This is how the vase that I threw on the YOU TUBE Video came out. I’m putting up the video again for all those who have emailed asking to see how the finished vase turned out. ALSO UPDATED: Here are the extruded teapots, glazed. I used a clear glaze with a Yucca Stamp near the […]
Here’s the first batch of the “new and improved” version of The Spring Blossom Line. I like it just as much as the first version. I ended up substituting the “lime green” dots for “turquoise” and I fell in love with a new clay (new for me) from Texas Pottery — it’s a speckled ironstone […]
Here’s the two kiln loads. About half of them I sanded yesterday. I glazed a kiln load full last night and will put them into the kiln today for their second cook. I’m liking the Spring Blossom Design (that’s what I’ve decided to call it) that I’ve come up with this year. So most of […]
I loaded up the kiln this morning and only about 1/2 of what I was planning to kiln actually fit. So I have another load ready to go in tomorrow afternoon. Then its sanding and glazing time.
A ton of greenware is going into the kiln tomorrow. Well, okay, maybe not a ton, but more than I usually stack in there. Since my studio is in my house, the greenware and bisqueware tends to end up occupying every spare space in the house. It’s now on the top of every shelf, every […]
It’s Spring! Spring was the inspiration for these. I have three sizes on sale over at my etsy store, all reasonably priced. Go here to check them out: http://nkpdesigns.etsy.com/
I was playing at the pottery wheel with a bit of clay and this is what happened: a hollow wheel-thrown bead! The white dots are slightly raised for a smooth textural effect. This could easily be designed to combine with precious gemstones such as pearls, shells, jade, and/or jasper. This one of a kind bead […]
This is a nice big pot I handbuilt using that nifty slab roller. I love the combination of these glazes. It is a turquoise underglaze with a medium blue overglaze. The coppery look comes from the clay body which was used, in this case Ironstone from Texas Pottery.
This is a cone 6 specialty clay “ironstone” from Texas Pottery. When bisqued it is a lovely pinkish hue, and at cone 6 becomes a yummy tan/gold. Yesterday, while this was firing, I threw 35 lbs of clay, which (for me) turned out to be 20 vessels of every kind: bowls, pots, and platters. The […]
The Texas Potter and Sculpture Guild is holding a mini show for members at the Saginaw Library. The Library usually features paintings as display, but has arranged for TP&SG members to place up to 20 pots in the Library. They are all for sale. I have two pots and a necklace on display. If you […]