Building new clay drying racks with assistant @t.glosby this morning to expand our clay making capabilities.
One of the things I offer to the assistants is access to all the wild materials that I have in stock. And access to all the processing facilities.
The clay isn’t free though… they have to work for it.
The process their own clay on their own time.
It’s actually helpful to establish a sense of ownership and responsibility to the material.
It’s pretty much an unlimited resource but when you have to work for it, there is an valuable sense of preciousness that gets attached to it.
These new racks will assure that the assistants can process clay to their hearts content.
With @jcm.ceramics
#potteryassistant #potteryapprenticeship #wildclay #localclay #localmaterials

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Hey everyone, if your interested in taking a one week, hands on and hands down fantastic workshop with me this coming summer you should email Shane Mickey at dmickey@mhu.edu to register for my workshop at Mars Hill University June 23-29.
It’s really affordable. $500 dollars for tuition and room and board through the university for an additional $290.
It’s a great time to come spend a week in the mountains just outside of Asheville. We will make things together, talk about wild clay, and have a pizza party at my land on the last night.
It’s gonna be a blast.
#potteryworkshop #ceramics #ceramicsclass #joshcopus #wildclay

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My friend Shane Mickey has started offering one week workshops at Mars Hill University, which is just outside of Asheville and just down the road from my pottery.
I am teaching the week of June 23-29th. We will cover a whole array of different forming techniques in this hands on workshop. We will also have a pizza party out at our pottery on the last night of the class.
All for the incredibly affordable rate of $500 for tuition.
You can also sign up for room and meals through the University fo $290, which makes these workshops a really great value.
Registration is open now. email dmickey@mhu.edu for more information and to sign yourself up!
With @shanemickeypottery @teadubpottery @chandradebuse @carterpottery
#workshop #potteryclass #potteryworkshop #ceramics

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Just a reminder that this is the last week to register early for my class at Arrowmont, June 30th till July 13th.
If you register by February 1st your 50$ registration fee will be waved.
Go to Arrowmont.org for all the details.
And check out @arrowmont_school
#teachingatarrowmont #arrowmont_school #arrowmont #joshcopus #woodfiredceramics #pottery #wildclay #woodkiln

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The anagrams is loaded and lit here at the Archie Bray. The first of 4 kilns to be fired during the Cultural Confluence Symposium. Thanks to our kiln leaders @cobbartandecology and @artistpotter for making it happen and @shikamaru.t for making the image.
With @archie_bray and @culturalconfluencewoodfire
#culturalconfluence2018 #culturalconfluencewoodfire #apotterslife #woodfire #woodkiln #wildclay #woodfiredceramics #pottery

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Wild clay!!!!
On our first day we went into the mountains to dig materials. We then “built” some rudimentary “equipment” and systems to crush, screen and blend the clay. In 2 days we had it ready to work with. We made a body using half wild clay and half commercial materials. Everyone is really excited to give it a try. @archie_bray @culturalconfluencewoodfire
#culturalconfluence2018 #culturalconfluencewoodfire #localmaterials #wildclay

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