Good morning everybody! Im doing a streaming experiment with my dad. If you want to watch a short tour of my clay studio, feel free to join in.
Well, im working on another “flowerpot”. The first was 15″ the second is going to be even bigger! Im using a combination of pinch pot and coil pot, techniques you probably learned in elementary school. I dont know if pot #2 is a cow or horse goat or sheep, but whatever it is, building it is like dancing with a drunk.
Spring is around the corner, so i thought id throw some terra cotta flower pots for my yard. I was just telling a friend that switching from porcelain to groggy terra cotta is like going from driving a sportscar to an 18 wheel truck!
I’m in the middle of my second kiln firing at my home studio, and made this little sketch while watching it heat up.
Wish me luck!
Michael H. Dickman led a raku pottery activity at our community art center on Saturday, October 5th.
Here are a few clips from yesterday’s activity
Mollie Beusterien also introduced us to a hot glazing technique, called OBVARA, which was similar to raku in that it deals with hot pots.
what fun! Im so lucky to live in a community with so many creative people!
Finished carving the design for my second ginger jar. The colors will be a classic cobalt blue over white stoneware. I hope to have it fired and finished in 2 weeks
If you are curious about what im working on in the studio, here’s a sneak peek just for you (all). Hope you had a great weekend!
Good morning everybody! a big thank you to my friends who came over yesterday to support my “pottery on the porch” project. A handful of you told me you were interested in driving a long way to visit. I want you to come visit, but before you do, I wanted you to see the pots I still have.
They are one of a kind and unique, so if you see something you must have. Get in your car and come over. I won’t be at my porch, but at the Log Cabin Print shop, which is 4 blocks from my house. I’ll have the pots there from noon until 5pm. You can also make a print while you are here! if you don’t see the perfect pot yet, stay tuned, I’m working as hard as I can and will have more pots on the porch in about 2 weeks. Have a great weekend , and thanks again for all your support!
I’ve got some new pots out of the kiln! It’s hard to get the feeling of experiencing a pot through a 2d photo, so here’s a little video to show them off.
If you are interested in the Ripley Mug, which is being auctioned off to benefit the Union Township Public Library – Ripley, Aberdeen, Russellville contact them. The auction closes this Saturday evening at their fish fry fundraiser.
If you want to see more of my pottery, stop by my front porch the next time you are in Old Washington!