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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
United States


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A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!

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babe, bunny, and beer

The studio tour weekend is over and it's time for a beer! Stacey claimed this "eine Kline bier stein" and we're so grateful to all of our fierce pottery fans who support us year after year, come snow or come shine. Thank you also to all of our new customers! We hope to see everyone again next year!

As for what's left, we'll be announcing the time and date of our Etsy sale tomorrow. So if you weren't able to make it this weekend you'll get a chance to shop for some of our pottery and jewelry next week! We'll let you know!

Check here at ye olde blogge or text "pottery" to 70259 to sign up for our mailing list.

Thanks again folks!

Thursday Meow

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Getting back to work isn't so easy. Ron's having a good discussion over at his blog about "warming up". Pottery 4play, if you will. Go on over and enter the fray. In the meantime I was reminded of this quote by Chuck Close (thanks go to adjunct potter John Simmons):

CC: Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work and the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will, through work, bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never dream up if you were just sitting around looking for a great art idea. And that a belief in that the process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel everyday. Today you know what you will do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday and tomorrow you are going to do what you did today and at least for a certain period of time if you can just work to hang in there, you will get somewhere.

'nuff said. Thanks Chuck.

Now it's on to the next one.
Speaking of next one's, Courtney Martin and I are joining forces for the next wood firing on Snow Creek Rd. It'll be at her place on the 15th. Time to get busy decorating and glazing all of the pots that didn't make it into 36 and make a few more to fill out the showroom.

My show officially opens in Asheville tomorrow night and it's also online. Looks like there are still a few pieces left. ;-) Hope to see you there!

Also I sent out my latest Mail Chimp e-newsletter. If you didn't get it you're not signed up for my list. Click here to receive your copy!

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my new e mail buddy

I have a new email service to communicate with folks who either can't keep up with the blog, or aren't on Facebook. I'll announce any show or sale I'm having and share any important news from the pottery. With a bit of luck and careful planning I hope to send out a monthly newsletter.

If you haven't received my newsletter or email updates yet, you probably aren't signed up on my current email list. Some folks who signed up over the summer and fall were accidentally lost when my master list got corrupted! (don't ask me how that happened) I'm so sorry.

Here's how I plan on giving back to all of you who sign up. When you sign up you'll not only get announcements via email, but you will also receive a coupon!! that will entitle you to a discount at my Etsy site or here at the studio if you come by for a visit! Those of y'all that are already signed up will get a coupon as well!

So, go to my sign up page and save big $$$ on pottery!

If you want to receive regular mail, real, in-your-hand post cards announcements, you can do that on the email sign up page as well. Just fill in the whole form with your mailing address and zip code.

If you get enough information just by reading the blog and don't want a deal on pottery, that's fine, too.

As always, thanks for reading!