Friday, April 30, 2010


This is the quick sketch of the set.... With luck the "HON" letters are deliveres on Sunday or Monday


Crazy few days building the set for MAGIC FLUTE. I forgot how much work it is to hang doors and build walls - it is super fun, but it has only been three days and I miss hum of my wheel and the dust of the studio. In three weeks I may be climbing the walls.

Reminds me I need to call Heidi Kreitchet and see how the dog is...

hope to post soon!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


So working on the opera MAGIC FLUTE. I have a few people helping me build my set, and a super supportive Artistic Director at OPERA VIVENTE in Baltimore. Feeling super lucky I get to create work on this scale. Although I gotta say carrying bags a clay is a lot easier then lumber, doors, and large 4'x8' platforms.

Hoping to go visit the folks at Baltimore Clay Works I am very interested in the recent announcement of their TEAPOT show.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cynthia Bringle PT2

Cynthia's workshop continued.... Two best things for me:
She made this great bottle stopper - so simple feeling dumb I didn't think of it myself.

The second thing that got me all tingly: the one piece small wine goblets. When I get back from designing MAGIC FLUTE in Baltimore (opera vivente) I will be cranking some of those out. Can not wait to see the "gargoyle" heads on them.

Rumour in the studio -- Wood firing in late June. Sure it will be 115 outside, but its cooler then in the kiln.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cynthia Bringle

Just got back from the first day of a two day workshop, here in Vegas at POTTER WEST. Cynthia threw a small bunch of pots. A few mugs, a square container and a large pitcher - nice demos! I have lots of new tricks and way of explaining things for when I teach..

I also was able to pull a few pieces of the Geil "Car" Kiln. Hope to post them tomorrow after I clean them up.

Friday, April 23, 2010

1st entery

BUG MUG -- Head is the handle
BLIND VISION - Wood Fire Soda atmosphere

LOCK JAW - Gas Reduction
I have been working the last two days to update the webpag. Editing lots of photos...
These are three of the mugs I just posted.