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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Great first day of the Cultural Confluences Symposium collecting wild materials with @woodfirelust
It was wonderful to get out a see some of Montana and feel this place and what it can inspire.
One of the things I’ve always appreciated about wild clay prospecting is how much enthusiasm it can inspire in people. I think the looks on people’s faces in these images really tell the story.
@culturalconfluencewoodfire @archie_bray
#culturalconfluence #culturalconfluence2018 #culturalconfluencesymposium #archiebray #wildclay #localmaterials #localclay

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I had a great experience working for @starworksceramics at NCECA this year, along with all these talented and amazing people.
It easy to “sell” something that you love and believe in.
The clays from North Carolina are something special and I’m proud to be a part of this team that is bringing the clays I love to the greater ceramics community.
I fell in love with digging and processing my own clay almost 15 years ago. It’s a laborious process and something that probably isn’t for everyone. That’s what makes Starworks so special. They are making those clays available to the public with the same level of care and consideration that I bring to my own practice.
It’s icing on the cake that my friends Takuro and Hitomi are two of the nicest people I’ve met in this world and worthy of supporting.
If y’all didn’t get a chance to check us out at NCECA, look us up online or better yet just come down to Carolina and pay a visit.
Special things are happening here!
#starworksceramics #wildclay #localclay #tastetheclay

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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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