Charcoal

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Open bowl with handles.

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Butter dish, Garlic Pot, & Jam/ Honey Pot

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Earring Holder, Heart dish

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Earring Holder, Heart dish

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Small/tiny bowls have many uses

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Mugs

Shop Local – mini market

Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 am – 4 pm, at Caffe Americano I will be part of the Shop Local Market. Come by to check out the 9 “makers” and get a start on your Christmas shopping., IMG_6589

August

We’re halfway through the summer and the temperature is HOT. I’ve taken a break from throwing and I’m working on cleaning and organizing my studio. I always seem to be cleaning and organizing it. Here are a few photos  of  some of the pots in my studio….

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Lidded pot 7″ tall…

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Utensil holder 5 1/2″ tall

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Tea bowls…..

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One of my favorite bowls: 7″ x 3 1/2″

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Tea light pots or small ‘bowls’…

Glazing

I’ve started glazing and loading the kiln.  I have a couple of bowls that I’m trying a reglaze on. I posted about my green glaze, well, I’m trying to reglaze the lighter part of the bowl, we’ll see how it turns out. Also, the white one with the blue splashes is too washed out, so I’m firing it in a different part of the kiln to see if it’ll change it…I’ll let you know. Four more shelves to go…. IMG_5857

Green Glaze….

Trying to keep a glaze consistant is always a challenge from firing to firing. How the glaze is mixed before dipping the pot or where the pot is placed  in the kiln are two of the main reasons for differences in the finished glazed pots. The pots in the photos are all the same glaze….

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Spring 2019

I have a large kiln and it takes me awhile to get it loaded ready to be fired. For me, what to glaze the pots is always the hardest part of being a potter. Opening the kiln after a glaze firing is like Christmas morning, because you never know how the pots are going to turn out. Here are some photos of my newest pots…

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Set of “Sandstone” colored bowls.

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Largest Sandstone bowl 9″ across

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Largest and smallest Sandstone bowl, smallest 5″

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White bowl with dark lip on dark clay.

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Sideview of white bowl. 9 1/2″ x 3″

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White bowl with blue splash.

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Size 8 1/2″ x 2 3/4″

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White bowl with “groves”

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Size – 7 1/2″ x 3″

Over & Under

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Planter: 7″ wide, 5 1/2″ tall

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Striped planter: 5″ tall, 6 1/2′ wide

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Mini planter: 3 1/2″ wide, 3″tall

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Black & white planter: 5″ wide, 4″ tall

The opening for our annual VISAC Pottery Club Show & Sale is April 5th starting at 6 pm. The Trail Pottery Club members have been busy working on pieces for the show with the “Over” being pieces that hang and the “Under” being planters.

French Butter “Crocks”..

At just about every markets/sale I do, I get one person asking if I make French Butter Crocks. I have made them in the past, but it’s been awhile since I’ve tried as the two pieces have to fit together just right. This week, I successfully made two, now they just have to make it through the firings….

 

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The 2 parts of one French Butter Crock

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Freshly thrown piees for a French Butter Crock

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Drying French Butter Crock

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Dry and ready for first firing. French Butter Crock