New Project: Nesting Bowls

 I have been working on nesting bowls this week.  Each bowl is made from a slab of clay draped over clay molds I made last winter. It has taken me several tries to work out all the kinks in the process. The third time worked like a charm! After these air dry, they will undergo... Continue Reading →

A Little Bit About Glazing

Glazing is not my favorite part of the pottery process but when my pieces come out of the kiln, glazing is well worth the effort! Most of my pieces have two different glazes applied giving the pottery one color on the inside and another color on the outside. This process involves a combination of pouring... Continue Reading →

Bottoms. Glazed or Bare?

Glazed Bottoms or Bare Naked Bottoms? These are my newest pieces: free formed shaped bowls made from a slab of clay slumped over a plaster mold. They are becoming my favorite to make; however, when it comes to glazing I cannot decide whether to glaze the bottoms or leave them bare and naked. Which do... Continue Reading →

Christmas in July

Opening the kiln after a glaze firing is pretty exciting. It is as if it where Christmas!  I was very pleased with these glaze results minus a few minor clay and glazing technique glitches which I won't talk about yet.  Right now, I'm am enjoying these colors . . . eye candy for the potter!... Continue Reading →

Glazing Day

I am getting ready for my 2nd glaze firing.  I am trying to be more meticulous about the glazing process and spread it out over a few days rather than do it ALL in one day.  When I try to do ALL in one day, I grow tired and very impatient which is not a... Continue Reading →

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