Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fiddler n' Fireflies

One of my "Holy Grails" has always been to jump outside of myself to help create something timeless. (well something that feels timeless, or at least something that's jumped out of time.) In this case it's a jug that was part of the last series of tag team work with my studio partner. I wanted that old crock look, like an old stoneware piece with a motif that feels vaguely familiar, something that just seems like it's always existed, it's just never seen... it's secret.

Moonshine Jugs?

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Three potshots from this week's test kiln.

Looks like HardCandy to me...
Something sweet to savor for a long time.

Testing a new fritless cone 6 white liner and a cobalt stain for volatility when used with the Mag Carb glaze. It worked. The new white liner helped resolve the rims cleanly.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June Surprise

Surprising things come from collaboration...

And in large part due to the nature of collaboration, most of the really juicy surprises are compleatly unintentional.
I violated one of my own rules while pushing work through the studio a few weeks ago. A simple enough rule that more or less states, "Keep track of what is in each bucket at all times. 
Label everything as it moves from one bucket to another!"
The accidental use of the cone 6 Mag Carb glaze instead of the intended 6 Tile Slip produced a surprising effect under the studio shino.

Jessica Fong and I have been playing tag team, handing work back and forth as it moves through the studio, each adding a bit more and taking it in whatever direction whim takes before handing it back.

 It doesn't always work out quite as hoped, but sometimes something really magical and unexpected happens.