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Chris Campbell

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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.


A Variety Of Ways To Throw Colored Clay

21 February 2017 - 11:28 AM

I would like to share my latest experiments with colored clay ... I hope it will be a treat for all of you who love to throw.


I spent most of last year experimenting with throwing colored clay in a way I call ... "Intentional Color Placement".

In other words, instead of throwing randomly mixed colors like agateware, I wanted to get the colors exactly where I wanted them to be.

I also wanted to create my own stripes and patterns by planning, not accident.


So here are the results printed in the March/April 2017 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated.



I hope many of you try these techniques and post pictures of your results.

I would love to see what good throwers do with it!!

Table Top Slab Roller

15 February 2017 - 01:59 PM

I am thinking of buying a table top slab roller and wondered which one would suit my needs.
I want it heavy enough that it stays put on the table but light enough to take with me when I teach workshops.
I need a two roller system, not one roller that the clay gets pushed under.
Opinions welcomed and thanks in advance.