I decided I wanted to try making some desk-size fountains in the pottery studio. I started with a nice, simple, basic design, essentially an overflowing vase in a basin: In the kitchen with towels and sink rather than photo tent… because we learn from earlier mistakes, boys and girls. (Click for a 10-second video on […]

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I’ve been experimenting with refining techniques, shapes, and my personal style, and haven’t posted much lately of my progress. But I’ve made some! By my personal definitions, the levels of my progress as a potter have progressed through these stages: “Coulda been done by a gifted 5 year old”“Hey, that’s actually usable!”“The flaws are mostly […]

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Clearing the backlog of pretty pottery projects… Bit frustrating, this one. Color’s beautiful, happy with the shape, good weight… And almost but not quite the right size. *Sigh* The wall thickness of the lid is about the same as the pot, and hollow all the way to the top of the finial knob. Quite happy […]

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Angela has several smallish potted orchids, one of which is in a flimsy pot – so I threw a simple cylinder to replace it. The glazing experiments continue… Back to front we have carbon trap Shino, Jade over bright white, cranberry over bright white, and a simple plum dip. Should be finished by the Thursday […]

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Since I had the photo thing out… Set of three porcelain brush/pen/marker holders, with asymmetric dip glazing and splashing. I made several of these in several colors; this is one of my favorites. They’re intended as soup mugs, but I mean, if you want three cups of coffee or tea in one shot, these will […]

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I collected those first pieces of stoneware from the studio, and here’s how they turned out. It’s got an oddly rough feel to the surface. Not unpleasant, but not what I expected either. I’m mostly happy with how this one came out – the handle is not quite right, but a marked improvement over my […]

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I’ve switched from TBT Porcelain to an in-house earthenware clay known as “recycle” – it’s made from scraps of all the clay used in the studio, plus a little grog from failed pieces, plus a little sand. It throws bigger and lighter than porcelain, it’s both easier and harder to work with, and I’m enjoying […]

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The shot of the glazing projects was from earlier tonight at the start of class – and isn’t even everything, because I missed one more large bowl on the first pass. Due to low bandwidth at the studio, my phone gave up on uploading the image and waited until I was home before it posted. […]

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