Clay Net is an on-line project designed to connect groups and individuals. It’s a place for sharing information, and a way for new potters to find classes and resources in their community. Continue Reading »
Thank you to everyone who has supported this project by subscribing and sending information to Clay Net. After nine months we reached 60 subscribers, which indicates there is interest for this service.
While subscribers seem interested, there’s been a lack of submissions for the past 4-5 months which has meant that the site has been somewhat dormant.
My plan was to get the ball rolling by writing a bunch of articles in order to generate a buzz and encourage interaction. However, all those interesting articles never got written, so the initial buzz of joining the network didn’t last.
As a result I’m contemplating bringing the project to a close. However, with a core of sixty subscribers there is now a core network of interested people connected in the larger region. What to do?
I’ve made some changes by removing a lot of old posts, especially in the Buy & Sell section, but I’ve left the lists of Groups, Classes and Resources intact for quick reference. These are the core features I see Clay Net providing;
- long-term listing of resources that support the community
- a network when news needs to reach a wide audience
Maybe Clay Net needs to work in an entirely different manner, more like a social network where people can do there own postings and drive the content themselves, or an old style monthly newsletter. The trick I see is making it convenient for the average person to post something. Suggestions are welcome.
If anyone is interested in maintaining the project or taking it in a new direction, I will be happy to pass it on and support whoever that may be. If that’s you, let me know, and we can start when you’d like.
Thank you for your understanding. Feedback appreciated.
The Cariboo Potters’s Guild is a place for you to further your knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the clay medium. Guild potters work in a variety of clay media: porcelain, earthenware and stoneware. Members use hand building techniques and the potter’s wheel to create functional and decorative pieces. Firing processes Continue Reading »
The Revelstoke Potters’ Guild is part of the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre at 320 Wilson St., Revelstoke. We have a spacious studio that includes two pottery wheels, a slab roller, and an extruder as well as tables for handbuilding. There is a separate drying area and a kiln room, where Continue Reading »
Our guild was formed in 1996 to offer people of Peachland and area an opportunity to experience pottery. We are currently looking for a new site as we have to vacate our present location. We will welcome new members when our new site is established. Contacts are myself or Phyllis Continue Reading »
Vernon Community Arts Centre offers a studio to work in, and classes for varying levels. The clay studio is equipped with 10 potters wheels, throwing bats, 4 hand-building tables, an extruder, a slab roller, 2 electric kilns firing to cone 6, plus a bisque kiln. The glaze studio has a Continue Reading »
Located in the Rotary Centre for the Arts the Potters Addict serves anyone with an interest in the possibilities of clay including local artists, hobbyists and schools. As a professionally equipped studio th Potters Addict offers a variety classes for all skill levels. Community of resident artists and advanced students Continue Reading »
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Serving the Okanagan Valley, OKPA runs sales in Vernon and Kelowna each year. They also have the Pride of Potters series, started in 2006, which gives OKPA potters a chance to meet each other in their creative environments. One or more potters hosts a gathering of potters in their own Continue Reading »
In 2005, an old (1907) one room school house, Keddleston School was restored, new equipment purchased, and the new Breakaway Pottery was opened. The studio; with 5 wheels, slab roller, work tables, electric kiln, extruder,and pug mill was designed to enable me to share what I have had the good Continue Reading »