Monday, June 30, 2008

beer glasses

Last of the beer glasses!!! After the spring firing, next was an order for 2600 beer glasses. The strange thing is, I don't even drink beer.

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Svend's Garden Pot

There is one of Svend's large planters on the front lawn. This year we planted a tomato plant in it. Usually it's just flowers, for some unknown reason we are planting more vegetables this year.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Onggi Trash Containers

I saw these nice pots outside a small shop in Korea. They were using them to collect aluminum cans for recycling. After awhile it seemed common place.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Korean Onggi Potter (Part 2 of 2)

Here is the potter finishing what he started in the first video.

Korean Onggi Potter (Part 1 of 2)

Here is a nice example of a Korean Kick wheel in use.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Stacked rocks on Jeju Island

These rocks are not pots but they inspire me to make pots. These are from Jeju Island in the East China Sea, where I would sit and watch the ocean and rocks and rot away. I hope that you enjoy them!
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Two Teabowls

I came across a these two teabowls that I saw somewhere in Korea. Worth another look!!
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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Friday, June 06, 2008

Kiln Work

Ahh.. The spring firing is history! It was a good firing that went smoothly. There was a problem with a primary air brick that got left open at the end. The results were some extra crusty ash on some pieces. Extra crusty ash means extra work cleaning pots... uggghhh. Won't make that mistake again!! New mistakes for sure... but not that one.
I got 9600 pounds of clay delivered on Wednesday. That is all inside now, just sitting there staring at me. I feel like I'm about 300 years old now that the clay is moved.
I have a commission to make some large pots for the next firing. I like making large pots, so this is definitely a good thing.
The trivets for placing the pots worked brilliantly, they look like they could be reusable which is something that was hoped for, but not really counted on.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Here are a few pots from the Spring 2008 firing. The nice oranges are starting to show up with the blues!
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