So, I’ve fired those rounded and straight canisters from my last post and I plan on making more. The rounded canisters work great with my glazes. The straight canisters are working good too but, right now, I prefer the rounded ones. The lids on these canisters fit on the insides rather than sitting on top.
May 29, 2015
Glazing a few pots today. The first image shows bisqued pots and the second is with glaze on them. The white one in the first image has a white slip over my usual brown stoneware clay body.
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..
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.
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.
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.
Cooper’s restaurant here in Salisbury recently asked me to make 50 different mugs for their mug club.
I made a few face mugs, flower mugs, textured mugs, bumpy mugs, striped mugs, glazed mugs and a fish mug and an egret mug.