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, Greg Daly, and Ryan LaBar, Linda Lopez, & Peter Pincus!
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.
Dishin' the Dirt (most recent blog posts)
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Dave's Tech Tips
You don’t have to be able speak geek to care for your ceramics equipment! Each month, Bracker’s repair tech, David Sturm, will share a great tip that he’s learned in his 20+ years of experience, from Routine Maintenance to Troubleshooting to Part Replacement.
We have been working hard to build a Resource Library for our Bracker Community. Here you will find
There are tons of places to find used equipment, from ebay & craigslist to facebook and yahoo groups like potterbarter. We’ve never sold used equipment directly, but we are presently exploring the idea of consignment selling. In the meantime, we have our own section of our message boards for want to buy/want to sell, which you can find here.
Got a question? We have an INTERACTIVE FAQ section. So if you don’t already see the information you need, just ask us!
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.
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.