Ceramica News ...Hello 2023!
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Larger Store, More Products........................
Since our move over 5 months ago to 602 E. Chatham St Cary 27511 Suite-H, we have drastically expanded products for your studio, and all your pottery making endeavors!
In addition to throwing aids and tools we have increased tools for handbuilders including flexible rulers, bevel cutters, titanium carving tools and lots more from Xiem. We now carry large and small uWedge Work Matts, adjustable thickness rolling pins and more textures from MKM & SanBao too!
Studio Supplies & more kiln parts...........
We stock a large and wider selection of kiln shelves in full and half shelves from 10" up to 20" with many sizes in between. Kilnsitter bars, relays and thermocouples are also part of our permanent offerings. You can find several types of pyrometric cones and many different heights of kiln posts, and kiln wash too.
Near future acquisitions and offerings for you all include, GR Pottery Forms (on order now!) and we are looking to add Mayco Glazes that so many of you have requested. As always let us know if there is something you think we should offer in the store. Provide as much detail as you can (manufacturer, website, product description, etc) and we will take a look!
Changing of the guards.........
Fahad started working for Ceramica in July of this year, and has been helping in the store and the studio, working as the ceramic material technician, as well as being an instructor. He is now the Studio Manager while Julie devotes her time and expertise in the store helping Audrey with the rapid growth Ceramica is experiencing. Again, if you have any questions for any of us....please let us know.
More Raku Firings coming.....
We will be adding more raku classes, hopefully one every month.
If you are interested in participating, check our Sign up for Classes page for details. It is an exciting and dynamic day when the raku kiln is going outside in our back parking lot. You can even stop by and check one out before you commit to participation. Once you see it...you'll be hooked!
Clay and freezing temps.........
Clay should never be exposed to freezing temperatures. As the water in your clay freezes it will separate from the clay particles and expand, pushing the clay particles apart. If your clay freezes, you will need to wedge it thoroughly once it thaws. If your wet clay project freezes, it will probably crack and disintegrate once it thaws, but it can be recycled. That is why we are stocked up to the max with all your favorite clay bodies now. Trucks from the manufacturers are loaded the day before they head out to deliver. You may have encountered a delay during winter months if you've ever tried to order clay or glaze online. That is why we are stocked up, big time. with all your favorite clay bodies now. No need to worry, we have all your clay needs (still no Desert Buff 😾) tucked inside staying nice and warm.
And if you have a studio in your garage or unheated out-building and you keep your clay out there, bring it inside during sub-freezing temperatures.
Stay warm, stay productive and come see us when we re-open after the Holidays on January 3rd.