Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010!

Happy New Year 2010!

Jean and Lee

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Platter, Nuka and Seiji Nuka.

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2010 Juried Urn Art Competition

in reference to:

"VETERANS OF WAR & PEACE2010 Juried Urn Art Competition"
- Call for Veteran-Centered Cremation Urns, (view on Google Sidewiki)

Nice Photos!

Photos of Mashiko.

in reference to: Pixeltopia's Photostream (view on Google Sidewiki)

The Year Of The Urn

Last year, I focused on matcha jawan. This year, the focus will be on urns. Here is an interesting local site and gallery dedicated to urns.

Helpful information about "".

in reference to: (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kokubin and Thrown and Altered Squared Bottle

This is a neriage mold made bottle. Made by the retired foreman Fukuyan, who I sat next to during my 3 year apprenticeship. It is an example of using the right tool for the right pot. The slabs, pushed into the mold, help keep the squares of clay together, to form a good bond. The bottle below was thrown as a cylinder and then was paddled and ribbed. Coils were added to the corners to help make them sharp. It was fired in Craig Edward's anagama.
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Sunday, September 13, 2009


On the way to the studio. I need to put in more windows before winter gets here.

I cleaned up the ears after shooting them. I find when you take a photograph, you look at the pots more carefully.

The cut foot in the cylindrical jar is so you can see that the foot is high and the container space ends above the whole.
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One More Jar.

The ears on all the jars are so the lid can be tied down with cord.
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Covered Jar

Making some jars for the top of the small soda kiln.
This lid sat too low. I built up the lid lip to ride higher. See in later photo.
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

I think maybe Bob was talking about this blog last night: ClayCraft

It is the blog that compliments my Claycraft email list.


Monday, May 11, 2009

55 Chawan

I am 55 this year. I put together 55 Chawan for my 55 year as my contribution to the Northern Clay Center McKnight Show.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Helper

Kintaro stayed up until 4:30am Last night helping me get a bisque going.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tamba Runny Ash

This is dipped on the top where there is texture. The bottom had the
same ash glaze brushed on.