Fired Arts & Crafts
Take part in a Wisconsin Fired Arts Retreat Sept. 23-25, 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 10:28

Join artists from around the world September 23-25, 2011, as they embark upon an adventure in the same quaint town of Iola where Fired Arts& Crafts is produced and published. Former FAC publisher and artist Michael Harbridge will teach methods merging clay and glass in Raku firing, colorful horsehair techniques, combining airbrushed patterns and Raku glazes, clay puzzling, extruding and additional methods he has developed and perfected. Each attendee will make a minimum of eight large projects that will be Raku fired in outdoor and indoor electric and gas kilns.

Harbridge has been teaching workshops around the country for over 25 years and this is the first time he has opened his studio so other artists can come work with him. “In most of my workshops on the road we create smaller items because of firing restrictions, but now we can do big objects because we have access to all my large kilns,” says Harbridge. Renovations to the studio are near completion to accommodate this event. “Many artists think they can only fire with gas kilns but I will show them how easy it is to do with an electric kiln indoors or out,” explains Harbridge. “I will also take them beyond basic and traditional Raku firing by introducing glass and other materials to the mix.”

All-inclusive packages cover workshop fees, materials, meals, lodging and transportation from the local airport and to and from event each day. All materials, brushes, tools and supplies are provided. As a bonus, local guest artist Lorrie Wickman will work with attendees to construct a clay face jug on Friday evening. Lorrie will also head up the gas kiln firing on Saturday evening during the picnic, bonfire and festivities.

Iola, Wis., is right in the middle of the state. Only an hour from Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh and Wausau, it is a great little community of less than 2,000 people. Surrounded by many lakes, the surrounding area attracts summer tourists to cottages and activities. Iola is best known for the annual car show where hundreds of thousands of car enthusiasts flock. The nearby chain of lakes is a popular vacation destination for people all over the world. Some artists will make this a vacation. Check out many of the offerings here

If you would like to join the fun and be a part of this exciting opportunity, check out all the details at Register online or call (715) 281-2787.

Evenheat introduces new glass kiln
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 08:26


Evenheat’s new Studio Pro 14 kiln is designed to meet the demands of glass work, which relies heavily on visual cues, opening and closing while firing, and all sorts of movement. The new model is fitted with the Rampmaster controller, which allows artists to fire using the easy-to-program Express Mode or develop a custom program, as well as offering on-the-fly firing features such as Add Time, Add Temperature, and Skip Ahead. The Studio Pro 14 offers both front and top loading of the 14 ½-inch by 14 ½-inch by 6 ½-inch firing chamber.

The Studio Pro 14 can also be used for firing metal clays, low-fire ceramics, enamels, and china painting. It will fire any ware up to 1650 degrees Fahrenheit (900 degrees Celsius). It operates from 120V and has a suggested retail price of $1,265.

Learn more about the new Studio Pro 14 with Rampmaster by visiting the Evenheat website.

Evenheat Introduces Ceramic Express Mode on the Set-Pro Control
Written by Evenheat Kiln   
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 13:25

Evenheat’s Set-Pro control is now equipped with the easy to use and program Ceramic Express Mode. Ceramic Express Mode is a programming approach that simply asks for the cone number you wish to fire to and the firing speed. The Set-Pro uses this information to automatically develop the proper firing data for accurate and reliable results. The Set-Pro also offers Custom Mode programming for full artistic control as well as special programming features for the firing of metal clays and glass. The Set-Pro with Ceramic Express Mode is manufactured exclusively for Evenheat by Bartlett Instrument and is optionally available on most Evenheat ceramic kilns. Quality and performance is what you expect from Evenheat and the Set-Pro with Ceramic Express Mode delivers. Visit for all the details.

You are Invited!
Written by "The Clay Lady"   

Just a reminder that you are invited to attend the Grand Opening of The Clay Lady's Artist
Co-op and Galleries this Saturday, March 5th, 10:00-4:00 with ceremonies at 2:00
(Galleries will be open until 8:00pm that night).  
All the artists will be in their studios and the galleries will be open for you to see
their work. We will be serving festive drink and joy as we celebrate!

I hope you can make it to our Grand Opening Celebration! If not this Saturday, then please
stop by at your convenience to meet the artists and see the galleries! You can friend me
on facebook or ask to be on my email list to be contacted for special events and classes!

The Clay Lady's Artist Co-op and Galleries is a not-for-profit facility providing 30
emerging and professional artists private studio space and gallery opportunities in a
mentoring, supportive and educational environment next to a courtyard with waterfalls and
outdoor studio. A true Co-operative, all artists are able to discount their rent with
Co-opportunity Work.  The building was completely renovated by many artists volunteering
their time and energy as well as several businesses and contractors that discounted their
fee or gave freely of their services and materials. I invite you to visit and see what can
happen when artists create together!
I hope to see you on March 5th!

Be An Artist in Everything You Do!

Danielle McDaniel~The Clay Lady
The Clay Lady's Studio, Artist Co-op and Galleries
~The Educational Facility at Mid-South Ceramic Supply
1416 Lebanon Pike, Bldg C
Nashville, TN  37210

phone 615-242-0346
fax 615-244-3191
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Master Instructor Jane Levy Steps Down

From Art Clay World USA

We are sad to announce that Master Instructor Jane Levy has decided to resign her position as an Art Clay Master Instructor. Jane has been an Art Clay Master since the program was begun and had been the Director of Education for the Eastern U.S. before that position was replaced by the Master Instructor program. Jane has been a dedicated ambassador for Art Clay during her years of Instructorship, contributing to the metal clay community as an enthusiastic teacher and mentor. Jane will remain a Certifying Senior Instructor and Master Instructor Emeritus (retired). We wish Jane the absolute best and are grateful for the time she has given us as an Art Clay representative.

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