jan
27
to Jan 29

Palo Alto, CA

  • Palo Alto Art Center Foundation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 

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Fairhope AL
Sep
10
to Sep 11

Fairhope AL

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

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Truro, MA
Jul
18
to Jul 24

Truro, MA

  • TRURO CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT CASTLE HILL (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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Norfolk VA
Jun
25
to Jun 26

Norfolk VA

  • Virginia Weslyan College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Virginia Weslyan College

***REGISTRATION CLOSED***

This hands on workshop will include

Wheel forming

  • larger multi-part pot, NC capping technique, coil and throw
  • handled bowl
  • pitcher
  • jug
  • plates

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

Business 

  • 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.

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