Saturday, September 14, 2013

Trying some new items in the studio this fall. Incense bottles, among others.

Friday, June 14, 2013

New stoneware and porcelain salt shakers..

New items in the studio this summer. stopper less salt shakers. some from porcelain and others from a dark stoneware..

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Did my annual or bi-annual pit/brush fire yesterday. A cool day. I had a nice North east wind that kept the fire going and  me warm at the other end. Burned most of the brush Lu and I cut last week from winter damage and 4 burnished stoneware pots. Not a very large fire but it's still hot. Pots were crusted with ash salt and metals from the firing. Careful scraping, cleaning and a final wax shows more subtle, earthy pots this year. Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Here they are, about time, the first spring flowers in the garden..

Cranberry nut rye bread from the kitchen bread pot.. Yum!
Photo: New Cranberry rye bread for Easter dinner.. Yum!. This one barely fit in the pot. Got to get some larger pieces fired..

Friday, March 22, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Some funky pendants created from glass, beach stones, found objects and junk..
shell, stone wood beads
Brass ring copper and beach stone.
Brass ring copper wire, beach brick.
Ancient piece of teak driftwood with bronze nail intact
Ancient piece of Mesquit wood
More Mesquit wood

Sunday, March 17, 2013

New brushes. A collaboration with Artist and carver Ted Parker.
Handles carved in deer antler by Ted. Brushes composed and built by me. The tips are white and black American Elk (Moose) set in antique birch ferules.

Did a Raku firing the other day 3 horse hair pieces sprayed with ferric chloride while still hot.
 This piece was Raku fired with horse hair and turkey feathers. It was sprayed with Ferric chloride while still very hot. This piece was fired several times. the first two as black and white smoke pieces. the last as a horse hair piece. This time it sustained several almost invisible fractures that were reenforced with brass rivets.
New Bread pots all bisqued and ready to fire. Coming soon. Reserve yours now.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

A nice dark German Rye bread baked in my bread pot.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lu and I had a spicy steak dinner With daughter Rhonda and friend Scott at the Little Red Smokehouse, Carver MA

  Refitted raku kiln with new trailer and repaired sections. I have been using the same converted electric kiln for Raku for 20 years..

I am in the process of completing some burnished pieces for an upcoming sagger and pit firing.. This is a favorite stage in the process. Complete, burnished and drying leather hard.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Going to try and do a Raku/Sagger firing today. Pics later...
Porcelain garden lanterns awaiting glazing now for several years..

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Good Morning all. Working on stoneware and porcelain tumblers today. Preparing to fire the kiln next week with bread pots, casseroles and tumblers.. More pictures then..