We are committed to providing only quality supplies. We routinely test and use the products we sell. This enables us to better answer your questions about the best techniques and materials to help you create your work. Whether you shop online, on the phone or in the store, we always have time to teach you what you need to know to be successful.
We have a deep devotion to Ceramic Art Education. In addition to providing daily advice and information, we offer a wide variety of in-services and professional development sessions, and even workshops directly with you and your students/group. We have a variety of ready-to-go offerings from hands-on projects with clay and glaze to seminars on Electric Kilns to Raku Firings, or let us create a custom event for you!
Three times a year, we seek out top artists in our field to come present a 2 day workshop at our store in Lawrence. It’s always a special experience for us and the participants.
In the past, we’ve enjoyed great artists such as Robin Hopper, Lana Wilson, Steve Branfman, Linda Arbuckle, Robert Piepenburg, Kristen Kieffer, Forrest Lesch-Middleton & Adam Field, and we are looking forward to Marcia Selsor, and Ryan LaBar, Linda Lopez, & Peter Pincus!
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Our YouTube Channel includes informational videos about products we sell, instructional videos from Second Saturdays, and occasionally, some just plain fun stuff. We also put together a few playlists full of videos we have screened and think you will enjoy!
We have always appreciated the social engagement that seems to come naturally with being involved in ceramics. Communities of Clay have now expanded to a variety of online entities, and Bracker’s is happy to be part of the discussions that happen in those platforms.
Looking to buy supplies? Click here to visit our online store, where you can find everything you need from Alumina to Zinc! You can shop online and pickup in our main store in Lawrence, our satellite location in Kansas City, or have your products delivered to your door! You can also use the “shop” menu above to navigate to a specific category in our web store.
Bracker’s has become more then just my clay supplier, they are my home away from home when I am visiting Kansas.Chanda Zea
We have created this new section on our website, filled with artist profiles for our customers and friends who put their faith in our products, knowledge and expertise. In each profile, you can see some images of the great things they make with the things they buy at Bracker’s, as well as contact information and website & social media links.
Our devotion to teaching also translates to “teaching teachers.” For that, we offer a wide variety of in-services and professional development sessions, and even workshops directly with you and your students. Click right here to see some of our out-of-the box offerings, and If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact us and let us create a custom event for you!
3 times a year, we seek out top artists in our field to come present a 2 day workshop at our store in Lawrence. It’s always a special experience for us and the participants. In the past, we’ve enjoyed Robin Hopper, Lana Wilson, Steve Branfman, Linda Arbuckle, Paul Wandless, Eric Stearns, Angelica Pozo, Paul Lewing, David Gamble, Linda Ganstrom, Conner Burns, Dan Gegen, Robert Piepenburg, Kristen Kieffer, Wally Asselberghs & Sue Morse, and we are looking forward to Forrest Lesch-Middleton & Adam Field, Marcia Selsor, Greg Daly, and Ryan LaBar, Linda Lopez, & Peter Pincus! Click here to find out more!
We started our Second Saturdays Artist Series in December 2008 and have featured makers of every variety – throwers, handbuilders, slipcasters, sculptors, even mixed media artists. The featured artists can inspire casual art lovers with a new perspective on how pottery is created, an educator who is seeking new ideas for their students, and even a professional potter on a quest for continuing education of their craft. FREE and open to the public, potters and pottery enthusiasts alike. No need to RSVP, just show up on the Second Saturday of each month anytime between 10am-3pm, and stay for as long as you’d like.