Thursday, June 24, 2010

let the glazing begin

Although I didnt photograph the stack, I have some 20 pieces to glaze and another small herd to glaze. If a group of pottery really a herd, or is there a better name. A gaggle, murder, or.....

Trimmed 4 platters last night. It's good to be in the studio.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Taught the Saturday class today. Lots of fun! Did demonstration of some basic "Vases" - then did slip trailing and altered the forms. Everyone seemed to have a good time.


working in studio last few days. Had bunches of green ware to prep for a bisq firing. I am trying two pieces at 022 to see if I can carve on it. If it works should be great for platters....

Monday, June 14, 2010


I had to bail on the Coleman work shop on Friday. When to Ogden UT for the Arts Festival. It was rainy, super windy and 50 or under; the folks there had the good sense to move indoors to UNION STATION. It is cross between a civic building, convention center, and museum. There were something like 50 artists; 5 potters. Lots of great feed back and sold a number of pieces.

The best part of the trip was staying at Crystal Hot Springs/Campground. Although the weather was questionable, it was great to be able to soak in the hot springs after peddling pottery all day.

Can not wait to get back to work in the studio after two plus weeks of workshops and art show prep I need to get some clay under my finger nails.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Still assisting Tom Coleman on his workshop at Pottery West in Vegas. He demo-ed slip decoration today. Lots of great technique and ideas. It was really fun watching the participants using the techniques, and discovering new skills.

Also got a chance to photo this piece I got out of the wood soda the week before last.

This piece is called HOME - he is a birdhouse roughly 24" tall. Used a combination of slips and Matt Longs Red Flashing Slip.

Got to get back to packing for my show in Odgen UT this weekend. Thankfully Peter has been packing and fixing shelves all week.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Finally got the pieces from last months photoed. Kind of excited by what came out of the Wood Soda fire. We sprayed at cone 9. Cone 12 was bending, cone 11 was bent --

This guy reminds me of an Opera Singer --- or a friendly devil (16" tall)

Always like the jugs of smokers (he is about 5" tall)

This teapot was a combination of Tom Coleman's Orange Carbon Trap Shino, Malcom Davis' shino, and Orange Crystal Matt -- I spattered it with Elemer's Glue working on trying to create some patterning with carbon trap. (10" Tall)

Crushed Spirit is my darkest piece from this firing. From the other side you see the where I crushed the head causing the porcelain to crack. The glazing is a combination of shinos and blue glaze and clay which was dug from a local dinosaur dig. (10" tall - 14" long)

Tomorrow is day 2 of the Tom Coleman workshop at Pottery West --- I an the studio assistant; amazing amount of information to take in!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


So the firing was really great. Cone ten down, eleven and twelve bending. Put in soda at cone nine. Used a 50/50 formula. Now if I could just find the widget to get the photos off the camera and phone life would be golden.
Can not wait to post the new bird house and the teapot.... both super hot!