Openings, shows, Workshops, job postings, equipment, & anything else that might involve the northern
Ohio clay community.

Friday, September 12, 2014

9.12 + 13 + 14

“F*SHO.”  St John’s Episcopal Church.  2600 Church Ave, Cleveland  Opening 5-10 pm.  West 26th and Church Street.  Parking at the Cleveland Vibrator Co. 2828 Clinton Ave. The Rust Belt is where things are made. Still. Sure, most of what you find in stores comes from China, but there’s still a crop of local entrepreneurs focused on making things here.  Hit up F*SHO in Ohio City to see the work of more than 20 contemporary furniture designers. One of the features designers is Jason Radcliffe of 22 Steel who welds innovative furniture with steel mainly from Cleveland steel mills. Expect to see furniture and fixtures in all styles — from the ultra-modern to antique style and everything in between.
Harris-Stanton Gallery 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600,  “27th Annual International Exhibition.”  Opening Reception 5:30-8pm.
Tremont Art Walk.  Tremont. It’s time for the next installment of the Tremont ArtWalk. September will feature: Restore and Re-NEW — witness the conversion of a century-old screen in the historic Holy Ghost Church; photography by Ted Pikturna @ doubting thomas gallery; new work by Dott Schneider @ Visible Voice; wine tasting @ Wine & Design and much more.  
Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900  “Artist in Residence 2014-Donald Black Jr..”  Opening 6-8pm. Sept 12 Opening Reception 6-8pm Exhibition runs through October 4thARTIST TALK September 24th 6:30.  

WHAT:  On and Off the Wall:  The Visual Arts in Cleveland since 2000.  WHEN:  Saturday, September 13, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (doors open at 8:30 am).  WHERE:  Auditorium, Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch, Louis Stokes Wing, 325 Superior Ave NE Cleveland, OH 44114  DESCRIPTION:  This is a free, half day community discussion about the visual arts in Northeast Ohio since 2000, presented by ARTneo and the Cleveland Public Library, in partnership with CAN Journal and The City Club of Cleveland.  PANELISTS:   Donald Black, Jr. (Artist), Kathleen Cerveny (The Cleveland Foundation), Lane Cooper (Cleveland Institute of Art), Brian Friedman (Northeast Shores), Michael Gill, (CAN Journal), Tiffany Graham (LAND Studio), Robert Maschke, FAIA (robert maschke ARCHITECTS), Dan Moulthrop (The City Club of Cleveland), Barbara S. Robinson (Arts Advocate), Tom  Schorgl (Community Partnership for Arts and Culture), Jill Snyder (MOCA Cleveland), Christina Vassallo (SPACES), Olga Ziemska (Artist), Matt Zone (City of Cleveland)  Please visit for more information.


Coe Lake Park, Berea, OH  “Berea Arts Fest.”  Hours 10-5pm.  Featuring the work of NOC artists Bette Drake and Allen Kradlak.
Fun Clay Event in Indiana!  Michiana Pottery Tour
September 27th and 28th.  Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 11-4pm.
Many of the participating artists are local to Indiana and Michigan, however several guest artists from neighboring states will also be participating. This tour is a great opportunity to view a wide variety of work and discover new local artists.  There are eight different locations on the tour, and several locations feature more than one artist. Six of the locations are in or near Goshen, IN. The other two locations are just across the Michigan line in Constantine and Cassopolis. About one hours drive separates the two farthest locations.  Free parking is available at each location of the tour. There is no charge for attending the tour. Feel free to stop by and visit any location throughout the day. If you wish to purchase pottery credit cards, cash, and checks will be accepted at each location as payment.  Featured artists include Marvin Bartel, Fred Driver, Mark Goertzen, Keith Hershberger, Eric Kaufmann, Bill Kremer, Dick Lehman, Todd Pletcher, Justin Rothshank, Bob Smoker, Eric Strader, Zach Tate, Moey Hart, Troy Bungart, the Goshen Clay Artist's Guild and more.
October 12th!
Upcoming NOC Event/Meeting/Potluck.  Hectic Studio, 3619 Walton Ave. Cleveland,  2nd Floor, 440.590.0672, 
Basic Kiln Operation & Repair Workshop
With Mike Sievers of Skutt Kilns  Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 1pm to 3pm  “This workshop will be great for all ceramic artists, educators and enthusiasts!”  $25.00 per person (cash at door)
Free for current NOC Members(!)
Please RSVP:
Workshop Topics:
Along with basic programming, we will talk about features your kiln has that you may not even have known existed. Features that allow you to fuse glass, slow cool for interesting glaze effects, troubleshoot electrical problems and a lot more. Learn about the importance of pre-heating and
hold times. Learn how to properly load your kiln so every piece comes out perfect. We will also discuss the importance of venting and how to set up your kiln room. Also learn about Skutt's new KilnLink Monitoring System that allows you to check the status of your kiln from anywhere you have internet access.
We will go over a few basic maintenance tips that can add years of life to your kiln. Learn how to properly kiln wash your shelves, tighten the bands, and significantly increase the life of your elements.
You will be surprised how easy it is to make basic repairs on your kiln. Think about the money you can save. We will give hands on instruction on how to change a thermocouple, replace worn out elements and install new brick. We will also talk about how to properly diagnose kiln
problems and how to make changes to correct defects in your glaze.

And(!), after the workshop stick around for:
NOC Meeting and Potluck Social
Sunday, October 12, 2014 – 4-5pm Meeting, 5-7pm Potluck
Meeting and Potluck hosted at:
Hectic Studio, 2nd floor, 3619 Walton Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
Please RSVP:

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