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Potters Council Members.......it Is Time To Vote!

20 January 2017 - 11:37 AM

Just a reminder here......... it is time to place your vote for who will represent you on the Potter's Council Advisory Board.


See the latest Potters Pages for the candidates bios.






Former President and Immediate Past President

John Baymore Solo Exhibition, Thayer Gallery, Ma Feb-Mar 2017

14 January 2017 - 12:56 PM


Breaking The Mold: A Collaborative Exhibition With Tokyo University Of The Arts | Sep 1...

20 September 2016 - 03:01 PM

Breaking the Mold: A Collaborative Exhibition with Tokyo University of the Arts.


This show features more than 50 works of contemporary ceramic art forms created by faculty and students of the Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai). Colby-Sawyer College, and guest works by faculty and students from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire Institute of Art, and John Stark Regional High School.

The exhibition remains open through Tuesday, Nov. 1. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Exhibition made possible by Colby Sawyer College Cultural Events Committee, The Fulbright Commission, and Tokyo University of the Arts.


Included Artists:


Chris Archer

Michael Bacote

Loretta Barnett

John Baymore

Jon Chu

Dave Ernster

Bess French

Ryder Gordon

Brenna Gourgeot

Sarah Heimann

Taku Higuchi

Riho Kawachi

Jon Keenan

Hattie Ketchen

Eric Maglio

Ryo Mikami

Maureen Mills

Lauren Morrocco

Riisa Ohgi

Karen Orsillo

Ben Putnam

Takato Sasaki

Aasuka Shikiba

Saki Shinizu

Jenny Swanson

Yuko Takahashi

Makoto Toyofuku

Naoki Yamamoto



Colby-Sawyer College


Colby-Sawyer College is located in New London, N.H. in the heart of the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region, known for the natural beauty of its lakes and mountains. The campus is just minutes from Interstate 89, which runs from Concord, N.H. to Burlington, Vt. and into Canada.

Traveling North on I-89
  • Exit 11 - Right off of exit to New London.
  • Proceed one mile and turn left onto Rt. 114/Main St.
  • College will be on your right as you enter town.
Traveling South on I-89
  • Exit 12 - Left off of exit to New London.
  • Follow Newport Rd. about 2.5 miles through town. You will travel through a roundabout approximately 2 miles down Newport Road; take the second exit on the roundabout (straight) and continue on Newport Road.
  • Bear right onto Main St./114, follow another mile.
  • College will be on your left.




Understanding Glaze Chemistry Workshop | Nov. 12, 2016 | Manchester Nh

24 August 2016 - 10:57 AM



Sharon Campus of New Hampshire Institute of Art


Nov 12 (Saturday), 10am – 3pm


Professor John Baymore




This one-day seminar workshop will provide participants with a basic understanding of the core concepts that can impact the creation, use, and evaluation of ceramic glazes for studio use. The use of the popular Insight ceramic chemistry calculation software will be introduced, and the approach used to this can be applied to any ceramic chemistry software. Troubleshooting of fired results, "food-safe" qualities, health and safety, legal requirements, and ventilation concepts will also be touched upon. Handouts will be provided to all participants.


Prerequisite: Intermediate or greater background in ceramic work


To Register



148 Concord Street

Manchester, NH 03104-4858






Community Education Office

(603) 836-2564




Manchester Campus:

Mon – Fri, 9am – 4:30pm

Registrar, 148 Concord St., Manchester, NH


Sharon Arts Campus:

Mon – Fri, 9am – 3pm

457 NH Route 123, Sharon, NH












New Hampshire Institute of Art

Community Education Office

148 Concord Street

Manchester, NH 03104-4858






Will The Eye Of The Epa Look Further At "art" Makers And What We Use?

15 May 2016 - 11:22 AM

Interesting article.  Worth a read.  Has some potential resonance for those of us who produce a lot of work. 




Years ago, here in NH, the FDA got a complaint from a single private individual about the use of lead in glazes on some handcrafted pottery made in the state.  VERY long story short... every NH Potters Guild member was investigated by the FDA ... and had to submit signed affidavits of disclosed production/sales levels by types of forms, and all of our glaze recipes.


Another one here in NH from 'the archives'..... EPA got called about a salt kiln by a neighbor.  Owner told them to basically "bug off".  Long story short again........ 'witch hunt' for salt kilns ensued.  Which is why there are almost no salt kilns in NH today.


We all need to watch this kind of stuff and do what we can to mitigate both the real impacts of what we do... and ALSO quite importantly the perceived impact with the public.