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Chris Campbell

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On The Topic Of "soul" ....

04 February 2016 - 08:04 PM

So when does soul come into a potters work?
Beginners work is a battle between clay and person ... a fight to master a process. Not much soul expressed at that stage.
So, put a some hard earned miles on the wheel and personality begins to emerge ... The potter learns to let the clay win some of the battles.
But when does work come to life?
Is it time? Is it within every potter just waiting?
When does clay come alive for you? Throwing? Trimming? Glazing? Firing?

What Does Your Throwing Chair Look Like?

03 January 2016 - 12:04 PM

Not sure if this is the right spot, but would anyone be willing to post an image of the chair or whatever they sit on to throw?
Am getting back to throwing and would love to ditch that uncomfortable stool that comes with the wheel.

Goals For 2016

30 December 2015 - 06:00 PM

Okay ... If you missed out on setting goals for 2015, here is your chance to catch up! :-)
Make them achievable ... Break each into small steps ....Put it in writing.

This year I am heading back to throwing ... Signed up for a refresher class and will be totally out of my comfort zone. Will not fire a single piece ... will work on basic skills as per John's wonderful plan.
I want to be able to speak from experience when I am trying to tell students about throwing colored clay.
In the past I have relied on others to throw examples, but I want to push the limits in every way I can.
The only way to do that is to go back to square one.
I am pretty sure I can take throwing color beyond reasonable limits!

What are your goals???

Trading Ornaments ... For A Song

02 December 2015 - 09:32 PM

This is just the coolest idea ever.
Carter Gilles came up with the idea of trading children an ornament for a song, a story or a picture.
Wish I had thought of it, but will definitely try it.


Potters are just the best!

Scholarships To Attend Nc Potters Conference

10 November 2015 - 04:59 PM

Fantastic opportunity! Are you enrolled as student for undergraduate or graduate studies?

Or do you know someone that is?

Read Below and Please share…


Dwight M. Holland Scholarship – Deadline December 31, 2015

For this year's 29th North Carolina Potters Conference in Asheboro, NC on March 6-8, 2016

In 2012 a scholarship fund was started to honor Dwight Holland, his vision, and his years of leadership for the NC Potters Conference. A limited number of scholarships will be available for students to attend the conference.

To be considered, applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate studies program with a focus on ceramics.

To apply, send an email to DwightHollandScholarship@gmail.com with the following:
3 – 5 images of your work
Essay 500 words or less about why attending conference would be of benefit to your education and career.

Deadline December 31, 2015.


‪#‎NCPottersConf‬ 2016-

Demonstrating Potters are Tony Clennell, Steven Godfrey, and Sunshine Cobb.

The NC Potters Conference Speakers are Chris Staley, Ulysses Dietz, Garth Johnson and Art Markman.