All posts tagged: Artists

Uptown Clay – Spring Open House and Ceramics Sale

Spring Open House Event. Mark your calendars; Saturday April 29th from 12:00-6:00 PM.


The Pottery Throw down is approaching; Local Potters sign-up now.

Wow has it been a year already since the 1st Pottery Throw Down? Yup.  If you recall, at the event last year, our volunteer potter’s threw 180 bowls that ended up being used over the course of several events; the biggest one that raised over $15,000 for homeless youth at Nicolet Square.  This years “Throw Down” will be on Saturday October 15th at Uptown Clay ( formerly known as Fire on the Greenway).  We are still at 2845 Harriet in south Minneapolis.  We will have a bunch of wheels set-up and pre-wedged clay to make bowls with. We will have a helpful “Clay Wench” to respond to the potters every wish and desire.  We are asking for “guest” potters (that’s you)  to volunteer a few hours to come and throw bowls.  We will take care of trimming and firing and the bowls.  The finished bowls will be donated to an event Empty Bowls is sponsoring in conjunction with Kingfield Neighborhood.  Here is a little bit about how they use the bowls for fundraising; In case you are unfamiliar with Empty Bowls, it …

We are so proud of our Studio Mate – Ryan Archibald

Our studio mate Ryan is having a show this month at the prestigious Northern Clay Center’s, Emily Galusha Gallery. Ryan was the recipient of the of the 2013 Anonymous Potters Studio Fellowship. Ryan lives in Minneapolis, where he works full-time as a potter at Dock 6 Pottery and maintains a studio at Fire on the Greenway. Over the course of his residency at NCC, he worked to develop a body of mid-range, soda-fired pottery. His work is driven by the contrast of geometry and line with the unpredictable nature of soda firing. Join us at the opening reception on Friday January 16th, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at: Northern Clay Center 2424 Franklin Avenue East Minneapolis, MN 55406

Upcoming Holiday Open House and Sale

The kiln is working overtime with all the great pieces coming out in preparation for the upcoming Open House and Show. Mark your calendars – we have a glass of wine with your name on it! Our hours are: Friday, December 5th  from 6:00-9:00 with wine, beer and snacks. Saturday, December 6th from 1:00-9:00 with wine, beer and snacks and Saturday, December 13th from 10:00-6:00.      

This Video Proves The Act Of Creating Can Be Just As Beautiful As Your Final Product

There are few things in this world as soothing as watching master craftsmen guide their clay into shapes. Human beings have been making pottery for thousands and thousands of years, and our appreciation for their work goes bone-deep. The video above features five masters of the craft, all known in South Korea for practicing traditional techniques that date back centuries.“Although technological advances constantly redefine the ceramic industry, Korean ceramic artists strive to preserve the tradition of peace, simplicity, and spiritual temperance of Korean art,” writes the American Museum Of Ceramic Art. Consider the techniques preserved. The video reminds us that as much as we treasure finished works of art, sometimes the act of creating them can be just as astonishingly beautiful. From the Huffington Post, published 7/18/2014 written by Cate Mathews  

Jon’s work will be seen at the Kingfield Farmers Market, Sunday May 18th, 2014

Opening day for the Kingfield Farmers Market outdoor season is Sunday, May 18th from 8:30am – 1:00!  Mark your calendars for 24 straight Sundays filled with local produce,  meats, breads, cheeses, prepared foods, crafts, music, and fun in south Minneapolis.  The folks at the market have assembled a great group of local food growers and producers with an occasional craftsperson thrown in.  This Sunday, May 18th Jon Loer will be there with his pottery.  Hope you all can stop by at this great local market.  

Our New Studio Mate – David

 We’re so excited that David Menk has decided to join us at the studio. David was familiar to several of us who had taken class with him at Northern Clay Center. His amazing work there, in both hand built forms and wheel thrown shapes, continually amazed us.  His “real job” as an architect has trained and refined his aesthetic and we’re so excited that he decided to set up shop with us.  Look forward to seeing some of David’s work at the upcoming Spring Sale.