Pottery is a wonderful craft that some are able to take to the art form. It is in that spirit that I welcome you to this blogspace. If nothing else, go to the blogs that I follow to see some of the artists in the field. It is amazing what some people can do with clay, fire, water and some colorants. Many creations are functional, many are just deliciously beautiful and some are both.

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So glad to have you along in this blog.!

Monday, April 23, 2012

This bowl was made from reclaim and as it turned out, a wall hanging hook found its way into the clay. It fired nicely and the hook added to the decoration!
Little slipware bowl.
Have been doing a lot of pieces with slip decoration lately. My favorite bowl is a Winchcombe pottery bowl with white slip under a blue glaze with scraffito to take off some of the blue and show the white. Still working on that...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Nothing like Spring!
This is the flowering crabapple tree off our deck. One week of incredible color and fragrance! Emptied the kiln this morning. Will hopefully have some pots to display very soon.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Have been taking a decoration course with Diana Fayt on the internet. I have not had time to do all the exercises she has been putting out there for us, but I did take a cork from a wine bottle and altered it to make a stamp and then used underglazes. I also made one stamp that I like very much. The sky is the limit, but ...So much clay, so little time....

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New vase

Pugged out a bit of clay last night and threw a vase (a-la Leach tradition form and decoration.) It will be a great day when the throwing, decoration and glazing all come together for me. Thanks to anyone reading, and I hope all is well!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Break from pottery on the Chesapeake

It's great to do pottery, but sailing on the Chesapeake in Scott's, my friend and colleague, boat is pretty cool as well. Anyone who has ever been out in 10-12 knot winds with practically no one else out on the Bay can attest to the exhiliration of having the sail fully trimmed and the boat practically sailing itself through the water.
Back to work today...