Tuesday, November 27, 2018

#TheRoadToDemarest...Searching...




with high hopes and abundant trepidation
I opened the kiln this morning to find this...
very unexpected and yet.....
sometimes one doesn't know immediately what one has or does not have...
I was looking for an aged ivory like tonality
on a smooth but complicated surface...
I'll have to think on this...
but I like not knowing, it is when the result surprises and confuses you
that you know you are moving forward into discovery
and perhaps being momentarily a bit out of your depth
leads to great magic...
perhaps here!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Trying...

with fingers crossed and incense burning
this piece was loaded yesterday into the kiln and is firing now
for it's first coat of glaze...
after 2 years of trying, I finally thought I had a good system for firing these pieces
but as ceramics seems inevitably to do
it's giving me fits recently...giant pinholing and peeling , suddenly, out of nowhere...
I'm hopeful, but one never knows with clay work...
people forget when expecting clay work to be cheap
that you also pay a bit for all the failure and experimentation...
don't you, shouldn't you...
imagine if we potters charged like drug companies...
Jesus... we'd all be millionaires...
#TheRoadToDemarest
wish me luck...

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018

She's Gone...





















the chimney was blown over in the wind storm last night...
more maybe later...

Saturday, November 3, 2018

#TheRoadToDemarest

#TheRoadToDemarest
glazing cups and vases
we'll see how these are received

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Coming Home...

another back from vacationing on the coast
sometimes they return spoiled and pompous
from spending time in such beautiful rooms...
but they're back here now, reminding me of wood,
fire traveling and the mystery inherent in that
calling and suggesting maybe it's time
the kiln has been waiting patiently...

Tube Bud Vase
12.25in.H x 4in.W
Wood Fired Stoneware
$300

#TheRoadToDemarest

Stick Faceted Flower Vase
12.5in.H x 4in.W
Red Earthenware
$225

#TheRoadToDemarest


Monday, October 29, 2018

Jar w/ Horizontal Ridges

A favorite jar of mine from the wood kiln
has returned from a summer on the coast...
back of kiln, bright orange fire color in the clay... nice ash dusting...feldspar chips...

Jar w/ Horizontal Ridges and Notched Lid
11in.H x 7in.W
Wood Fired Stoneware
$600

Monday, October 22, 2018

Tale of 2 Feet...

a tale of two feet...
the left broken mid summer
now healed, the right is a ballon of a foot with no ankles
and quite painful... thanks for arnica and ibuprofen....
it's one thing to knock up your foot
it's entirely another to have no idea how...
don't worry sports fans, no booze involved!
yes...I'm becoming paranoid
imagining some vodoo priest or priestess
holding a doll of me with feet filled with needles...
chanting wildly: Down! sit Down! Slow Down!
another rather large frost heave on the road to Demarest...

Thursday, October 18, 2018

in Progress...


























in progress...
onward to Demarest
with a new peculiar development...

Monday, October 15, 2018

Frost

Harder Frost this morning
scraping the windshield to get Wyatt to school
geese flying overhead squawking away
the change is coming...

Milkweed

Milkweed for the Monarchs

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Changes

not sure what's happening here
but these showed up about mid week
and have taken over...