Holiday Kiln Opening Preview 2013

We are excited to share the preview for this next kiln opening.  The pots are gorgeous.  Joseph played around with the new blue glaze (to be named soon) and the results are just awesome.  He says it’s the best firing yet of the big kiln!

Please join us this next weekend and/or the following weekend for some sweet treats and even sweeter pottery pieces.

December 7th from 9am to 5pm
December 8th from Noon to 5pm

December 14th from 9am to 5pm
December 15th from Noon to 5pm

View the Preview Video

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Summer 2013 Kiln Opening Preview

Well, it was a very quick production cycle for Joseph, but he managed to create some real beauties.  He tested out a new glaze with some beautiful results.  This new glaze creates a stunning river of iridescent blue tones that cascades down the body of the pot.  Two big pots were decorated with this glaze, and we’re pretty pleased with how they turned out.

Something special this time will be a free wine tasting by Native Son Vineyard.  They are located about 3 miles from the pottery and are wonderful folks.  They will have four varieties of wine, as well as a juice and a sparkling juice to sample.  The wine tasting will be held from 9am to 2pm on saturday and 1pm to 3pm on sunday.  Secondly, we will be listening to the sweet sounds of India Cain and Keith Allen on saturday.  Should be a real treat for everyone!

So, without any further delay, here is the preview video and some pictures.

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Preview for the Spring Kiln Opening

 Check out the preview video for the 2013 Spring Kiln Opening!

May 11th from 9am to 5pm
May 12th from Noon to 5pm
May 18th from 9am to 5pm
May 19th from Noon to 5pm
**Directions can be found at**


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Spring Kiln Opening 2013

Owen Carter Sand

Owen Carter Sand, 2 months

Welcome to the world, Owen!!!  We have absolutely fallen in love with this little guy.  He joined us on January 19th, weighing a whopping 9lbs 4 oz.  Amanda went into the birth calm and fearless, although, if she would have known how much this little man was going to weigh, she might have been a bit apprehensive about doing this birth all-natural and without meds!

Amanda is a full-time, hands-on mom, hardly getting rest or food on a regular schedule, but Owen’s smiles seem to fuel her energy.  Joseph is hard at work in the pottery, getting ready for this next kiln opening.  He spent quite a while helping Amanda and Owen in the beginning, which was greatly appreciated!

The last month or so has been full-on in the pottery for Joseph, making the usual wares, but adding a few new fun items like teapots and a wide assortment of vases and planters.  As you can tell from Owen’s outfit, he just can’t wait to get in the studio with his papa!

In case you’ve missed it, we’ve started a monthly video series with Joseph and Owen called “Lessons from Potter to Son.”  You can view these on our YouTube channel, where you can subscribe so you don’t miss one (there’s been two videos so far).

Come join us for the kiln opening!

May 11th (9am to 5pm) & May 12th (Mother’s Day! – Noon to 5pm)
May 18th (9am to 5pm) & May 19th (Noon to 5pm)

Purple Hyacinth and Planter

Purple Hyacinth grows around a large JSS Planter

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Events of the Past, Present, and Future

Amanda & Owen

Amanda & Owen – Jan 21, 2013

It has been a long, long while since we have written.  And, for good reason!  On January 19th of this year, we welcomed our son, Owen Carter Sand, into the world.  He has been a true blessing and a delight and we have all been incredibly fortunate to continue in good health.

On that note, we are starting a new monthly video series starring Joseph and Owen.  Please check it out.  You can subscribe to our You Tube channel so you never miss a release.

Lessons from Potter to Son (YouTube video)

Owen - four weeks old

Owen – four weeks old

Lastly, we have some upcoming dates that you should definitely add to your calendar if you are anxious to buy some pottery:

*March 22 & 23, 2013: Hickory, NC – Catawba Valley Pottery Festival
*April 20, 2013: Marshall, NC – Madison County Potters Market
*May 11 & 12, 18th & 19th, 2013: Joseph Sand Pottery Kiln Opening

We have more events later on in the year which we will be sure to let you know about.  You can also check on our events page on the website to get more info.

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