Monday, October 29, 2012

Washing the Fiddler

 The Fiddlers been waiting, he's got all day, fiddler's been waiting cuz it's time to play...


Been waxing up a few of the greenware cups to give the girls line style some fun.
It was nice...
Once I lost the "I can't" attitude and started playing, the lines started getting easier to lay down. 
By the 3rd cup, I was really starting to enjoy the process. 


Bisque and black wash before glazing.

I haven't been sharing enough clips lately, here's this afternoons diversion.
Horrible horrible, resolution, but hey, sometimes that's the way the wind blows.

Friday, October 19, 2012


 White on white with panels. 
Halloween Carnival characters have been wanting a chance to climb out onto some surfaces.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Somebody pinch me!

Lot's to love in this issue!
Sherman Hall's opening note from the editor, giving a nod to seeing leather hard clay being one of the most attractive surfaces in ceramics, hit one of my sweet spots.
The joy that grows from playing with that specific point in the development of a piece sitting there in-front of you, is worth all the accumulated failures of process and aesthetics.
 Getting a chance to see that pivot point of form and surface every month has always being something to be relished.
For me though, being allowed to contribute has just been a dream...

(check out page 18...)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Jade Danielson

Our newest and youngest studio partner has decided to lead the way on the idea of line.

Give her a form and, WoW!

Go girl!


 Things are slowing down.Just a few R&D's have come through this weekend's firing.
We've spent a whole lot of time chasing the idea of "line" this year. 
Even though the chase has shifted into slow motion, it's just starting to get interesting...
Finding ways to crispen and burn a line through a pallet of glazes has been the main test.

With Jess's help, now there's a tested path. The lines burn through the studio Shino great.
Now it's time to work on my narratives.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Schaller Gallery Exhibition : Kenyon Hanson and Brandon Phillips

 I'm humming along tonight while I explore through this offering of work over at the Schaller Gallery site.
This is an exciting pairing of hands for an exhibition.

If I could pull one artist into the studio for a workshop this winter, Kenyon would be it.
Love his approach to form.

For me,
his work has an complex organic fluidity of line that still reads as controlled and very deliberate.

Add slip and soda to his well practiced style and it's a mesmerizing mix.

The second artist is non-other than  

 Like a lot of people, I've been following Brandon's blog for so long now that for me, he feels like a familiar acquaintance. I've enjoyed watching him refine his vision and admire his commitment to tradition.

He generously satisfies expectations of function with plush, comfortable work...
but his surfaces are just getting richer and richer. 

Very nicely done!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tile 6 Slip

Cone 10 white slip

20 Nepheline Syenite
20 Calcined EPK Kaolin
50 Tile 6 Kaolin
10 325 mesh Silica
1 VeeGum (I use Gum Arabic)
2 Bentonite

Used as a white on white effect, it provides a subtle effect under a translucent or semi-translucent glaze.

The Cadigans - Iron Man

Saturday, October 6, 2012