January 18, 2018

With drinks at the ready, a dozen folks gathered around the outdoor fire pit with a struggling fire (Thanks Perdita Ross, Gordon, Ashley, Bill Callis, Debbie Lightsey, Rusty, Beth Heron, Mary Donahue, Bob Husky and Matty Johnson for coming) After a good amount of socia...

October 16, 2017

Over a hundred people dropped in at a local studio to watch pottery being made as part of National Clay Week Open Studio October 14 and 15 in Tallahassee.   Spectators made bowls by turning clay on a wheel and watched a dramatic Raku firing during this two day event....

January 18, 2017

Tallahassee Clay Arts is going strong in 2017.   Here is a brief review of last year and a look forward:

The numbers for 2016

  • In April we donated over 400 bowls to Echo’s Empty Bowl Supper and help raise $8,000

  • In November our Studio Tour had 10 locations,...

October 18, 2016

If you couldn’t make our October 12th meeting, you missed a good one.  We had six competitors throw off.  Our potters battled each other challenge after challenge.  It was very close, but our non-biased judges finally chose BRIAN BACHMAN as this year’s winner.  The che...

March 18, 2016

Just try something new and get out of your comfort zone… that is the ideal frame of mind for creativity to spark.   The Make a Bowl! events were just that.    TCA hosted four free workshops in February and March with over 30 people registering.   Over 50 bowls were mad...

August 26, 2015

Every ceramicist should get a free hammer with their first bag of clay.   Shocking I know, but after 25 years of working in clay it is very clear that letting go of old work and bad ideas is the best way to move forward.  With one satisfying hammer blow the past is rel...

July 7, 2015

What could possibly be next?

Tallahassee Clay Arts will be a year old in August.  My goals were simple the first year – get a bunch of clay artists together, sell clay at a group rate, maintain a website and organize a few events.  As of today I have 129 people signed u...

April 28, 2015

 

These are Gregg's notes from the last meeting at Tiffiny Hewitt-Brown's home in Mid Town.  The first meeting I could not attend!  But alas, Julie, Tiffiny and Gregg lead without a hitch.  Plan to come!  Meetings are the first Wednesday after the First Friday of the mo...

January 13, 2015

We had a great meeting to start out the New Year.  Twenty members followed the signs down to the basement of FSU’s Fine Arts building and found the ceramics department’s studio space.  After a brief go around of “reports” about our Dirty Dozen show last month, everyone...

October 28, 2014

If you have lived in Tallahassee for a while, you may have come across a curious pottery studio nestled deep within FSU’s campus in a little white house. 

 

Since the 70’s, the Center for Participant Education (CPE) has offered courses for free to anyone who wants to le...

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