Monday, May 31, 2010

I'm branching out . . . .

I've finally determined some colors that work well for me.  I'm playing with some forms that I like.  A recent workshop has improved my donut forms, lidded vessels, and closed vessels as well as introduced me to a nice form for making jewelry boxes.

Wow!  It's been since January for me to post.  Half the year gone already.  Sigh.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Little Studio Downtown . . . .

here are some more pics of the studio:

Inside we have two skutts.  One oval and the other a small round.  The larger does our oxidation firing the smaller one does the bisque firing.
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Outside we have the gas reduction kiln, pretty huge.  We also have the raku kiln.
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The courtyard here is used for the pit and sagger firing efforts when there is one.  Also, they have displays in the summer under a tent.
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Oh, Bisque-it!

i've updated my etsy blog with pics of my first attempt at a cornucopia.  you'll also find pics of the last load of stuff out of the kiln.  i really liked a lot of it out of the kiln.  being off from the studio for abt 2 weeks made me realize how important it is to keep at doing pottery.  the first day my hands acted like they didn't know clay, had never known clay, and didn't ever want to know clay.  sheesh!  i now have a cabinet to stow extra tools and stuff at the studio.  yay!  i've had a chance to review the glaze recipes for the studio, and man, o man, they are wonderfully free of toxins like lead and barium and cadmium, so i very gladly put food safe on all my shop items.  also in the etsy blog you'll see new things in my shop and you may want to stop by as i have quite a few new items listed.  still have a small handful to list as well.  i'm working well with between 4 and 5 lbs of clay right now.  i've done 12 but most of it was lost.  that was before i had centering under control to the degree i do now.  gonna zip over to the studio today to take things off of bats that need to dry and also stow the stuff in my locker.  i've gotten a calendar of sorts togetherfor the 1st quarter in 2010 and am looking forward to resuming hand building.  i've scheduled the last week of the month for hand building.  the calendar is intended to be flexible as i have to allow for trimming and glazing.  well that's all she wrote.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Howlin' Wolfe Rub Naming Contest

Stop in and suggest a name for their rub.  The contest is still going on.

Monday, December 14, 2009

'Nuff Said

i think amongst professionals in the same field if discourse doesn't begin and continue in a vein of mutual respect and courtesy on the part of all concerned the interaction will be a putrid one.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Seems I've Finally Made My Mark In The World . . . .

okay, i've been at odds trying to figure out a mark for the back of my pottery.  here it is:

i'm rather pleased with it.  i was visiting the site of mel jacobson and saw his mark.  it inspired mine.  keep in mind my pottery is signed myrrha.  good luck seeing that in the mark.  it's there, i'm not kidding you.  :D