Monday, January 30, 2012

STARworks Ceramics Newsletter, 1/30/2012

Our next activities
The Lunch & Learn at Moring Arts Center, Randolph Arts Guild, Asheboro, NC on January 31, at 12pm-1pm. Takuro Shibata, Director of STARworks Ceramics will give a FREE slide presentation about STARworks Ceramics Project. Those interested in ceramics are encouraged to bring a bag lunch at noon, and to enjoy the last day featuring the STARworks Ceramics artists, and to view pottery work made by SWC original blend clay.

Special announcement for all you clay enthusiast!!
We are very pleased to announce STARworks Ceramics will be marketing Shimpo products! And we would like to offer special LEAP YEAR discount sale start from February 1st. 2012 to February 29th. We now display Shimpo Electric wheels, Slab rollers, Pugmills, Banding wheels, Bats, ConeArt Electric kiln, and all the accessories a potter could want in our supply shop. We also can offer other Shimpo products in our supply shop or by catalogue distribution for all inquiries you may have.

Shimpo Industrial Company is the most well-known ceramic equipment company in Kyoto, Japan---established in 1952. Their pottery products are very reliable for pottery businesses and also used in art curricula schools all over the world. Shimpo USA website:

Friendly reminder for your convenience and needs
Now STARworks Ceramics Supply Shop open the first Saturday of every month, 10am-4:30pm. There will be, Februry 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1 in 2012.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Girl Scouts made Face Jugs

A Girl Scouts group came to STARworks Ceramics on Jan 7 (Sat) and they made very cute face jugs in our Clay Studio. Jugs were dried, bisqued, glazed and fired and they look very good.

Thank you for coming to STARworks Ceramics!

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Products arrived!

We are very pleased STARworks Ceramics starts selling Shimpo USA pottery products!

Electric kiln, Pugmill Mixer(NVS-07) and Pumill(NRA-04)

Electric wheels for table and banding wheels
Electric wheels (VL-Light and VL Whisper)
Slab Roller (SR-3050)
Shimpo Industrial Company is the most well-known ceramic equipment company in Kyoto, Japan which established in 1952. Their pottery products are very reliable for pottery businesses and also schools all over the world. 

Now we have Shimpo electric wheels, Slab roller, Pugmills, banding wheels, Bats, Coneart Electric kiln, stools for wheels, and lots of information of other Shimpo products in our supply shop. 

Shimpo products information

If you need price info, please call/ email us.
STARwirks Ceramics office: 910-428-9007
Email: info at

Shimpo USA website:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Clay Houses went their own home

40 clay houses were delivered to Westmoore Elementary School on Tuesday, Jan 10, and they were lined up in multiple purpose room and waited for the artists. When students showed up in the room, they were surprised and smiled! All houses were taken home safely and made the artists happy, I hope!

Monday, January 9, 2012

West Moore Elementary School visit

STARworks hosted a group from Westmoore Elementary School on Dec 20th, and students (2nd graders) made Clay Houses in our clay studio. Hitomi and Anne taught how to make it, and students worked so hard and made beautiful clay houses.

Hitomi talked about clay house project at the biggining
students watched Hitomi's demo

Anne helped students
Parents sometimes worked harder than students
Working together!

 Clay houses were dried, bisqued, glazed and fired. Now it's ready to go to Artists' home.

It was a great fun workshop with Westmoore school students!
Thank you so much for coming to STARworks.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Opening Reception at Moring Arts Center, Asheboro

We set up STARworks Ceramics show in the end of Dec and the show began on Jan 3rd.
There was a reception in the evening on Jan 3rd and we had a lot of people.
Thank you so much for coming to see us!

More info of the show or gallery, please go to: