Sarah Rolland

Oh, Bertha!

by Dearing Davis, Red Clay Halo Pottery The Village Potters is unique and wonderful in that we have a variety of options when it comesto firing our pieces. We have seven electric kilns, a raku kiln, a car-sized gas kiln (Bertha), and a new Geil kiln (Glorifred). We are even in…

Digging Deeper: Get a Grip.

Oh the handle…that small piece of clay that makes all the difference in the ever popular mug. The handle serves great function on a drinking vessel….to keep our sensitive hands from the heat and to assist an ease of motion to our mouths. Almost every day there is a brief…

Digging Deeper: ‘Big Magic’

When was the last time you were enchanted? Wide-eyed and delighted by something you had created? Whether a bright, fresh meal or an intricately layered painting, creating is hard wired into who we are as human beings.  Everyday at The Village Potters, I am able to create beautifully and wildly,…

Potters Abroad

We all love travel adventures, and recently Nancee Neel, a member of our Independent Study and Mentoring Program, had a wonderful adventure to Cuba! While on the pre-designed tours, Nancee managed to talk her group's tour guide into a slight diversion to visit the studio of reknown Cuban potter Azariel…

Kazegama Update: Things are Shaking!

We are gearing up toward our much delayed and much anticipated Inaugural Kazegama Firing! We sent an update out late 2015 explaining our unforeseen setbacks but we are now moving forward again. George has almost completed our renovation to our new 2600 square Foot ISM studio with the final project…

Kazegama Update

  It's often said that great things come about because of a confluence of wonderful small details. When you look back at most major achievements, you can see clearly how so many seemingly insignificant things came together to create the perfect environment for your success. So it is with our own…

Inspiration and Challenges

What inspires you in your creative ventures? What gives you those ‘aha!’ moments that spur you to push your own boundaries? I’ve had a few interesting ‘Aha!’ moments as I’ve pursued sculpting in clay. Sometimes I didn’t even know I had them until after I was done! A couple of…
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