After much thought, reading, note-taking and collaboration with fellow potters, I think I have discovered the reason why I have had pin holes. #1: The glazes were too thick. So early spring, I adjusted my glazes. The result was perfect on two of the three clay bodies. #2: It is a particular clay-body. After talking with my clay supplier and showing them my test tiles, we agreed that it must be the clay body. I also learned that this particular clay-body under went some “important changes” a couple years ago. Coincidentally, that is when I started having the troubles. So, … Continue reading News! Not Breaking but News . . .
I’m a list maker and note taker. I make lists of things “To Do” otherwise things will not get done such as exercise, make doctor’s appointment, and laundry. I also make “To Do” lists for pottery such as prepare test … Continue reading A Note To Myself
New glaze combos. Trusty favorites with a new twist. Unearthed and revived old glazes that I haven’t used in years. So, that is what the glaze is going on around here! Continue reading What the glaze is going on here?
All my bottoms are waxed and ready to glaze! I can hardly believe this is my last big batch of pottery for the 2016 throwing season on my back porch. Aside from my most popular item, pet dishes, I made … Continue reading Ready for Glaze ~ Last Batch of 2016
My newest pieces: organically shaped bowls made from a slab of clay slumped over a plaster mold. They are becoming my favorite to make. I can roll out a slab of clay, slump it over a plaster mold, walk away … Continue reading New: Organic Bowls
As any potter will tell you there is always an element of anticipation and surprise when you open the kiln after a glaze firing. A couple of weekend ago I glazed and loaded the kiln. I tried a few new … Continue reading An Element of Surprise
This week I will be trying out some new glazes as well as glazing with some of my trusty reliable favorites such as Rutile Blue and Temmoku Brown (pictured below). I plan to have my 1st glaze firing of the season this week! UPDATE: 6/19/12 UPDATE: First Day of Summer! Perfect glazing weather this week: hot, dry and breezy! The glaze dries as soon as I paint the pots. Not to mention great weather to line dry clothes 😉 Later, on the first day of summer . . . Gah! More waiting! Before I load the kiln, a switch needs … Continue reading This Week: Glazing! (Scroll down for updates!)