Saturday, October 30, 2010

New photos of new pots and a couple old ones.

Most out of my most recent wood firing. :) this link will also be in my portfolio section.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Art on The Farm 2010, November: Sat. 6th & Sun. 7th

Art on the Farm 2010

Chiques Creek Farm

2995 Shenck Road Manheim PA 17545

Saturday November 6 : 12-8p
Sunday November 7: 12-5p
Free Admission

Most likely will be in the basement in Lancaster Clay Studio area.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

jellyfish bottle carvings

Not quite done carving yet, got some detail cleaning up and adding more porcelain. Here's my progress so far, there are only 4 bottles but I have carving on both sides. Hope you aren't confused looking at the two images of either side. Now I'm not really sure what the contrast is going to be when they are fired but I'm hoping that the b-mix shown will be darker than the porcelain on top.

Monday, September 13, 2010

bottle bottle bottle..... vase?

Been working on some bottles I started making with b-mix. Some from last week, and some from this. The plan is to coat these in a layer of porcelain and carve in some images I've been drawing. These aren't thrown, I've been hand building recently. . . enjoy.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

works in progress this week

Using B-mix. These are the blanks I made a post ago with some carving done.

Monday, August 16, 2010

B-mix and a lot of carving

    Started with a new clay, it's called B-mix. It is a lot less gritty than the clay I was using before, it has a lot more options in terms of glazes and carving should be somewhat more precise. These were some forms I had sitting around in my sketchbook, they will look completely different after I am done carving them. I like it so far, I plan on making some bottles out of it later this week. Spent the weekend working on surface designs in my sketchbook, they lean heavily in the Art Nouveau. Alphons Mucha was definitely a large influence.

even more bottles

     I made these forms before I went to michigan but did the carving when I came back. It's a little different than what I've been making previous, but it doesn't hurt to try something new. I spent a lot of time in the hospital room wishing I was making pottery, about all I could do was draw. So now my sketch book is filled with many designs and ideas for future projects. I'm still procrastinating doing glazing but I glazed and fired a bunch of test pieces in the electric kiln a while ago but I still have a ways to go in finding the right combination for my bigger pieces. The pictures of these aren't so great, I'll try to take better ones when they are bisqued.

more bottles

Here are some more bottles I was working on before I left for Michigan for most of July.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Here are some bottles I've been working on while testing glazes. I like the simpler version better than the
more intricate. I made blank bottles on the wheel, manipulated them, then carved. Before they were fired I painted a black clay slip onto the recessed areas. So whatever glaze I put over the entire piece, it will react just a little differently.

Doctor Who fanart

Here is my second painting of The Pandorica Opens (fanart), done in oil, I'm pretty satisfied with it. I might do a little here and there, it is still drying. NFS(Oil painting 18 x 24 inches )

Here is the first painting, done in oil. I got it framed, and took a better picture. NFS (Oil painting 18 x 24 inches )

 (old post) -So I haven't painted in a while. Watched the most recent Doctor Who episode on saturday night, The Pandorica Opens. The pretty much started working on this as soon as it was over. It's my interpretation of the painting by Vincent Van Gogh (really by someone who works for the tv program). So 12 hours later. . .

Friday, June 4, 2010

Show tonight

Lancaster Clay Studio is having a show opening for pouring vessels and serving platters Friday June 4th (today) at 5:30pm to 7ish or so. I'll be showing some pitchers and dishes, and you'll be able to see some of my works in progress and the rest of the studio. Wine and cheese and some other food will be availiable. 329 Main Street, Landisville, PA.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


So here's what I've been working on the past few days. The first image is of two forms I started with, the piece on the left is 70% carved out, and the one on the right is at the point where I mark out the initial roots. The next images are of both pieces 90% completed. All I have left is to let dry, do some more detail cuts, then sand and sign.
I have several more applications drawn out in my sketch book, which I'll be working on once I complete these.
I really like where I'm going with these, the design is pretty time consuming but I think it's worth the effort.

Monday, March 29, 2010


I had this idea in my sketchbook for a while, roots, growing into some sort of wood, then growing into wood planks. I really like how it turned out. I'll be using it as further inspiration to make other pieces. I took a pic of the pot upside down because I think it even looks good upside down.

Pitcher 2

Here is the second pitcher. The handle looks and feels a lot better than the first pitcher's. You can't really tell in these pictures but the sides are squashed inwards more so it takes on more of a shoebox shape. It has a classical shape to it I think. The cut out areas I made to go with the spout's curve.
I didn't try to do too much with the base, I wanted the whole form to be more simple looking compared to the last pitcher.

Pitcher 1

Here's the first pitcher I made. I haven't really done much with handles, but I think this turned out alright. The form has two different sides, one more wing-like, and the other some sort of grotesque muscle texture. The base is in the same style as some of my other carved out root pieces.