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

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527  “Tina Cassara and David Sapp:  Threads, Lines, Traces.  And Japanese Contemporary Fiber Sculpture in Miniature.”    
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020  “The Three Amigos:  Loren Naji, Ron Johnston and Ron Joranko.”  Opening 5-8pm.  
78th Street Studios. 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland  “Third Fridays.”
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.870.6719  “Cinema 05 International Group Exhibition.”  Opening 5-9pm.  

Noon at The City Club.  How can the arts shape the social, physical, and economic character of communities? ArtPlace — the first major public-private partnership to encourage creative placemaking — seeks to find out. ArtPlace America is behind two project to benefit Cle: Upcycle St. Clair and Collinwood Rising. Jamie Bennett, executive director of ArtPlace, will expand on the work being done locally and nationally and how we can work together to build better neighborhoods in a talk at the City Club.

River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406,  “miniatures: A Collection of Jewelry and small Works.”  Opening 3-7pm.  
“Sparx City Hop/City Artists at Work.”  11-6pm.  Info:  Join over 20,000 patrons for the twelfth annual Sparx City Hop and discover along the way the many shops, restaurants and art galleries that thrive within the community. Hop on one of the free trolleys featuring tour guides who will educate patrons on the various neighborhoods that comprise Cleveland. Ohio City, Asia Town and Downtown are just a few of the spots highlighted during this all day event.
Akron Museum of Art, 1 S. High Street. Akron, 330.376.9185,  “John Pearson: Intuitive Structures.”  Through Feb. 1st, 2015.
9.20 + 21
“Tremont ArtsFest.” Featuring the work of NOC’s own Bette Drake.  Join the city of Cleveland for the 16th annual Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival in celebration of the thriving diversity that makes Tremont shine!  Held in Lincoln Park, the weekend festival will feature artists and designers of all sorts, reflecting the variety of influences that make Tremont Cleveland’s “it” neighborhood for the arts. Musical and live dance performances, local food booths and hands-on activities for the kids are just a few of the things to look forward to this weekend.  The event is free and open to the public. Open Sat 11am – 6pm; Sun 12pm – 5pm.
9.27+28 Next Weekend!  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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