Ya’ll check your mailboxes. Good tidings came in the mail today. Fingers crossed for my brothers and sisters in Carolina clay. Thanks to the @pottersmarketinvitational and the @themintmuseum for having me back to the best retail ceramics show in the country. I look forward to all the smiling faces of friends and the long lines of people queued up to purchase pottery.
#pottersmarketinvitational #pottersmarket #pmi #mintshow #community #apotterslife #ceramics #goodtidings

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Drilling into clay.
In one of many discussions today a student asked me how this week has changed me.
This is a workshop for me also.
Not only am I learning to be a better teacher and a better communicator, but it’s w great change for me to work on some ideas that I haven’t been afforded the time to work on recently. With all the pressures of making a living and the ever expanding project list, it’s hard to find the time to play. It’s been a good week for that.
#atimetoplay #arrowmont #arrowmontschoolofartsandcrafts #apotterslife #ceramics

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It’s been so a blast to spend this week working with my boy @willdickertceramics
Will’s been a friend and a part of my firing crew for years. He was kind enough to agree to assist my class… Even though he could be teaching it. Thanks for making my job a little bit easier and certainly a whole bunch funner.
#willdickertisabadass #arrowmont #arrowmontschoolofartsandcrafts #ceramics #apotterslife

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Maquettes from our design exercise today.
Each student was given a clod of wet clay straight from the ground with the instructions to work directly with the material with the basic idea of using the process as a jumping off point for ideas. It was a interesting practice to share with the group.
These will all get scaled up tomorrow.
#maquette #ceramics #arrowmont #designexercise #arrowmontschoolofartsandcrafts #apotterslife

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Wild clay design exercise in class today.
Teaching how to work directly with the material straight from the ground, respond, and listen to its voice… Often it ends up leading you to a place you didn’t expect or intend.
#wildclay #designexercise #arrowmont #arrowmontschoolofartsandcrafts #apotterslife #ceramics

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