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Project Update: More Raku

Still having fun with the copper matte luster glaze from Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques. With the last firing, three pieces went in and three came out, intact and with good color. Which makes for a good day. One of the Read more…


Copper and Cobalt Raku

Here is proof of more good results with the copper and cobalt glaze I talked about a few posts ago. I’m not going to go so far as to call it bullet proof but it’s being fairly consistent in terms Read more…


Project Update: Raku and Melomels

On Sunday, I discovered that I had an almost full tank of propane and that completely derailed my carefully constructed list of chores since I knew I had bisque sitting on a shelf just waiting for a new glaze recipe. So Read more…


In a Different Kind of Pickle

I haven’t talked much about the garden this year because, well, it’s still a bit painful to consider. Between late freezes, multiple re-plantings and the abundance of grasshoppers, the yield was less than spectacular. I especially missed out on the Read more…


Ponderings from the Wheelhead

My schedule is pretty full at the moment so I’m not spending as much time at the wheel as I would prefer. But I take advantage of the time I have and I’m working on larger art pieces instead of Read more…


Yoga and Pottery

The asanas of yoga are practiced with the intent of preparing for seated meditation so I shouldn’t be surprised by the fact that a yoga practice would help with working on the wheel. I haven’t had much time to get Read more…


The Mammoth finished…

I fired him to Cone 06 which I should have taken him to Cone 6 but this is the first big sculpting project I’ve done in a while and I did not want him to explode in the kiln. When Read more…


Tortilla Warmer 3.0

This version of the tortilla warmer turned out pretty close to perfect. It’s almost 10 inches across which is the size needed for the fajita style tortillas. Low,wide forms are a challenge for me especially low, wide lidded forms. But Read more…


Final Pictures of the Finished Wheel

I have to say I’m extremely satisfied with how she finished out. It sits comfortably and spins extremely well. I had a chance to throw the first pot after she was delivered to her new home and I honestly could Read more…


Almost Done . . .

I still have a couple of more hours of work on details and the wheel head but she’s functional and spins forever off three kicks.