Sunday, August 18, 2019

Oval Lava Jar

Oval Lava Jar
Double Walled w/ Ring Lined Interior and Japanese River Stones in bottom
Red Earthenware

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Lunch Style

4 Smaller "Lunch Style" Plates
for an order of 2
10.5in.W x 2in.H
Red Earthenware

No, I haven't forgotten them...

don't worry... as if anyone would,
but I haven't forgotten these pieces
I'm still excited about them and will be continuing with more...
the summer is just very full here:
maintaining and repairing the property and grounds
attending to the gallery customers
cutting firewood and arguing with chain saws
fixing the mower often
rebuilding the kiln or trying to
working on and repairing my truck to get it on the road again
and most importantly, taking care of and enjoying time with my son
to name but a few...
it's a full life and sometimes the studio
gets the short end of the stick
but I'm nearly done with the Survival Island pots
and then.....
let the fun begin!!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019


"more grows in the garden, than
the gardener knows he has planted"...
Spanish Proverb

Platter w/ hanger
17in.H x 17in.W x 2in.D
Red Earthenware

Friday, August 9, 2019

Small Triangle Jar

Small Triangle Jar/Tea Caddy
w/ Good Crust
6.5in.H x 4in.W
Wood Fired Stoneware

Studio Table

still pushing through the plates, cups and bowls for survival island
loading more today after a 2 day firing break
the timers and clocks were getting to me...
I saved a few cups and hip tumblers
to give them the best of what I've learned so far...
it will be interesting to see if they prove to be any easier...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Surprise 2

and so now the question spreads to others...
as the dilemma from below's post
begins to move around the room...


during the prep and set up for another firing
of plates and bowls I sat down a bit and just stared at this bowl's surface
I couldn't convince myself that it wasn't beautiful
in an old way, a simple, unadorned rustic type of way...
the decoration has stopped for a day to consider the idea
sometimes the moments between the work
offer many surprises...
am I really liking it or am I not wanting to fire everything
so many more times????
maybe I'll be soaking the shells and wadding back off...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Goin' to California...

Oval Bottle
9.5H x 7.5W x 5.5D
Red Earthenware
Multiple Firings

Oval Pot

Oval Pot w/ Multiple Recessed Lid Layers
18in.H x 9in.W x 6in.D
Wood Fired Stoneware

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Plate #1

Plate #1
9in.H x 9in.W x 2in.D
Red Earthenware

sometimes I leave them undecorated
maybe for a little wabiski-sabiski,
this one thinly glazed for the brushstrokes to show...

Plate #2

Plate # 2
9in.H x 9in.W x 2inD
Red Earthenware

sometimes I leave them undecorated just to let the food shine
maybe throw in a little wabiski-sabiski...
this one thick and creamy white

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019