Sunday, April 15, 2012

Crows at Sunset

There's just a trickle of work coming out of the gas kilns this month... I like what I'm seeing, but what I'm really excited about is focused around the small tumblers in the background. These are quick tests put through by Jess.
There will be more on this later...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist 2012 Sunshine Cobb

Mental note to self... don't wait until you see someone's work splashed across the front cover of Ceramics Monthly before you tell them that you think the world of their work.
Sunshine... your work rocks...

 Sunshine Cobb was an adjunct, teaching ceramics, at the University of Pacific during the fall of 2011. I didn't get to take advantage of having her around and only got to enjoy her briefly during an open community workshop. Watching Sunshine work was really a good reminder that "the wheel" isn't the beginning and end in making fantastic functional work.

The effect she's had on the small world I live and work in has been momentous.
Thank you Sunshine!!!

Monday, April 9, 2012


The Gardener's daughter weeps, for Christ did not die to save the soul of the fragrant Rose that bows it's head to the shears of the Father.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Building an Anagama With Kids

Ok... Facebook drives me nutz, but it defiantly has it's upside. Constantly finding amazing educators and artists like Chiaping Lu in Taiwan makes me rethink deleting my account.

This looks like a very cool project, I'm very curios how it fires. (I'd love to push through a load to find out...)

Amazingly beautiful small anagama, eh?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Kip O’Krongly on Ceramics Arts Daily

We all have secret favorites, people who's work we find ourselves anxiously waiting for... Kip O’Krongly is one of my secret favorites.

Kip has very kindly shared a look into her process this week on Ceramic Arts Daily. It's no understatement to say it's pretty darn cool to see how she does it! Jump over to check it out!