Sunday, October 11, 2009


Ahhh.. it snowed yesterday and will snow today... it looks like there is a chance that it may snow almost everyday next week. We will have to see about that, sometimes the weather man is right, sometimes not. I'm not going to post any photos of snow just yet, I'm sure that there will be plenty of chances in the months to come. The cool weather is great for cutting and splitting wood so it's chainsaw time.
Let's see where did I put the hockey mask and video camera...
Make good pots.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Plates and a jar

Here are a couple of plates that I made today. They have a very clay feeling to them. I want the pots to feel like they are very close to the clay pit, freshly dug and made right there, on the spot. They remind me of South Dakota where I grew up, where there was nothing between you and the clay, and for that matter not much else, besides me and the clay!

Here is a jar, I don't really know what to think about it, or where it's leading to. We'll have to see what happens with this idea. There is something there just can't seem to see the next step yet.

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

The beginning of the cycle

Just starting to get serious about the next firing. A few tokuri to get started while l take care of other things. It's always good to start with a clean plate, because the clay will take over. This will probably be a hot and sticky cone 12 firing. Igayaki and Shigaraki seem to be what is coming out on the wheel. Well have a good day... Make good pots!!