Friday, November 6, 2009
I am showing some pottery pieces at "Art On The Farm" this weekend. Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm. Admission is free, lots of other great local artists. (Chiques Creek Farm, 2995 Shenck rd., Manheim, PA. www.artonthefarmlancaster.com ) (my stuff is in the Lancaster Clay Studios area.)
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Finally all of my pieces for this last gas firing are done. I am pretty pleased with the outcome, not what I expected on some from how I glazed them. I know what I did wrong, so next time I should be able to get more of what I want. I will take individual pictures very soon.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
There is going to be a gas kiln cone 10 firing the first week of September that I will be putting a lot of pieces in. About 3 of my big pieces wont be going in due to that mineral chipping that happened a while back, so they are at risk for exploding. So I'm making some more things and gathering pots that have been in my basement collecting dust from not making it into the last gas firing. Mid September I should have many more pots in my inventory and be more comfortable selling at shows. There is going to be a show that my studio is taking part in called "Art on the Farm" in Manheim, which I will make a post about closer to the date, it is the first weekend in November. I will definitely have pieces in that. So here is a picture of some of the pieces that will be going into the gas firing coming up. I need to do a ton of glazing this week.
Threw more today, spent about 6 hours at the studio. I made one hollow ball thing and put spikes on it while i was waiting for some clay to set up. One pretty big vase type and two small vase dealies that are going to be similar to the pots in the next post that are already bisqued.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Currently what I have been working on for the last 3 full days. I threw it on sunday night and have been carving it mon-wed. Taking a break today. I'm almost done carving, taking a lot of the weight out, but it is going to be atleast 7-8 lbs. I might do a scholar stone base for it, we'll see.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Made and fired this pot atleast a month ago, I had mixed in some Franklin NJ fluorescent mineral chips which are mostly calcium carbonate. That doesn't melt or frit at bisque temperatures but apparently this stuff does? So one hot and humid day I go to look at it and about 50 or so chips popped off and in the center were the graphite looking rocks I put in that shouldnt have done what they did. They must have absorbed the moisture from the air and expanded. There doesn't appear to be any structural cracks on the pot so it should still be salvagable. I'm definitely not mixing those large chunks into any more clay though. I am going to let it sit for a while on the shelf to make sure all of the rocks expand. Wouldn't want any explosions when I glaze it.
My teacher was curious about the rocks also so she took a bunch and put them in the last bisque firing in a bowl. I think we are going to explore glazing possibilities with the minerals at some point.