New Pots

Yesterday I took advantage of the great spring weather to get several kiln loads of pots glazed and ready to be fired. I like to sort through the bisqued pots I have and separate them by what glaze I’d like to use on them. Then I glaze many pots of the same color before moving […]

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Pre-Spring Glazing

I don’t usually do much glazing until Spring, but I have some custom work that needs to get done. But yesterday, I glazed up everything that has a new home awaiting and I hope to fire them yet today. My normal process gets almost an entire years worth of sale inventory thrown and bisqued by […]

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Grrrr

Today I managed to get several custom order plates glazed and ready to fire. Unfortunately, in loading the kiln I lost one of the plates by dropping a shelf post on it. Good thing I made a few extras when I was throwing them. Now I’ll just need to get one of the extras glazed. […]

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Studio progress

After the cold, rainy, snowy, dreary days we’ve had in Minnesota lately, I was very grateful for the cool but sunny day we had yesterday. Yesterday was a glazing day and it worked great to use my deck railing as additional drying space for pots that had been glazed. The weather earlier in the week […]

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Glaze Load

I opened the kiln to empty a glaze load today. As so often happens, some pieces are just OK and others exceeded my expectations. Maybe my expectations are too low, but it saves being overly disappointed if things don’t go as expected. This load had a couple shelves of mugs which I’d been running dangerously […]

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