Order Supplies through Frederick Potter’s Guild: this week

Want to order clay, supplies, tools, anything from Clayworks Supplies in Baltimore, but don’t want to drive that far to pick it up?  You’re in luck!  The Potter’s Guild of Frederick is placing a bulk order this week, and you can be part of it.

Go to Clayworks Supplies and make a list of what you would like, and what it will cost.  Forward that list to Esther Murphy:     esther_murphy@comcast.net

Orders will be placed after the PGoF meeting this monday 3/2/15, so act fast!  Pick-up will be at a guild member’s house in Frederick, TBA, about one week later.

How it works:  PGoF is a non-profit, so no tax is charged on the order.  The delivery fee of $60 is divided between everyone who orders, so your charge will be a little more than what you order (but much less than driving to Baltimore).  Any bulk discounts are returned to PGoF to fund future guild events.

Potter's Guild of Frederick

And if you haven’t checked out the Potter’s Guild of Frederick, they have a gallery storefront in downtown Frederick, an active guild, and have meetings with activities monthly. Their annual Brain Freeze each August is an Empty Bowls Meets Ice Cream fundraiser for the Frederick Rescue Mission, and a great opportunity to be part of the larger ceramics community.  Next meeting: Monday (3/2/15) at Common Market in Frederick.


For Sale: pretty much everything you need…

For Sale or Free!

If you’re in the market for pottery supplies, there are many to be had in our area.  Sycamore Pottery is cleaning out their storage shed, Deb Dickinson is making some space in her studio, and Paula Bailey wants to make space in her outdoor kiln shed.   Keep reading….


Sycamore Pottery, Pam and Ren Parziale:     304-725-4251

The list is long, so open this word doc with the whole shebang….posts, bricks, shelves, dry chemicals, pyrometer, it’s all there.   Sycamore Pottery Supplies for sale

Debbie Dickinson:     meranddeb@frontiernet.net

Re-homing her raku electric kiln, well used, but still works.  It’s an odd shape, 29″ wide and 18″ tall.  (Didn’t use shelves to raku). Made by AIM. To cone 10.  For free.

Paula Bailey:    Swirladelic@gmail.com

Small gas kiln, needs some work, crack on back wall and needs floor.  Free.

Free to a good home, needs work...

Free to a good home, needs work…

Hagerstown Community Free Clinic: Soup Bowl this Sunday

This sunday, February 22, the 24th Annual Soup Bowl takes place at the Hagerstown Elks Club, with all proceeds benefiting the Community Free Clinic.  Tickets are $50, dinner starts at 5pm, and lines usually form early to get the best bowls.  (smile) How about that!

Bowls by many local potters will be available to choose from, including these by Julia Wright Truby.

Bowls by many local potters will be available to choose from, including these by Julia Wright Truby.

This is my first year participating in this Soup Bowl, but I can definitely get behind a free clinic, and a long-standing 24 year tradition of handmade pottery, good soup and camaraderie.  I sent along a box of bowls, and hope to see you waiting in line…

Call 301-733-5039 or 301-733-9234 to reserve your ticket.

Here’s a Herald-Mail article with more info and the story of Julia Wright Truby, the potter who made the bowls in the image above.

Potter’s Tea: Thursday, February 19

Come join us for a Winter Potter’s Tea (any clay enthusiasts welcome)

Thursday, February 19, 6-7:30pm

at Craftworks

Inaugural Sawdust Firing at Craftworks

Inaugural Sawdust Firing at Craftworks

An annual tradition, we’ll be meeting over snacks and warm beverages to talk and catch up, share news of what’s happening in clay in our region (lots!), and make some plans for warmer weather.  Would you like to join in a sawdust firing?  Help another ceramist out at their wood firing?  Dig local clay? Help plan a workshop?f  Just meet other clay enthusiasts?

Join us!  We look forward to seeing you soon…