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kiln firing 27 January 2021

I just opened the kiln, and have some new porcelain pots. This batch had a lot (6) of plates, which take up a lot of space in the kiln, so this firing does not have as many pots as firings in the past.


I don’t sell pots online. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. You can see them on my front porch in Old Washington. Plates and the ‘Peace On Earth bowl’ are $80. Cups and the small sandwich sized cardinal plate are $40 each. First come, first served. The porch has a ‘half off’ table with perfectly functional pots, that have slight flaws.

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  • blue porcelain plate with bunny design
  • blue porcelain plate with goat and flowers design
  • blue porcelain plate with folk art birds in tree design
  • porcelain blue plate with design of a pig under a tree
  • blue porcelain plate with village and flock of birds design
  • blue porcelain plate with design of old washington kentucky
  • porcelain bowl with lion and lamb - birds carrying banner that says 'peace on earth'
  • red porcelain plate with cardinal design
  • porcelain mug with blue design of birds carrying olive branch and peace symbol
  • porcelain mug with blue design of birds carrying olive branch and peace symbol
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work in progress-peace in progress

If you watch much news, the beginning January has been a high anxiety month. I’ve always been a little bit hippy dippy at heart, and pottery for peace has been my theme for my latest batch of pots. They still need to be fired, but you can get an idea of the surface design from this photo.

porcelain mugs - work in progress - blue with different peace symbols

stay tuned to see how they turn out–and be nice to each other!

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kiln firing 22 January 2021

I just opened the kiln, and have some new porcelain pots. Most exciting to me are the new plates. These little rectangle plates are about 8″x6″ a perfect size for a sandwich and some chips, or three tacos.
I don’t sell pots online. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. You can see them on my front porch in Old Washington. Cups, rectangle plates and bowls with carving on the outside are $40 Bowls with carving inside and out are $80. First come, first served.

Click the arrows below to see all the pots

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Kiln Firing – 15 January 2021

I just opened the kiln, and have some new porcelain pots. Most exciting to me are the new plates. I don’t sell pots online. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. You can see them on my front porch in Old Washington. Cups are $40 Plates $80. First come, first served.

Click the arrows below to see all the pots from the firing.

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Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year! When I work in clay, i sign the bottom of each pot with my name, location and year created. For my FINAL pot of 2020, I made a plate to celebrate the little village where i live, OLD WASHINGTON. If I HAD to be stuck in one place for the year 2020, I’m grateful it was here!

porcelain plate with sgraffito design of Old Washington, Kentucky. Log Cabin, Federal Brick buildind and white church house.

When I was young, i was led to believe that an artist has to live in a big metro area to ‘make it’.

Now that i’m older and have more experience in the world, I know that a small town is a great place to an artist! I’m so grateful to have been welcomed and a part of this small rural town.

This pot is a work in progress. It still needs to go through the kiln.

Happy New Year!

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Thanksgiving Pottery Teaser

Hope Everyone is having a happy and healthy this Thanksgiving holiday. The pandemic is going strong here in Kentucky, so things are a lot different from normal.

I have some new porcelain pottery that I can’t wait to show off (and sell) to you all. I believe that pottery should be experienced in person. You need to pick it up to TRULY know whether or not it is the right pot for you. I’m going to wait until things are a little safer before i invite you to visit my front porch, but you can follow THIS LINK for a sneak peek at the latest pottery:

Pottery / Pottery 11/25/2020 | Ken Swinson