I’ve been busy getting my pots out to the various stores and galleries in the Kootenays. I have pots at “Yes Please” in downtown Castlegar, “Kootenay Gallery” Castlegar across from the airport, “Unwind, More than a Yarn Store” in Castlegar (Dairy Queen, Home Hardware mall) and “Gallery 2” in Grandforks.
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.,
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….
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….
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….
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…
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.
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….