Monday, January 9, 2012

First kiln load of 2012

Today I am throwing a couple of small plates and I also loaded up my first bisque kiln of the new year.  This kiln contains some small stoneware bowls, porcelain mugs, yarn bowls, and stacked vessels.  I am looking forward to trying some different glazing techniques on these pieces.  Hopefully they all make it through the firing!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A day of handles

Today I cleaned up the bottom of my mugs that I made yesterday.  I pulled some handles then attached them to the mugs and finished pulling them off each piece.  I believe that handles pulled directly off of the mug are much better looking then handles pulled before.  After attaching the bottom part of the handle, I added coils around the attachment for security and presentation.  Overall it was a good day.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First batch of mugs for 2012


Today I focused on throwing mugs.  I got a late start because I met up with a friend of mine Jeremy.  After hearing some very valuable life lessons, I decided to take a different approach mentally to throwing each pot.  I slowed down my pace and found better rhythm within each piece.  I ended up making 14 cups.  Tomorrow I will wipe the bottoms and attach handles to them.  I pulled one handle today off of the piece and emphasized the attachment to the bottom by adding an additional coil to help for presentation as well.  Above and below are pictures of the mugs I threw today and an example of the type of handle I will be using tomorrow.    

First Post of the New Year

My plans for 2012 are to give week to week updates on what I am doing and what I am planning for the future.  This will not only challenge myself to providing constant new information but keeping it interesting as well.  Look for up to date photos, videos, and blog posts, inviting you into my studio and essentially my world as a maker.  I am very excited to advertise and get my work into more stores and resturants around the area and the web.  Check back for updates and have a great day!