January '24 Newsletter

January '24 Newsletter

Published by Elise on Jan 4th 2024

January Newsletter

Happy New Year to our beloved pottery community! We’re stoked to start this year off right with restocked shelves and a fabulous team. Our New Year’s resolution is to make better and bolder things, both as artists and as your favorite ceramic goods retailer. Let the Stone Leaf doors reopen to make way for 2024!

Ready to see what’s out there in this gorgeous fresh start of a new year? Get ready, because the answer is: PLENTY!

You are invited to attend one of Stone Leaf Pottery’s Electric Kiln Workshops.

This kiln workshop is primarily tailored to new-ish customers owning an electric kiln. Still, all levels of firing experience are welcome.

Pre-registration is required to attend.

If you have purchased a kiln from Stone Leaf in the last 2 years, this workshop is free to you. One kiln = one workshop seat. Otherwise, cost for this class is $75.

Come make a dragon with us! at STONE LEAF POTTERY

Dragon Making Workshop

Saturday, January 27th 10 am - 1 pm

Instructor: Peri Charlifu

Cost: $55, clay provided. Bring your clay tools, a box sized at least 8” x 8”, and wrapping materials to take your dragon home.

This image shows examples of clay dragons you might make during this workshop.

We have the 42nd Annual Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest on January 12 - 14 in downtown Denver. A celebration of Native American artwork and heritage, intermingled with colorful booths of juried artwork inspired by the Southwest and the Wild West. Children’s entry is free! Want more information on this event? Check out their website!

Want something without a cost of entry? The First Friday Art Walks on Santa Fe are a wonderful way to see new and local artists! This January the new exhibition Mixtape will join the fun as a compilation of pieces created by the talented artists working at Access Gallery and Studio.

Commonwheel Artists Co-op members and guest artists from the Pikes Peak region will be hosting their annual Pottery by the Price sale! Swing by Manitou Springs January 5 - 28 for some gorgeous local pottery for sale. To find out more, click here.

NCECA’s on the horizon and we’re already preparing for this year’s conference! NCECA’s 58th Annual Conference, Coalescence, will be in Richmond, Virginia, March 20 - 23. We hope to see you there! Check out registration and pricing here.

Don’t let the cold weather get you down. As ceramicists, we personify “never stop never stopping”. Need a boost, want some inspiration? Take a peek at our bulletin board at the entrance of our retail store for more upcoming events, classes and information on local pottery to-dos!

An Important New Years Note: If you do not have an updated copy of your sales tax license with you, we have to charge you tax at your time of purchase. We won’t refund your credit if you have to pay tax on purchases. If you want your sales tax license to be in effect at Stone Leaf, you must have an updated form scanned and submitted to our email info@stoneleafpottery.com. This is for individual customers and does not include schools or other government organizations.

A snow day reminder! As the weather starts ramping up, we encourage our customers to check our social media (Instagram, Facebook) for any late openings or snow days announcements. On snowy mornings with a regular opening, we may be out clearing snow and might not be able to answer the phone. Don’t fret, we’ll return your calls in a timely manner!

Finally, please click here to request a summary of your 2023 purchases for tax purposes.

Onto our specials:


Laguna Whitestone moist clay is on sale during January at Stone Leaf Pottery in Denver Colorado

Whitestone by Laguna, 15% off for up to 100#

We’re starting off the year right with a lovely blank slate, and what’s better for that than Whitestone? The porcelaneous stoneware, previously part of Laguna’s standard line, is now ordered and made specially for Stone Leaf Pottery: hence, we call it our “house clay”. This clay fires a creamy white color, and reflects glazes beautifully due to the brightness of the body. We love the structural support the sand provides, as well as the look from the porcelain. It’s the best of both worlds!

Want to see an example of Whitestone? Check out this post from Stone Leaf’s Facebook page!


All brushes 15% off

You can’t go wrong with this special. This applies to all of the brushes in our store! For those who paint on slip, who need both the large hakes and the three-haired details, who glaze like there’s no tomorrow, this is your opportunity to go nuts! Every brush in our store is discounted, so if you were to ever pick up a supply for 2023, take advantage of this awesome deal. If you need help selecting one, ask a sales member at the front desk!

Want a complete list of Stone Leaf’s brushes? Take a look at this page of our website!


Mayco Jungle Gems, 4 oz jars 20% off for up to 12 jars

Mayco’s Jungle Gems Crystal Glazes are a customer favorite around Stone Leaf, so we thought we might as well make a special out of them! These wild glazes transform in the kiln when the small pieces of glass frit burst into color and intricate patterns during the firing process. Artists use these beautiful glazes to add dramatic, colorful effects to their creations. Jungle Gems can be a blast because they can look so different depending on application. Try lots of different ways to vary the crystal look!

Want to see some experimental Jungle Gems inspiration? Check out this Pinterest search.

There’s also this fantastic video made by our friend Carmen over in Mayco!

That’s all for now, folks! Happy potting and stay warm in this chilly weather, and we look forward to seeing you around the store.

Elise and the Stone Leaf Pottery Crew

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All Clay of the Month purchases are limited to 100# of clay. The sale price is valid only in January 2024 and not combinable with other discounts.

It's not uncommon for us to run out of the clay (s) of the Month, so we always suggest you shop early in the Month to ensure the clay is in stock. Also, when purchasing Glaze or Tool(s), or Equipment of the Month, again, it's limited to products on hand. So, if we don't have it when you shop, come shop with us again soon! We replenish our shelves constantly—we'll hopefully have more soon! Got more questions about how this works? Please, please reach out to us!