Using Handmade: Monday

Today we’re focusing on the Monday of NCW, with the theme of USING HANDMADE. How does using handmade objects improve your life, and how can you engage your community with these objects? Canadian artist, blogger, mom, and altogether amazing woman Carole Epp has spearheaded our featured project for Using Handmade: The Crafted Dish. Here’s the “scoop” straight from the source, As part of National Clay Week 2017 we are looking for Canadian makers to share their pottery and favorite recipe to be showcased in a print publication that will be launched this October. Our aim is to highlight not only the wide variety of skills by Canadian Artists but also the wealth of culture and experience that make

What is Open Studios?

Most of us are familiar with the concept of the open studio or open house - for instance, just this past weekend one of the largest regional collective open studio events took place in Minnesota, the St Croix Valley Pottery Tour. Opening your studio to the public is one of the best ways to engage people with your art, build community, and educate them on the ceramic process. NCW Open Studios is inspired by a similar event started by the Australian Ceramics Association. It has been very successful across the continent, continuing to grow each year. The ACOS (Australian Ceramics Open Studios) provides the umbrella of a national event for studios, reaching out to local and national politicians

Introducing National Clay Week 2017: Community

Hello! While everyone is gearing up for the end of the school year and beginning of summer, we are just gearing up for the SECOND ANNUAL National Clay Week! Thank you to everyone who joined us for NCW 2016. This blog is going to be popping up every other Wednesday through the event itself [October 9-15 2017] to help showcase what is NCW is about and how you can get involved. This year we are going to focus on the theme of “Community” and how it relates to ceramics. Some plans are still being finalized, so today's post is going to be a brief introduction to National Clay Week 2017. Monday, October 9- Using Handmade: Carole Epp (Saskatchewan), Robin Lambert (Alberta), Reid Flock (Ontario) of C

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