Happy New Year from the whole Bracker’s Crew!  We enjoyed the holiday break and we hope that you did too! …Good time spent with family and friends, but now we know it’s time to get back in the studio!  Likely many of you have a resolution or two that involves your own ceramic work.  We have a few resolutions and new plans for 2014 too!  Here’s a sneak peak of what we have in store (literally and figuratively) for all of you in the coming months:

• For those of you that are avid followers of the Screen Shot 2013-12-31 at 10.21.48 AMGlaze of the Month column, rest assured it WILL be continuing in 2014, but with a couple of “upgrades”: Watch for each post to come out on a different day – one each on the first Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of each month, rather than all on the first calendar day of the month.  Additionally, we are fortunate to have enlisted the help of Brackers’ friends Aaron & Isaac Riffel to assist in running the Cone 5 tests!  (If any of you low fire potters interested in running some tests, contact Cindy!)


imagesMore specials & promotions, more often!  Keep an eye on our Blog, our social media (Facebook, twitter, foursquare, YouTube & more) and also in our store.  We have a lot of fun sales & specials planned for the coming year.  You never know when or where they’re going to pop up, so be sure to connect with us via all the social media you use.  We are on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google +, Pinterest, & Foursquare.  Coming soon: Instagram, & Tumblr



Tech Tuesday Posts – monthly tips from our experienced Equipment Technician Extraordinaire, David.  Watch for these on the third Tuesday of the month!


bgecshopsiteMore in the store – New Products will be coming to Bracker’s in 2014!  At the same time, we’re continuing to expand our online inventory as well, so keep an eye on shop.brackers.com…and there’s special online-only deals there too!


• How do we decide on all those great new products to add? We try them out!  In 2014, Third Thursday Open Studio is back and better than ever!thirdthursday.001  Your feedback on those tools is important to us and helps us make decisions on what to stock and sell.  Join us the third thursday of every month to test drive new products from 4pm-7pm and be the first to know what’s coming to the store.  Watch the blog the second week of the month to find out what we’ll have out for sampling!



• Our Free Second Saturday Series will also be continuing into its 5th year with more great artists, many of which will be broadcast live on YouTube.  Watch for the announcement during the last week of the month.  You may also want to mark your calendar now for the Second Saturday in April, which is scheduled to be our Spring Raku Event!


And that’s just the beginning!   Got a suggestion?  We’re always listening!  Let us hear from you.  Comment below, or send us a message!