Wednesday, March 30, 2011


All of these pieces were fired at Pottery West in Las Vegas. John Gregg and I did a 19 hour firing in the propane reduction kiln.

These three cups were glazed with B's Shine over Laguana's Soda Fire body. Not sure the reason for the orange peel. Candled for for 4 hours at 250; two days after glazing... Love it, but confused.

This little dude is a porcelain cup that was a re-fire. I he was fired in the wood fire soda kiln a few months back, but had a huge dingus in the handle. A little grinding and a shot of glaze, and some more time in the kiln, he is good to go. (He needs a name..)

This small tea bowl has the same issue as the first three cups. But boy oh boy did the warmth of the Death Valley clay body come through.

Off to post a piece on Etsy.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Back in the saddle

So I have been back from my East coast adventure for about 3 weeks; I leave next week for Columbia Missouri to design a production THE MERRY WIDOW. While in Vegas i've been throwing, teaching classes, carving, and loading kilns. I have also been applying to shows and compilations, its great to be back.

Last night John Gregg and I were firing the "Refrigerator Kiln". It is a aprox 45 square foot propane reduction down draft. We fired it to cone 10 in 20 hours. Long time candling, something like 7 hours, as it was rainy and damp the day prior.

While firing I worked on 10 face cups... here is one of them.