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Kiln firing 24 January 2023

I just opened the mini kiln, and welcomed 8 new cups to the world.
Some of the cups are decorated with an experimental woodcut transfer process.

This is a significant firing, because it is the FINAL FIRING for this season. I won’t be making any more pottery until Summer 2023.

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  • handmade cup with woodcut underglaze transfers of goat
  • handmade cup with woodcut underglaze transfers of goat and sheep
  • handmade cup with woodcut underglaze transfers of goat and sheep
  • handmade cup with folk art style cardinal surface design
  • handmade cup with folk art style cardinal surface design
  • handmade stoneware cup with folk art surface design of a horse and country house
  • handmade stoneware cup with folk art pig and flowers surface design. there is a heart inbetween the two pigs
  • handmade cup with folk art style decoration of goats and plants

If you’d like to see them (and more) in person. They will be on display this friday (jan 27th) at the Pendleton Art Center – Cincinnati.

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2023-01-21 Kiln Opening

I had a small kiln firing last night (8 cups – 1 plate)

Here are the results!
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  • handmade stoneware oval plate with sheep dog chasing sheep surface design
  • handmade stoneware cup with bear taking photos of bunnies design
  • handmade stoneware cup depicting fox taking photos of sheep
  • handmade stoneware cup with bear having a tea party design
  • handmade stoneware cup with fox and hound surface design
  • handmade stoneware cup depicting chickens with yellow background
  • handmade stoneware cup with dog making pottery surface design
  • handmade stoneware cup with terrier and yellow cat surface design
  • handmade stoneware cup with goat woodcut surface design

It’s really hard to get an idea of what a 3d cup looks like from a photo. A video with a 360 view is a little bit better. Seeing them in person-and being able to pick them up and drink from them is still best.

For your reference, I sell cups for $45 and plates for $75. They are only available in person NO ONLINE SALES. You need to pick them up to ‘know’ if it’s the right pot for you. You can find them either on my front porch, or at my studio at the Pendleton Art Center on Final Fridays and by appointment.

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Friday Night Throwing pots

First time I’ve been in on the wheel for 2023. (yes, this is my idea of a wild and fun friday night)

I’ve been working removing pots from the wheel with my hands-instead of using bats. Still smooshing some of them, but getting better!

Will trim and add handles tomorrow. Hope you all have a great weekend!

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screen print clay transfer fail

photo of a screen print studio

The new year isn’t starting out the way I had hoped.

ceramic screen print underglaze transfers

Spent the day making screen print underglaze transfers based on two of my block prints, only for them to be a disappointment. Oh well, will try again another time.

screen print transfer on an unfired stoneware mug

Hope your year is going better than mine!

UPDATE:

Sorry for being a crybaby earlier when my project did not work on the first try. In my experience, neither pottery OR printmaking work perfectly on the first try. Not sure why I thought combining the two would be easy.

After a little more practice, The transfers are a little bit better. Will make more pots and try again later. Thanks again everyone for the encouragement!

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My plans for New Year’s Eve

MY PLANS FOR NEW YEAR’s EVE

Thank you everyone for the invites to your NYE parties, unfortunately, I’ve already made plans. I’m so excited about this NYE, i made a colored pencil drawing in anticipation of all the festivity to come! lol! Happy New Years everyone!

I’m still learning colored pencil, and experimented by making some wild (to me) color choices. I did not think it was going to work, but I stuck to it, and it all came together. I did not expect this, but I’m learning A LOT about color while learning to use pencils. I could see this changing the way I paint.

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last kiln firing of 2022

I had a very small kiln firing to wrap up 2022.

2022 was a great year for pottery. I learned a lot and made a lot of pots. To end the year, I had a very small kiln firing. Here are the results!

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