February 2013 Wood fire

Last weekend Becky Brandow from Willow Avenue Pottery joined me for a wintery wood fire.  Yesterday, I unloaded the kiln and spent a little time taking photos.  Every firing has it’s good and bad outcomes – here are some of my favorites pieces.  A couple slip decorated bowls glazed with amber celadon.   Snowflake impressed […]

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A Little Texture

The extra day this holiday weekend was great for getting some extra pottery done and enjoying a nice weekend at the farm studio. Among other things there are a couple dozen mugs on drying boards with a little bit of texture around the base. No two are alike and some of the textures worked better […]

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New cups

Last weekend I mentioned I’d made some mugs in a new design. I hadn’t put handles on yet so I didn’t photograph them. Well, they’ve gotten handles and I spent some time yesterday adding decorative details. Several received these slip stripes and others were stamped on the lower section. Now I can hardly wait to […]

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Handles

I’ve notice that I tend to always use my Brandon Phillips mugs out of the cupboards first. The wide handles feel great in my hand. So when making my own mugs lately, I’ve focused on making much wider handles than I’ve made in the past. And I really like the results. Our styles are very […]

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New from the Kiln this Morning

I was up bright and early this morning to unload a kiln full of glazed pieces. Didn’t even wait until I had breakfast first!! There were some very fun pieces in there and I couldn’t wait to see how they turned out. I’ve very pleased. Check them out… Iron Red oblong vase with slip design […]

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Mugs & stuff

I spent a little time this morning pulling handles for a couple dozen mugs I made earlier this week. Many potters hate making mugs because they don’t like making handles. It’s definitely not my favorite thing to do, but I’ve got a process now that works better for me so I don’t hate making them. […]

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