Thursday, June 21, 2018

Workshops...

















Workshops Coming soon...
see June 1st Post below for details...
hope to see you and please spread the word...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Wet in the Studio


















Wet in the Studio...
had enough of cups for now
Time for a new Fulgurite Pot
no symmetry here folks...
click on image to enlarge...

Workshops

Summer Workshops...
July 20-22
Aug.17-19
Sept.14-16
Week Intensive Oct12-18
see June 1 Post below for details...

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Workshops...

sign up soon for summer workshops...
details here at June 1st post..
please spread the word... I'd really appreciate it...

Monday, June 11, 2018

Summer/Fall Workshops...

Summer/Fall Workshop dates set...
July 20-22
Aug17-19
Sept14-16
Oct.12-18
see June1 post here for details...

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Old Church Pottery Show


paper work and images have just been sent in for the old church pottery show
time moves so much more quickly as it moves along
and I of course move so much more slowly...

already I'm wondering what work I should bring
and what will come along in these next 6 months...
should it be something new again... that didn't work so well financially...
a combination of all of it?????
or wood pots exclusively... that hadn't worked so well in the past either, financially...
times are a' changing...

one might think, by now, I could just say screw it to the financial considerations,
what a dream that would be and once was... yet now it can remain only a dream...
there are those who suggest that considering sales should never enter into the discussion period,
I was once one of them...
somewhere in these 40 years that consideration crept in and refused to leave
no matter how often I tried to kick it out of the room and say goodbye...
as I said...I move much more slowly these days...
we'll see...

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Summer Workshops are Coming!!!

Workshop Schedule and info here below on the June 1, 2018 Post...

form a group, gather some friends and come together,
or just sign up and come learn from all I've discovered
these past 40 years surviving by the making of pots and all that entails...

Monday, June 4, 2018

Still Life in the Wood Stove Pan

Still Life in the Wood Stove Pan...
47 degrees this morning with rain
the studio is cold,
there's wood smoke in the air...

Friday, June 1, 2018

Summer/Fall Workshop Schedule


I'm happy to announce the summer/fall workshop series here at my home and studio...
these will be hand building events, with the idea that you will work throughout the weekend with my assistance to improve your skills, lose some fears and learn how to heavily texture slabs and then make some great pots with the results... I'll demonstrate hump, tube, clay mold and wooden shape techniques to offer you a variety of ways to quickly improve your abilities and help you achieve some scale you might not have felt comfortable reaching for... my idea is to create an immersion experience where through working, talking, eating and cooking together for 3 days we learn a lot and share in the joy of making pots in a nice atmosphere...

Weekend Workshop Dates: July 20-22....Aug.17-19....Sept 14-16
Cost: $300 + $75 for food...all clay included

Week Intensive / Immersion Date: Oct. 12-18
Cost: $700 +$175 for food...all clay included

I have 4-5 available beds here in my home for attendees, tent space on 36 acres for the young at heart
and B&B's in Rangeley Maine, 20 minutes up the road for more private lodging...

we'll eat well, celebrate and have a great time...please consider it...
spend some time in the summer or fall in the western mountains of Maine...

Contact/ Sign Up...
bogpond@tds.net....207-639-5327... 63 Bog Pond Road, Phillips, Maine  04966


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Oval Thermal Vent Pot

 Oval Thermal Vent Pot
21in.H x 8in.W x 7in.D
Wood Fired Stoneware
$4,500


Monday, May 21, 2018

Flame Path Tray

Flame Path Tray
28in.W x 13in.H x 2in.D
Wood Fired Stoneware
$950

I'd like to clarify a few things here if I may...
the colors on these trays come exclusively from wood ash...period...
wood ash, wadding, fire and red stoneware clay...
there are no stains, colorants or other chemicals of any kind used here,
not that there would be anything wrong with that if there were...
just and only wood ash...that's it!!!
I have been lectured to by a number of so called wood firing "experts" that
there is "no way" this is from ash...
I have not been included in shows centered on ash in wood firing
because my pots "were not exclusively ashed"...
even had someone once insist these were not wood fired
 because they don't look like wood fired pots... really!!!
so... once and for all these colors come from ash...
yes they do... it's that simple... 

Ochre Lava Pot






















Ochre  Lava Pot
13in.H x 8in.W
Red Earthenware
$950

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Basket Bowl




















Basket Bowl
12.5in.H x 15.5in.W x 11.5in.D
Wood Fired Light Stoneware,
back of kiln, early days...
$950