Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wood kiln firing April 2013! (after)

Pictures from after the firing

octopus vases/bottles

Wood kiln firing April 2013! (before)

Ash chamber before
Salt chamber before
 Here are some pics from before the firing in Baltimore Clayworks noborigama wood/salt kiln.
And a few pictures from during the firing.

preheat and building the coal bed in the firebox

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mushroom box in progress

A few long days spread out at the studio. Love this piece.

Drawn on design
Carved out negative space no lids
Mostly done, a bit more on the lids, closer fitting, need to carve bottom and dry slow and sand. 

A few new pendants

3 or so inches diameter, porcelain, terra sig slip. Planning to do inlay of some kind in the recessed holes.

Ribbon vase and Box

Both hand built and carved.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mushroom cluster box, root bottle

Couple pics of this mushroom type cluster box thing I made last night. Needs shaped up some more, and I will be drawing and carving similar patterns onto it as I did my other boxes. Then a picture of a root bottle in progress.

Jellyfish/Octopus group almost ready for bisque firing

Pic of the 4 jellyfish/octopus bottles in progress.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

New Jellyfish/Octopus Vases

New set of Jellyfish/Octopus graphic bottles, all hand built and carved. Not done yet though. Will cover with porcelain slip after carving is done. Sorry for the bad pictures, the designs will show better once I carve.

Pendants in Progress 2013

Couple views of some pendants I am working on during the first few months of 2013. Largest piece is about 2.5 inches across.

Finished Boxes and leaf sculpture

Pictures I took of the boxes and leaf sculpture I made, that came from the fall 2012 woodfire.