Friday, April 18, 2014

Living in Black Mountain

Hi, I'm the person behind this of us anyway.  (BMCA Clay Studio has lots of creative folks behind us and in front as well.)

Just wanted to share another blog post from about a year ago.  I do a blog called Living in Black Mountain, and here are some shots of the Clay Studio HERE.

Monday, April 14, 2014

View from the studio

When we take a break from the clay, there's the Black Mountain valley downhill to look at.  Yes, sometimes a train goes by (as in this picture!)

If we walk  down the paved path to the lower parking lot, we can see some beautiful blossoms (here the top of the studio is barely visible behind the cherry tree looking up the hill.

My friend Bonnie (also a member of the studio) is part of the Black Mountain Beautification Committee, which keeps this garden in bloom most of the year.  I'll have some more blossom pictures here soon.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Marbleized clay

Pat proudly shows her two latest marbleized pots.

 A wheel-thrown vase with 3 colors of clay that are blended together then glazed with a matt clear glaze.  A real winner!

See more Clay Studio of Black Mountain Center for the Arts pictures on Barb's blog, Alchemy of Clay, HERE.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A good time for working

Great day in Open Studio today...

busy pottery students working on their efforts in clay.  Small conversations going on quietly between several people, but not at high levels across the whole room.  People asking each other for helpful suggestions, and offering their experiences as requested.

Maybe a crowd, but with focus in front of each person, it didn't really feel that crowded.

Working together but separately.  A good feeling, making creativity just pour out of each person.

Thanks for dropping by, for sharing, and for making whatever you wanted to!

Barb, one of the Independent Students.

Drop over to Alchemy of Clay to see my pottery photos and more "students" at BMCA!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Some staff switches

Welcome back to Elise Reed, while our dear friend Ryanne Mack is taking some time with her family, including a new little one.

Sunday Open Studio now has Elise to hostess it.

Welcome back to Molly Keeney who's going to be at Friday Open Studios as hostess while Sarah Vekasi is busy in her own studio.

More potting news is over at Barb Rogers' blog "Alchemy of Clay."

Sorry, can't post on both spots every day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blog pictures for a while

Come over to Barb Rogers' blog HERE to see more of the clay studio people.  See 2 Pats and a Gail!

Monday, March 31, 2014

What's Marsha doing now?

Just opened
First Pull up the wall
No idea what the stick is doing...tee hee.  Ask her!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

birds~ tweet tweet

Pat the second made some lovely birds...this one has a crown and pearls...the queen bird maybe?

Thursday, March 27, 2014


The ware cart is full of recently glazed works.  Isn't that a nice planter?  (Bonnie did this, I'm pretty sure)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lynda's vase

Lynda has again come up with a gorgeous combination of glazes for her vase.  It sits on the ware shelf after being glazed.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014


A well worked luminary by Pat the second (meaning the second Pat who now works in our studio!)

Lovely matt bronze green glaze on it.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Pat's finished pitcher

Pat finished her pitcher...the one we've recorded here from the beginning!  It sure is gorgeous!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Owls anyone?

Some recent glazed work including some great little owls planters by our students.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Matilda's carvings


Matilda Tanner is one of our teachers, and she has a great technique of carving on pots.  Here dragonflies grace a bowl.  It is waiting to be glazed.

You can see more of her work in her YouTube movies HERE.  The latest showed how to make fairies!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Friday Sarah

When you drop by the studio on Friday mornings, Sarah Vekasi will greet you.  Her own studio is also nearby, and you can see what she is creating HERE.

Here she's grinding a rough spot off the bottom of a dish that just came out of the kiln.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Different potters, different pots

Foreground, incense burners, then 3 mugs, and yellow toothbrush holder by Barbara Rogers.  Background, oil container and casserole by Marsha Cozart.