Thursday, May 3, 2012

New Pots

 Firing #12 gave us some lovely pots! We fired the first chamber with walnut. We have heard that walnut ash is difficult to melt, so we fired extra-hot in the first chamber, and the pots look great.


 Jug from the front of the first chamber


We were inspired to make tumblers after Christy broke one of her favorite pots--
a tumbler from Jeff Dean at Dean and Martin Pottery--and needed a replacement!

We were really happy with our new matte white glaze. The new blue glaze wasn't so fantastic, but we'll save that for another post...

 A large bowl with Matte White and Ivey Black from the second chamber.

The first go-round with the chatter tool on a large bowl.

 We were getting low on mugs in the gallery, but we are totally re-stocked again! 

Joe made a sweet new teapot shape for this firing.

The first firing of the third chamber for earthenware was full of 
educational pots, interesting potential for both clay and glazes, and a few gems.

Tea Boxes

Bird Sculpture Incense Holder 
made with a mix of local clay and local sandstone

Bird Sculpture Candle Holder

After the excitement of Clay in May is over, we'll give you a more thorough report of the firing and what we learned from our local material glaze and clay tests. 

Until then...we know all of you have marked your calendars for Clay in May
and we look forward to seeing you this weekend! 


 Free Juice Cups for the early birds each day!

**christy and joe


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Sue Pariseau Pottery said...

Love the chattered bowl. But they are all awesome looking. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Looking good, Joe and Christy!!

Julia said...

Lovely work, but I particularly like your incense holder made of local clay...very rustic!

LuLu said...

nice works :) and this white bowl it's really masterpiece :)