Friday, January 30, 2015

Updated Website


My website got a total makeover.  It's light and cheerful.  John did a fantastic job.  He's such a sweetheart.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bowls for St. Jude's and Studio Tips

My next kiln opening will include several bowls from my "Praise Him" series.   100% of the sell proceeds are donated to help the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  


"Believe" Inspirational Bowl


"Praise Him" 

* A couple little studio tips *


Last year I started taking photos of my fresh pots with detail notes.  I keep the photos in my studio binder.   Very helpful for consistency in size and form.   

A great way to de-warp bats.   A weekend squished between a concrete floor and a Shimpo banding wheel.  Works best if you lightly sponge the surface first.

Hope you all have a great clay day!

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Friday, January 2, 2015

What is an Acceptable Witness Cone Bend?

In the Book "The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes" John Britt writes about reading cones,  "The perfect arch of self-supporting cones is when it is bent to the top of the flared triangular base". He goes further into the subject with illustrations, photos and lots of great information.  If you don't already have John's new book, you need to stop what you're doing and order it right now. 


I found this video from Orton. It was very enlightening.




Lining up a good view through the peep hole

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