Spring Blossom #2

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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 […]

The Whole Batch of Bisque

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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 […]

Kilning

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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.

In the Kiln

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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 […]

Wheel Thrown Bead

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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 […]

Nifty Blue Pot

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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.

Fresh Out of the Kiln: Spring Blossom Bowls

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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 […]

TP&SG Mini Pottery Show

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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 […]

Hollow wheel-thrown Bead

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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 […]

I Won The Doorprize!

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GROOVEMAKER!Reason #492 why we should always show up to our monthly TP&SG meetings! With this handy dandy faceting tool, I will be able to make round and angled channels easily AND produce patterns and textures that are even and consistent. Or maybe random patterns. I don’t know. It all seems fun to me. However, the […]

Beads of Clay Beadswap 2006

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This is a short video of the beads that were swapped in 2006 by the Beads of Clay Yahoo group that I am a part of. Click here to visit the Beads of Clay website. Here’s the URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdomf2A0vy4 …or the code for your website:

Joy of Joys

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Every year with the profits, I buy my business a new toy. Last year I bought it a clay extruder. The year before that, a small test/jewelry kiln. This year it was a slab roller and it got here today! The slab roller arrived today! This is what it looks like. I haven’t had a […]