Someone asked me to make a Steal Your Face mug back during the summer. I thought about it for awhile because I wasn’t sure how to get the small details and to have something that I would like. After some tests I was able to combine several techniques that I’ve used in the past to get it to work. I also thought the backside turned out nice.
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..
July 3, 2013 I’ve finally made some stoneware canister sets that will hold 5 lbs. of flour and 5 lbs. of sugar. The largest canister is 10 3/4 inches to the top of handle. Now that I know the dimensions they need to be and how much clay to use they will be a lot easier to make.
May 29, 2013
Lately, I’ve been working on stoneware canister sets. I thought I could make a canister large enough to hold 5 lbs of flour on my first try…when will I learn with clay things rarely go right the first time. Hopefully, I’ll have it down pat soon.
Many, many thanks to all who stopped by during the Holiday sale and I hope you all enjoy your pots.
Here are some presale photos.
A few mugs drying on the rack waiting to be 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.
About half of the second order of 50 mugs are finished for the mug club at Cooper’s restaurant. Here’s a few of them.
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.