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" What Makes A Teabowl A Chawan" << John Baymore's N C E C A Confer...

18 July 2015 - 08:58 PM

Some educational stuff here relating to Chawan...........


NCECA has the audio and PowerPoint content of my lecture at the spring 2015 annual conference held in Providence, RI up online now.  If you are interested in making Chawan for actual Tea Ceremony use....... this might be interesting for you.







2015 Potters Council Election Results

29 March 2015 - 05:28 PM

Back from NCECA.  Exhausted, as always.


Now that the in-person Potters Council Advisory Board meeting held in conjunction with the annual NCECA conference is over, the new Board is seated, and the information was then released to the membership in attendance at the annual Member's Reception..............


The Potters Council is very pleased to announce that Vicky Hansen is the new Chair Elect.


The two new Board members are  E. Preston Rice (who will continue as CAD Forum Moderator also) and Evelyne Schoenmann, our first international member of the Advisory Board.


Steven Branfman moves to one year as the Immediate Past Chair,  and Kevin Crowe is the new Chair for the next year.  Retiring from their terms on the Board are Diana Pancioli and Lyndsay Meiklam.


Thanks go to Diana and Lyndsay for their service to the membership.  Thanks also go to all of the other 2015 election candidates that offered their time and expertise to potentially give back to the membership of the Potters Council.


Posting this notice is my last official act (trailing my Board 'retirement' by a couple of days) as the outgoing Immediate Past Chair and the Chair of the 2015 Nominating Committee.  Serving for the past four years on the Board has been an honor.  Thanks.






Immediate Past Chair

Chair, 2015 nominating Committee

Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote

15 January 2015 - 05:46 PM

Hey Potters Council members.........


It is election time again for the people who represent YOU.


Go here to vote online:  http://ceramicartsda...-board-members/


Or wait until the paper copy shows up in you mailbox, fill it out and mail it in.  (And no... you can't vote twice :P )


Do your civic duty to your fellow potters.................... and.....................








PS:  Thanks to those that have done so already and those that are headed there right now. ;)



Happy New Year All!

31 December 2014 - 06:12 PM

May you all have a New Year filled with health, happiness, and many successes.





Manchester, Nh | April 2015 | Anagama Woodfiring Workshop With John Baymore

22 November 2014 - 08:57 PM

Anagama Wood Firing Workshop


with John Baymore


April 1 – 5, 2015; Unloading on April 12, 2 015



Sharon Arts Campus of the New Hampshire Institute of Art,     Sharon, NH


Come fire your ceramic work in our new anagama

kiln! This past summer, we built an anagama kiln on

the Sharon Arts Center campus. This past fall, we fired

the kiln for the first time and achieved wonderful results.


This spring we are excited to offer an immersive workshop.

The Anagama Workshop is an opportunity to learn

the intricacies of wood-firing through hands-on

experience with a large anagama.


With the guidance of master wood-fire artist, John Baymore,

students will prepare, load, fire, and unload the anagama kiln.

John will also lead various presentations and discussions about the

process and history of wood-firing.


The first two days of the workshop will focus on

glazing, wadding, and loading the ware into the

anagama, with consideration of the forms going in

and the path of the flame during the firing.


The kiln will then be fired in shifts around the clock

for three days as it reaches 2400 degrees. Participants

will serve on 3 shifts at various times of the firing. As

the firing progresses, discussion will focus on what

changes are happening in the flow of the kiln and

with the ware inside.


Unloading the kiln, there will be review and reflection

on the results and impact of the making, stacking and



Participants in the Anagama Workshop will bring

work to the kiln and be able to have approximately 8

square feet of ware in the firing.


For those that want to have work in the anagama kiln

but do not want to take the workshop, there is limited

space available.


If you are interested in either level of participation

(the 5-day Anagama Workshop, or having work in the

firing), or for detailed workshop information and costs,

contact: Maureen Mills, Chairperson, NHIA Ceramic Dept.,

mmills@nhia.edu or (603) 836-2565.




New Hampshire Institute of Art

Continuing Education Office

148 Concord Street

Manchester, NH 03104-4858