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Barbara Rogers

The processes in clay are alchemy. They are all about changes...and turning mud into something of beauty, that hopefully will give some joy to someone's life. 

I work at the community clay studio of Black Mountain Center for the Arts. You might say I like the scientific method in art, exploring the possibilities of a new idea with clay. My BFA in ceramics is from the University of Florida (1983.) I continued my studies at UF and got two graduate degrees in Counselor Education. 

Before retiring in 2007, I offered counseling to seniors and became an Activity Director for Seniors living in Assisted or Independent apartments. We enjoyed the entertainments of various volunteer groups, from Tampa Buccaneer (football) Cheerleaders, to Krewes from the Gasparilla Parades (think pirates), to talented high schoolers, and singers and Irish Step Dancers. I also edited a newsletter, took photos, sang and played piano for "good old days songs," and drove around town with groups to restaurants. I think I wore myself out!

The mountains of North Carolina are now my home, and I have family members all over the southeast US.  I love blogging as well as taking photos to share, but you'll find me in the studio with clay in my fingernails most days!

Summer 2017 I grew giant sunflowers! And I stopped selling at Mud Buddies booth at Tailgate Market
Pottery affiliations:

Barbara Rogers Alchemy of Clay on Facebook. Be my friend, like whatever you see that you like, and follow my posts!

Alchemy of Clay blog - daily post about clay or living in Black Mountain NC.

Treasures of the Earth Pottery Show and sale, Feb 8-March 8, 2018, Cleveland County Arts Council, Shelby NC

Old Depot gallery and shoppe,  downtown Black Mountain, NC. Selected pieces for sale.

Cutting Crew,  downtown Black Mountain, NC. Selected pieces for sale.

Black Mountain Center for the Arts office, along with other students and teachers in the Clay Studio.

Appalachian Potters Market, McDowell Arts Council, Marion NC High School Dec, 2014-17.

"Art by the Tracks" show for Old Depot Association, Black Mountain, NC Oct. 2016, May 2017.

"Birds in Our Backyard"  Black Mountain Center for the Arts gallery, Hummingbird platter, Sept, 2016. 

Top Pottery Blog of 2017, went up one place to 6th place!  Pottery Making Blog, and monthly listings at
Top Pottery Blog of 2016,  7th place.
Top Pottery Blog of 2015, 8th place.
Top Pottery Blog of 2014, 11th place

Gallery of Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Clay Studio student & teacher exhibit, each December through February, 2008 to present, sale on first Fri. evening in Dec.
Swanannoa Valley Fine Arts League member 2015-16. Shows at the Red House, (SVFAL)
"Member's Show," August 2016. Rose Jar.
"Now and Then" May 2016. Goddess and fairy Tree, and Three tree friends.
"Art on the Lawn," at Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC Oct 2015.

What's the Buzz at Black Mountain Center for the Arts gallery, Black Tea Set with bees, Sept-Oct 2015. 

Clay Studio of Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Independent Student and volunteer since 2008 to present.

Bring Back the Monarchs, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 2014, 2 wall hangings displayed.

Blue to Black Studio Tour, 2013.  Opened my home/studio for guests. 

North Carolina Clay Club member at large, open to all Western North Carolina potters!
"va*ri*eIties" of Western North Carolina Clay Show, TRAC Gallery, Spruce Pine, NC  2012, (TRAC is Toe River Arts Council), guest of Clay Club

Cottage Studio Sale, Open house in my studio, September, 2012. 

Folk Art Center of Blue Ridge Parkway, Volunteer, (Southern Highlands Craft Guild) 2011-2013 including volunteer for Guild Show 2 years, in Asheville, NC.

My other blog is:
Three Family Trees, which focuses on my ancestry.

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