Sunday, August 23, 2015
Friday, December 12, 2014
Here are a few pictures of pottery from the wood-firing I participated in at Baltimore Clayworks in November 2014. Our group was organized as a special topics class at Lorton Workhouse under Brian Grow. I was pleased with the firing results -- my first time wood-firing -- and with everything I learned about wood-firing.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Hsi-Mei Yates and I were asked to create a number of small plates and one large plate that were part of the awards given at the National Capital Orchid Society show. The show was in Greenbelt, MD, during October 11-12-13. I drove over today to see the show and the plates and was blown away by the varieties of orchids on display. And, it was really nice to be able to see the awards along side the winning plants -- sort of completing the circle for this commission. Each plate was a separate work of art by Hsi-Mei; no duplicates. Pretty amazing artwork. We worked in low-fire clay so we could minimize any loss of color during the glaze firing. We hope to work with the Society again for next year's show.
Monday, September 1, 2014
This is the display of pottery I showed at the Potomac Branch of the Montgomery County Library, Potomac, Maryland. The display was available for library patrons to look at during the month of August. Not all the pieces I took and displayed came home . . . a nice thing. Hoping the vases and wares are enjoying their new homes.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Participated in a salt firing with Marianne Cordyack and others at her studio in Shannondale, West VA, this weekend. Glazed and loaded on Saturday; fired on Sunday -- about 13 hours and change. We will be opening the kiln this coming Saturday afternoon. Hopefully, lots of goodies.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Just finished up a weekend throwing workshop with Tony Clennell. I can only imagine how much one could learn during a 7-week semester course with Tony up at Sheridan College in Canada. We worked on sectional throwing to make big pots -- jugs, casseroles, salad bowls. Came home with two pieces: a vase and a partially completed casserole. Multiple tries at the lid were unsuccessful and finally ran out of time and clay. Learned a lot, will have to see how I bring it into my work.