Saturday, May 29, 2010


Wow- After a month I am back in Las Vegas. I really hit the ground running. Got in on Tuesday night at 10:30p, Wednesday I glazed a number of pieces for the Wood Soda fire; got up at 4am on Thursday and w0rked with John Gregg, Derek and Mark to do a 24 hour firing.
Did laundry on Friday, and taught the beginner and intermediate class all day today. It is great to have my hands in clay again!

I have photos of the load on my phone, I will try and post the before and after pictures tomorrow or Monday. I can not wait to open the kiln

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


MAGIC FLUTE is open; go team! check out the information. Getting to spend a few days in Philly.

I missed NCECA; but I was still able to catch some of the pieces still up from the gallery shows. Gotta say I found the the work of Alex Irvine very interesting. His "Ugly Jugs" are/were being shown at the Snyderman-Works Galleries ( Rick said they were painted with acrylics, but I think he might be mistaken.

Also got to stop by The Clay Studio. The Small Works collection is a riot! I forget the artist but they created a miniature wood kiln with a tumble stack ready for firing; it has a solar collector... made me laugh a lot.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Although I am still in Baltimore, I was involved in the Henderson (NV) ARTS FEST. The turn out was really wonderful. Lots of folks looking for last minute Mother's Day gifts. My work is not really the kind of thing you give to most moms I guess but the work was not flying out of the booth either through selling or the 60mph winds.

The best part of the weekend was having my partner in the booth hearing the feedback and getting called with updates and his excitement about what people had to say.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Although I was not in attendance, POTTERY WEST had its 1st Annual Mother's Day Sale. Seems I sold I few piece. That is always a good thing.

So its a warm and muggy day in Baltimore, I am kind of missing the dry windy days in Vegas.

Has anyone tried the the Ben Owen Red glaze

Copper Red cone 9 to 10 (red.)
Nepheline syenite-25
Copper carbonate-.5
Copper oxide-2.5

Need to find a more stable red then the Tom Coleman that I am currently using