Just let it slide…

IMG_7616This past March, we unveiled a new product here at Bracker’s.  Milestone’s waterslide decals!  They are gorgeous, fun and simple to use.  You can read all about them here.  Of course, we had to create a video about it too!  If you missed it, you can catch it on our YouTube channel AND you can also catch a special price on the decals and free shipping when you use the code decalship.  Click here to browse and buy!

April Second Saturday – B’raku

IMG_4057Don’t miss our Second Saturday this month.  It’s our annual Spring Raku event!    Bring some food to share, and a little bisque-ware. Join us for fun, we’re hoping for sun. The rhyming is bad, and we’re terribly sorry, but it’s out of our systems now so don’t worry.  Click here to read all the details.

Glaze of the Month for April

FullSizeRenderI’m very excited to announce that our April Glaze of the Month will be none other than fan favourite “Crusty Lusty”.  We introduced this glaze to our B’Raku line up a while back, and since then, it has been making a command appearance at every event!  Now it can be a popular glaze in your own raku kiln!

Language of Pattern and Culture in Clay

11108829_10205411549221935_6086762875259726998_nIf you haven’t already done so, NOW IS THE TIME to sign up now for our Spring Workshop! Presenters, Forrest Lesch-Middleton & Adam Field, both well-respected potters, supreme characters and are widely known for their elegant surface work.  Adam with his carving/celadon glaze combination and Forrest with his incredible image transfer method. Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to learn from these TWO makers and friends while having more fun than a Mariachi Band! Learn more and enroll here  THIS WORKSHOP IS FILLING UP QUICKLY, SPACE IS LIMITED!


annewdeskThe last full week of March was indeed interesting for the skeleton crew left here at Bracker’s.  Both daughters and “newbie”, Mark, were at the NCECA conference in Providence.  We handled everything beautifully.  All orders were shipped, delivered, and loaded into customers’ vehicles.  I couldn’t ask for a better group of people here.  Thanks to Dave, Jeanette, Seth, and Neal.

NCECA Wrap-up

IMG_7765As it is every year, NCECA is a whirlwind of reunions, inspiration and learning.  Bracker’s did not have a booth in the commercial exhibit hall, but we are constantly strong in our support of this amazing educational organization.  NCECA’s hardworking board of directors consists of 16 volunteers who work with a staff of 6 amazingly dedicated individuals.    This year’s conference was attended by 4823 clay people.  It was a great experience.  Next year it’s right here in our backyard in Kansas City.  Make plans now to attend, and get involved with NCECA yourself!  There are tons of volunteer opportunities.  It will change your life.  Speaking of changing lives, one of the most talked about moments of the conference was Roberto Lugo’s Emerging Artist presentation.  It’s already up online and we can’t encourage you enough to go check it out.  You can see it here on the NCECA Blog

Redesigned Website….

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 10.09.23 AMHave you seen the Bracker’s Website?  We recently launched the redesign.  Cindy is continuing to make improvements, but already you should notice better navigation to our vast amounts of information, more to scroll through on the home page and easier access to past blog posts.  Cindy continues to add information to the Resources Section, right now, she’s working on increasing the kilns knowledge base area.  And of course, don’t forget about our Online Gallery.  We love seeing what our customers are doing with the products they buy, and it’s just so great to be inspired by other people working in the medium, and also to have that opportunity to connect! Fill out our simple form to get listed!  And if you have an idea for something you’d like to see on the redesigned site, just let Cindy know!  We love to get feedback from our “Bracker Community”

Social Connect!

Yeah, we’re social….If you are too, let’s have a party!   Like us, tweet us, ‘gram us, pin us, or just follow us on any of these platforms…
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Just for fun

Last month, we asked what frequent shopper perks you would be most interested in.  We’ve calculated the result from the entire month of responses and we’re sharing them right here.

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Thanks Folks!  Now, who’s up for some more fun?   Check out this month’s question below:

What brand of kiln do you own?

Cone Art
I don’t have my own kiln…yet
I built my kiln
Please Specify:

Poll Maker

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