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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
United States


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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Anderson Ranch Annual Benefit Auction
11:00 AM11:00

Anderson Ranch Annual Benefit Auction

The Annual Art Auction is Anderson Ranch’s largest community fundraiser of the year and a festive highlight of the summer season! Held at the historic Ranch, the event welcomes art lovers of all ages to the campus. Over 200 works of art from $100 – $20,000 are available in live and silent auctions. Donated by artists, collectors and galleries, much of the work was made at the Ranch or produced specifically for this event. Enjoy live music, art activities for children and a delicious picnic lunch prepared by the Ranch Café. Proceeds support the Ranch’s artistic programs.

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3 Day Demo Workshop at the Bascom
to Sep 29

3 Day Demo Workshop at the Bascom

I am pleased to be returning to the awesome 2500 sq. ft.  David Drake Studio at the Bascom Visual Arts Center in Highlands, NC for a 3 day demo workshop.

Traditional Techniques & Contemporary Practice: Pottery  Pattern with Stamped & Painted Imagery  

In this 3 day workshop I will demonstrate my surface design methods of stamped and carved inlay as well as hand painted patterns in wax resist. I will throw a variety of his forms and discuss my array of surface strategies. Participants will gain insights from the demonstrations into how they may use traditional techniques to form their contemporary work. 

During the workshop participants will be lead through a couple of brief break-out hands-on exercises.  

Tuition: $300 Bascom Members, $350 for Non Members

Register today at the Bascom web site and get information about their ongoing programming!

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Pottery On The Hill
to Nov 3

Pottery On The Hill

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 will be announced soon. Stay tuned.

The Friday Preview Reception is a ticketed event.

The Saturday and Sunday Show and Sale is a free event and open to the public.

Stay on top of the latest Pottery on the Hill news over on our Facebook page.

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2 week Workshop with Kyle Carpenter
to Aug 4

2 week Workshop with Kyle Carpenter

  • Penland School of Craft (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books, paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists’ residencies, local programs, and a gallery and information center.

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16th Annual Art of the Pot Studio Tour
to May 12

16th Annual Art of the Pot Studio Tour

  • Melissa Mencini Ceramics (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I’m very excited to be returning to Austin Texas for the 15th Annual Art of the Pot Studio Tour. I will be hosted by Melissa Mencini.

The Studio Tour will include a VIP Bus tour of all of the artists and studio Friday night. Check back or email me for more details! I look forward to seeing everyone in Austin,Texas.

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Village Potters Workshop
10:00 AM10:00

Village Potters Workshop


Join The Village Potters and Michael Kline for this 1-day, demonstration workshop. Michael will present a variety of throwing demos and surface design techniques. These include forms such as mugs, yunomis, plates, bowls, and pitchers. Some of the surface design demonstrations will include brushwork, wax resist, Korean slip inlay techniques, and more. 

Fee: $195 (20% off for The Village Potters students, must register by phone)

Register ONLINE at the Village Potters of Asheville website, here

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Events at NCECA: Claytopia
to Mar 22

Events at NCECA: Claytopia

  • Minneapolis Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Michael will be attending the 53rd Annual National Conference for the Education of Ceramic Art in Minneapolis, MN. Specific demos and other events will be listed here as the times become available. Stay tuned. ;-)

  • Thursday Michael will be doing a inlay demonstration for MKM Pottery Tools, booth #600-602-604 times TBA

  • Thursday Michael will be doing a inlay demonstration for Mudtools, booth # 601-603-605

    times TBA

  • Wednesday and Friday morning, Michael will be making pots at the Northern Clay Center Make-in Studio. Click this link for more information.

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