Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Creations

BBQ Plate and Casserole. The idea is to bring the pair to the BBQ
with meat in the bowl then place the cooked items on the plate.
Yes I have been working and here's some new items that will find there way under a Christmas tree somewhere.
The casserole may be inverted to keep food warm.
Triangular serving dishes for some
special Christmas goodies!

Wine goblets.

Shots anyone?
A presentation of alot of my work to be included in a  business card somehow.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I know you want to see more.

Good morning. I know you all want to see more items posted and I will do that soon but in the meantime, to keep you interested and coming back I thought I'd let you know what's going on in potteryland.

It's getting to the point now where I am successful in creating pottery since they are stacking up around the house and studio. To slow down production, I am thinking of refining my work, both in shapes and glazing. I went to Aardvark and picked up more clay and a variety of glazes so I could further explore different clay bodies and how the glazes perform on them. The idea is to see warmer tones on the body itself with the glazes as accents. We visited the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach and saw many examples of fantastic everydayware that have inspired me to look into casseroles and serving dishes for my next production.

As always, my studio is open to others for fun and creativity. Diane and Leslie Ekker came in to make little trinkets to pass out at the upcoming Burning Man Festival. It was a fun, quick project where they produced 150 little tablets with a Burning Man symbol on them. I'm sure they will be a hit at the Festival. Come bring your creativity and join me in the studio!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Ekker Style

Here's a few pieces that I made which you will find in the Ekker abode. The Clay slab pieces are literally "thrown" slabs against the floor, stretching the clay and causing it to rip and fissure into unique patterns which I then form into, uh-- something nice.

The colored vase is another variety of one of my more utilitarian designs, just larger than most-- for the Ekkers, of course!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Beautiful serving platter with textured edge
Small striped cups
Thrown slab with natural stretch and attached vases

Mixing bowls


Stripe and Double Dip

Welcome fellow admirers and ceramists.

I've been looking for a place to post my ceramics for all to see. I will learn as I go and if I change sites, I'll let you all know. So excuse my noobyness while I poke and grow here.
Most of all please enjoy my pottery as much as I enjoy creating it. And if you want some or have an idea, please send me a note and we'll create together!
This pot started a series of horizontal stripe underglazes with a clear gloss overglaze. Simple and easy to do plus it accentuates any form. Look for more like this.