Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stacked rock bottles

Monitor problems are finally fixed and everything is computing smoothy. It's amazing how fast the blog world moves, and how much there is to catch up on.
Jared came down from St. Cloud on Sunday afternoon to get in some throwing. I was in a sort of relaxed mood so I made these bottles. They are a combination of life experiences that come bubbling up one around each other. I was really struck with rock stacks that I saw on the islands of the East China Sea, watching Goro Suzuki throw orbs, and add to that an anagama. Sonehow it makes perfect sense..... Ha... probably not at all. They were fun to make, and left me with a happy heart. What more could anyone expect..
Make good pots...
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Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter

It looks like my monitor is going berserk, so I might be off for a bit. Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Goblet tops

Some days are a real blue collar existence. Being a potter is a job. A really nice job.. but still a job. This morning I threw these 128 goblet tops, later this morning will come the stems and in the afternoon put the two together. Well, I have many miles left to travel... so keep the wheels spinning, make good pots and have a great day!!
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

A couple of yunomi

Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.
~~Robert Frost

Here are a couple of yunomi that are my favorites out of the last batch. I have an order for two hundred goblets, so I throw a few yunomi for therapy, some days more therapy is needed than others.
The weather is springing right along and I got the bike out today and rode it to work... felt sooooo good!!
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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Wadding from woodfiring

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whosoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed. ..~Albert Einstein
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Thursday, April 02, 2009

stone pots

Here is a picture of some stone pots that were outside a Buddhist shrine on Jeju island. I love the scale and weight to them. They have no connection with anything that is going on right now. I thought that you might like them because they are inspirational.
There was a blizzard here on Tuesday and it really threw a wrench into everything. I threw a couple hundred yunomi's in an attempt to ignore the reality of the endless winter. Marlin our local electrician is coming tomorrow to wire a phase converter up for the clay mixer!! Then it will be on to the thirty or so biggish pots needed for the coming fire. Hopefully the large pots will help keep me disconnected from frozen iceland outside. Hoping for a glimse of something other than white. Keep the wheels turning.
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