Sometimes it is embarrassing to see how long I go between posts. Since I have been so delayed in doing even weekly updates, I thought I would share a bunch of updates with photos. The biggest update I have to share is the following announcement our dogs made on Facebook recently:
Shortly after returning from my ventures in New England, I gave a presentation at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts' Summer Institute on Kentucky pottery. I enjoyed that thoroughly. It took me a little while to get back in the studio, and when I did I got right back to making lots of pots. This was in preparation for a firing this coming weekend with Joseph Sand.
|Slip trailing on large bowls|
Just before the Blowing Rock show, I cleaned the studio up, wiped down the wheel really well, and got out some new clay. For a long time now I have had in the back of my mind the want to fire earthenware in the wood kiln for several reasons. One, when I have seen wood-fired earthenware pots I have always felt them to be warm and inviting. Two, for a purely experimental reason, I want to see whether the salt that is now coating the interior of my kiln will flux and off gas onto the earthenware at all. Call it a bit of experimental archaeology, but I am incredibly curious to see what happens. The firing is coming up in a few weeks in mid-August. I'll be joining forces with Anne Partna from Blue Hen Pottery for this venture.
|Marbled and slip decorated dishes|
|Slip decorated bowls|