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Chris Campbell

Member Since 07 Apr 2010
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Google Yourself!

06 July 2017 - 09:44 PM

For the past four months I have been getting all kinds of phone calls re: teaching, supplies, purchasing clay, camps for kids, studio tours .. etc. Then I finally asked someone where they were getting my name and they said they Googled me. Well OK I guess ... nice to know I come up on page one.

Today, after another call, I stopped and Googled " pottery, Raleigh NC" and there I was ... number one ... listed as an open for business pottery studio complete with directions. Somehow they fished an image off a page in my website of a Florida pottery center I taught at a couple years ago. It was a lovely teaching studio. Mystery solved on the lessons and camp thing.

So I took some time to figure out how to correct my listing and get the images changed so now I think I am properly listed. Who knows?

So, you might want to check out how you show up on the internet.
I certainly did not list myself that way ... they accumulated old data from several sources and came up with a totally weird profile. I hope I got rid of it publicly but I know it is lurking somewhere.

Slab Roller Experimenters Wanted

12 June 2017 - 10:00 AM

I have been giving a lot of thought to slab rollers ... yes, sad but true. : - )

I have been considering the differences of the actual processes in the final results.

In one type of slab roller, you roll one roller over the top of your clay as bottom gets dragged across a board.
In the other, rollers compress the clay from each side.

In a previous experiment I placed a strip of different color clay at both the top and bottom leading edge of a slab then ran it through my Bailey double roller.

The color piece on top got pulled almost twice as far as the bottom one did.

Would anyone be willing to try this with a single roller model and report back what happens?


North Carolina Woodfire Conference - May 27-June 11 2017

20 April 2017 - 03:12 PM

Follow this link for the opportunity no wood firer wants to miss.
Not only will you be able to fire with some of the best potters in North Carolina, but fire with and learn from International wood firers.
Pre Conference firings in early days and the conference/kiln openings later.
Three geographical locations ... the mountains, Seagrove and Bailey in the east.
Incredible opportunity to learn from the best.

Robin Hopper & John Glick Have Passed Away

07 April 2017 - 04:08 PM

I was very saddened to hear that Robin Hopper, one of the truly great educators in Pottery passed away.
Whether in person, in writing or in videos he truly loved to share his joy of pottery. He was a definite presence wherever he went!


I did not know John Glick personally, but know his pottery and admire his long pottery life and legacy.


Atlanta, Ga, Sept 11-15, 2017, Colored Clay Workshop

18 March 2017 - 10:59 AM

Registration now OPEN for Atlanta September 11-15, 2017



A lot of interested potters missed out on attending my May workshop which quickly went to waiting list ... so ... I would highly recommend moving quickly on this one.


I will be teaching how to color clay, how to easily create secondary colors, how to use the resulting colors in pottery, patterns, canes,  surface decoration and slips.

There will be ample opportunity for one on one tutoring in all aspects of making and using colored clays.


Atlanta is easy to get to, there is a large selection of hotels nearby and the Arts Center is well equipped, fun and friendly.

Enrollment is limited so as to guarantee a personal learning experience for all attendees.

I hope to meet many of you there.