Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Last chance

Norm and Cynthia 's show is up at the Folk Art Center in Asheville until Jan 10 .... A good time to view 100 years of working in clay and over 100 pieces .. everyday from 9-5 .....

Saturday, December 26, 2009

dec 26

Snow is slowly melting and gutters are ripping off .......!!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Nice fire going and lots of not to be missed art work .. Edwina-fiber &beads , Kathy clay & books , Pam clay animals ..

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Come by . The pots that were just fired are out and ready .. Also lots of nice work from Edwina Bringle , Pam Brewer , and Kathy Steinsberger ..

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Kiln unloaded

Unloaded the kiln on Tues .Good firing ...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

kiln loaded

Ready to go.Burners are on ...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Margie loves her headrest ......and Mengei thinks all is good........

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

update. Arkansas

Workshop and talk were well attended . After another flight delay we made it home . Edwina did a weaving workshop at the University .They have hired Louise Halsey so if you are nearby and wish to weave look at the program .

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Arkansas Arts Center

Off to Asheville in the am . I will be doing a one day demo on Sat and a lecture Sun . If you are in the area come .

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Folk Art Center - Asheville, NC Norm and Cynthia

The Folk Art Center on the parkway is the final stop for our show . It is on view now until Jan 10 2010 ..Come if you can on Oct 1 (Thurs. ) to a reception from 4-6 ...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Mint Museum Pottery Show on Sat ... 10 -4 ...Allways a good group ..Come ......

Monday, August 31, 2009

Steffen Thomas opening

Norm and Cynthia at the reception . The show set up looks good . Many thanks to Andy and Haitha Hayes and to Lisa at the Museum .. ,also good food etc.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pams Big Bird

First Firing of new kiln

Kiln was full with my work and a few pieces by Norm S ,Jane H, Lucy H and Pam B. Firing went well but next time I will turn up in the night . I warmed it up in the evening then got up at 6 am . Firing was finished at 2 am . I put in 25# of salt between 11:30 and 2:00 ....The 2 bottom shelves had dry pots in the back . The bag wall needs to be opened up some ...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

new kiln

Loaded and burners on low . Photos of loading tomorrow ..

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Asheville Art Museum

I will be one of around 6 artist speaking about our work on Sunday Aug 16 at 2pm . The show was put together by The Southern Arts Federation .. Come ---or if not for the talk another time as it is a very nice show---

Sunday, August 2, 2009

hooded warbler

Knocked itself out on the glass door . I picked it up and soon he recovered and took flight,happily....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

bisk photo

bisk load and auction

Colaboration that Edwina and I gave to the auction.....
Loaded a bisk for the maiden voyage of the new kiln ( it does have some bricks from the wood that came down ,I 'm happy to of saved a little money ) With the big auction and family coming I will not fire until after . The Penland auction still has tickets available if you know of anyone that is interested . It is an amazing event with beautiful work generously given by past instructors and residents .

Saturday, July 25, 2009

new bed

Margie loves her new bed ...and she has buried her new toy somewhere.!!!!

kiln building

Kiln is now waiting on me to finish the pots .

Thursday, July 9, 2009

wood kiln

Last of the wood kiln . It had a good life and a few of the bricks will go in the new kiln .. The rest are in the landfill .

Friday, June 12, 2009


I'm off soon to thebascom. Demos tomorrow Mark Hewitt , david Stuempfle and CB .. Our show also opens  sat evening .. I am also scheduled to teach a 3 day the next weekend 20-22 .  Lids and how they fit .. Look at thebascom.org for more info.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

PBS . Craft in America

Craft in America will be shown on June 3rd at  8 pm .. It is  3 one hour programs . The one on Community will be at 10 and it includes Penland ..

Thursday, May 28, 2009

wood kiln

Last firing for my wood kiln ,built in 86 .. We loaded on Mon. (Lucy ,Erik , Cappy , Pam , Jane,Jocelyn etc. ) Full load ,burners on low last night and put the first piece of wood in at 6:45 .Will get a build up of coals soon and turn off the gas .

Friday, May 15, 2009


Bascom demo's June 13...9am-12 am  ..cost  $45.....

demo-lecture-Bringle ,Hewitt,Stuempfle

A 3 hour bonanza in the new studio barn at the Bascom , Highlands , NC ..Show of work also in the gallery .. thebascom.org     for more info and to sign up .

Monday, May 4, 2009


Making work for my wood kiln.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Last firing of my wood kiln coming up so I am making pots now . Several people asked me about being part of it . So if you are one let me know to discuss details . You need to be a part of helping with the firing and then after unloading taking the kiln down . Shane Mickey will build a new kiln for salt/soda and maybe I will toss in some wood ..

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


 3 day hands on workshops ... June 20-22 (Sat-Mon ) Highlands , NC ...Lids and how they fit... thebascom.org      ...And I will be back at Wildacres ,Little Switzerland,NC...   Sept.21-25 .. (Mon.eve--Fri.b'fast )contact  me to sign up ....cynthiabringle@yahoo.com

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Phoenix is the  site this year and as usual lots of shows , so I'm looking forward to seeing friends ,shows and the Arizona landscape .

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Festivals and auction

Catawba festival was fun to see . Found some old pots of mine in an antique booth . Then on to Seagrove to take some work for Ben's next woodfiring . I will be missing  it due to NCECA .. A group of the Seagrove potters are having  kiln openings April 18-19 .......Sat. April 18 is also the  NC Pottery Center annual auction ...Auction donations are currently on view at the center.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

catawba pottery show...NC

Sat at Hickory Convention Center is the Catawba Valley Pottery Festival   ... Lots of pots  ...9-5

Monday, March 23, 2009

kiln building

Check penland.org for a kiln and pottery making workshop . Shane Mickey does a good job .. and what could be better, spring in the mountains and good food in the dining hall ..

Monday, March 16, 2009

lots of candles

Luckily no one put 70 on one cake . It would of created a fire..

party photo

birthday event

Many thanks and much love to everyone that put together such a wonderful event for Edwina and me .. The number of delicious cakes was amazing...XXOX

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Panel discussion at Gregg Museum-Raleigh

Four Potters -The tradition of ceramics at Alfred University  . Sat . March 21 2009  7 pm..Norm Schulman ,Cynthia Bringle, Tom Spleth ,Lydia Thompson ...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Making a few small jugs today .  This may at the moment be classified a "dry "county but go take a look on the sides of the roads and the recycle center bins ..Pottery wins out over plastic , that homemade stuff could burn a hole in the plastic .

Friday, March 6, 2009

Blue Spiral

Went to the opening last night . A nice group of pots of Nick Joerling's are on view . The main floor show is very nice and the downstairs has  an invitational wood show . Do yourselves a favor and go enjoy some outstanding work .

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Workshop in Va .  went well and I am happy to be back home looking out to the woods and watching the birds ....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Packing away here.. I go to do the workshop this weekend .3 day hands on .. If you missed this one come to The Bascom ,Highlands , NC in June ..   another 3 day hands on .. Lots of learning in a short amount of time .

Monday, February 9, 2009

lynchburg , va..$ avalible

Workshop -3 days hands on -Feb 20-22   .www.academyfinearts.com........They have just let me know that some scholarship $ is avalible .    

Friday, February 6, 2009

CB firing

Just unloaded the kiln and everything came out fine .. Always good to be happy after all these years of making .. Nice blue sky today . 

Friday, January 30, 2009


Norm Schulman and I were honored at UNCW on Fri .. The show looks good and will travel for the year . As soon as the schedule is complete I will post the dates..

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    Hands on workshop with Cynthia Bringle .Lynchburg , Va .Feb 20-22...  Academy of Fine Arts . Contact May carter 434 528-3256......www,academyfinearts.com          Limit   12

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009