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

Christmas is Only 3 Weeks Away!!

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Votive Candle holders, blue

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Large Bowl

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Plate

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Dip Plate

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Heart dishes

Pottery makes a great gift. My pottery is available in Castlegar at “Yes Please”, “Unwind, More Than A Yarn Store” and “Kootenay Gallery”. In Grandforks at “Gallery 2”. In Trail at “Artisan”.

Shop Local Sale at Cornerstone Cafe

I’m once again participating in our “Shop Local” Sale on October 13 at the Cornerstone Cafe in Warfield, 10 am – 4 pm. Here are some of the pieces I’ll have at the sale.

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5″ bowl

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6 1/2″ bowl

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Heart dishes

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7 1/2″ light blue & white bowl

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9 1/2″ dark blue & white bowl

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Jewelry holdder.

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Bike plates.

Christmas is Just Around the Corner

We’re half way through September and I’ve been working on getting new stock made for the Christmas season.

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12″ rectangle white plate

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Votive Candle holders, blue

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7 1/2″ plate

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Small trinket dishes

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11″ Rectangle Bike Plate

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Light blue & white yunomi and mug

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11″ Dip plate

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8 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ bowl

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Side view of 8 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ bowl

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10″x 2 1/2″ Bowl

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Side view of 10″x 2 1/2″ Bowl

What do I use it for???

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Small bowls

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Small bowls

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Small bowls – great for a small amount of dip, salsa, peanut sauce, and much more.

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Small bowls and pots – great for nuts, chives, sour cream, cilantro… and more….

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A variety of candle holders.

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Candle holders, use a citrinella candle for on your patio or deck…

I have been a potter for over 40 years. Over the years I have made a large variety of pieces and love making large pieces and small pieces. I have a large variety of pots out in stores and galleries in the Kootenays (Yes Please, Unwind More Than a Yarn Store & Kootnay Gallery; all in Castlegar, Gallery 2 in Grand Forks, and Artisan in Trail). I also have  many pieces in my home studio. In the next few days I hope to share some of the pieces I have in my home studio.

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Mead, wine, port, sherry, liquer goblets. Largest 3 1/2″x 3″.

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Mead, wine, port, sherry, liquer goblets. Or, dessert cups.

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Wine, mead, port, sherry, juice and more…..

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Largest cup: 3″x3″.