Wood Firing Workshop

  Join me for a wood firing workshop in picturesque Lanesboro Minnesota.  We’ll be glazing, loading and firing a bourry box wood-fired kiln over the weekend of May 25 – 27 and unloading the following Saturday, June 2.  It’s an excellent opportunity to try this dynamic firing method and enjoy the company of other potters […]

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:-(

With a Minnesota winter arriving any day now, I needed to give up some of my studio space so it could go back to being the middle stall of our garage. Stupid winter!! Just yesterday this space was taken up with glaze buckets and a work table covered with glaze drips and glazed pots. I’m […]

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Pre-holiday Catch Up

The last few weeks I’ve spent catching up on custom orders. Some orders were for holiday gifts though many were not. I’m getting pretty close to done with most of my custom orders and that’s a pretty good feeling. One of the bigger orders was for 20 dinner plates. So far, 18 have been thrown […]

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Tall Vase

A while back I told you about a tall vase I’d custom made for a customer. She was looking for a tall vase to match the previous items she’d ordered and would fit in a perfect location in her home. I’d included a picture of the vase shortly after it had been thrown and while […]

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Lots of Help

Tonight I did a pottery demonstration at St. Michael’s church. They set up tents in their gathering room and created a miniature market place like Bethlehem. Complete with arts and crafts for the kids. It was great fun. The kids enjoyed touching the clay and using the tools. And they had a million questions. After […]

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Re-united

Saturday I received the bisque fired pieces I’d made while attending a workshop on texturing wheel thrown pottery in Virginia . Seeing the boxes when I arrived home from a long day at a sale was kind of a cross between Christmas morning and exploring in the attic. My daughter and I sat on the […]

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Oblong Platter

I unloaded the kiln last night and was very pleased with some of the results. It’s always a mystery which pieces will turn out as I’d hoped and I’m sometimes disappointed. This opening, I was please with nearly everything and very excited about a new design I’ve been working on. I’ve began making some oblong […]

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