Friday, May 24, 2013

Many different looks all from the same hand

Here's the latest kiln load with many different looks made over the last month. Black Cassius clay overlaid on white stoneware, free-formed and textured Cassius "teardrop" vases. 1960's inspired tall vases, black and white flings, textured and leathered look. Which styles should I continue develop?

Sunday, March 31, 2013

March 2013 kiln load

  Here's some new ideas from my last kiln load. The plates sagged and I learned alot from it so I'm not sad that it happened. Better next time, right?
  Check out my successes and failures.

 What is it? A planetary plate and pot called-- a PLOT. Ok, never mind.

Then black clay tests made from Aardvark Cassius clay.

Scratch coffee cups. They're in our cupboard. Want some in yours?

 One of the best examples of Jasper glaze application I've done so far. Fantastic colors, thick and glossy brown to red. Yum!
Nice little 7" bowl, what could you do with it?
Small bowls and salt containers.
 This is the thin, slumpy plate that next time I make it, I'll use alot of support when doing the final firing. It did fine in the bisque firing, just lost it in the final glazing.  I used color templates, overlay and sprayed the glaze for interest.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Learning and Sharing

My newest creations are brewing! Some ideas include stacking, sealing spice pots that use O rings for a tight seal, pastel painting on a clay surface (for my wife Kim who is an award winning pastel artist!) and many more "modern" shapes.

Stay tuned for more!

Production may be slow, but my mind is racing!