Hey y’all I’m doing a 2 day workshop at @habershammills in North Georgia this October.
Check it out.
Registration and more information can be found on their website habershammillsga.com
Thanks to my great friend @nancygreenceramics for organizing this fantastic event.
#pottery #ceramics #potteryworkshop #potterydemonstration #potteryclass

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A collaboration amongst friends.
My friends Haden and Rose started the amazing @redroostercoffeeshop in Floyd, Benjie Osborne made the counter (and all the tables) at the coffee shop and of course I made this mug.
We all grew up together and are all represented in this image.
@16.hands is off to a good start today.
Come on out and do the tour if your in the neighborhood. And certainly stop off and get some @redroostercoffeeroaster
#16handsfloydva #redroostercoffee #pottery

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I’ll be showing at Benjie Osborne’s (@thiswasatree) studio for @16.hands this weekend with special guest woodturning extraordinaire Shanti Yard.
We all grew up together in Floyd and it’s gonna be a blast to have a show with these two long time friends.
Come on out if your in the neighborhood this weekend.
Check 16hands.com for all the details.
#16handsfloydva #pottery #studiotour #visitfloydva #floydva

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Working on finishing up the new assistant studio today.
A couple months ago it was just a pole barn… how it feels like a design magazine.
It’s certainly going to add a lot to our operation and the ongoing development of my assistant program.
If anyone wants to come spend a year working in this space, send me a message. We will be switching out assistants next summer.
With @jcm.ceramics and @t.glosby
#studio #pottery #woodfiredpottery

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My work in ceramics is a collaboration between my ideas, the materials I work with and the wood burning kiln I fire in.
The finish pieces are a product of these 3 essential elements coming together.
I dig my clay from the ground and process it by hand. Searching for wild clay takes me on adventures all over North Carolina and throughout the whole world. I love the process and it makes me excited about what I’m making and ties me closely to the land and the people who live here.
I fire my big wood kiln with waste wood and the help of my fantastic crew.
The process takes over a week to complete.
The surface effects on the pieces are created largely inside the kiln, through the interaction between clay, wood ash and vapors.
I choose to work this way because it is the only way for me to make work that feels like I want it to feel. No part of the process is less essential that another.
Everything matters.
My next show will be the fall @16.hands tour in my home town of Floyd, Virginia. Come check it out and follow along with 16 Hands on instagram!
#joshcopus #16handsfloydva #pottery #studiotour #arttour

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