We’ve been doing some major infrastructure projects on the various properties this week. Yesterday I was installing new culverts at the farm and found a bunch of really exciting new clay!!!
I’m excited to start using clay from the farmland where @carolinaflowers_ grows all the flowers.
#wildclay #farmlife #apotterslife #localclay #pottery

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Firing number 41 is cruising along.
We will be bring all the work from this firing to the upcoming @pottersmarketinvitational show at the @themintmuseum.
Come check us out there if your in the area September 9th.
#pottersmarketinvitational #pottery #wildclay #woodkiln #woodfire #woodfiredpottery #apotterslife

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Dirt Baggers bringing it in.
I’ve always loved team sports.
Working as a group to accomplish a common goal. The comradery. The feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself.
It’s one of the things that drew me to ceramics and specifically to woodfiring. It’s one of the most team oriented craft mediums. Dating back to the pottery village model and continuing into the contemporary studio movement.
One that note… here’s a great team photo of our Penland Clay Class bringing it in as a group.
#outofplaceworkshop #dirtbaggers #wildclay #apotterslife #penlandschoolofcrafts #penlandschool

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Special guest @takuroshibataceramics talking clay with 2 of our assistants, @zachsierkepottery and @micahmakespots during our class today. Such an honor to have Takuro come up and present about all the awesome things that are happening at @starworksnc with the wild clays.
#penlandschoolofcrafts #wildclay #apotterslife #woodfire

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