October 24, 2013
Stocking up for another Holiday Sale on December 14 and 15. Here are some pots that I’ve recently made that are drying and waiting to be glazed and fired..
It may not look like much but this old Walker pugmill is a workhorse. It can handle 100lbs of clay at a time. I mix all of my clay using dry ingredients and add water. I also throw in my slops which kind of acts like a starter for aging the newer clay. Anyway, this machine does a great job just keep those digits away from the blades.
Finally finished the mugs for Cooper’s restaurant mug club. They now have them hanging up over the bar.
I made quite a few face mugs because it was fun playing around with expressions, although, several ended up looking mad.
I also enjoyed trying out different textures on the mugs. Especially on the face mugs. A rough face with lots of character seemed to be more interesting than a smooth face.
Cooper’s Restaurant wants 50 more mugs for their mug club. That will be 100 total. It’s been a challenge because they want them all unique…very unique. So I’ve been playing around with designs, textures and glazes. I’ve even embedded small stones and copper wire in some. They are all numbered on the bottom. Here’s a few waiting to be fired.
Cauble Creek Vineyard will be having an Artist Invitational with around 20 local artists. It will be held on November 4th through November 20th with a reception on the 6th. Their website is caublecreekvineyard.com. I dug up about 100lbs of yellow clay from around their pond, crushed it, slaked it, pugged it, wedged it, threw it, trimmed it, carved it(for 3 days) and then fired it. That’s it below.
Covered jar, 17″ h x 16″ w, for Cauble Creek Vineyard Artist Invitational November 4 – 20 with reception on Sunday the 6th from 3-6 pm.
This was also made using mostly clay from Cauble Creek.
Bottle, 21″h x 7″w, for Cauble Creek Vineyard Artist Invitational.