Thursday, November 26, 2015


 I have spent the early evening with this cup
to check it out, of course...
after a day of sanding and cleaning cups...
there, unfortunately, is no way to communicate the "feel' of these cups in your hand, through the limits of this format... the landing places for your fingers, the slight damp of ice's condensation and it's enriching effect on the colors... the shifting of those colors through firelight... and the simple, sensual seduction of rotating it and allowing your hands to find new purchase... constantly changing, never the same...
to some these seem crude and lacking in the traditional American view of "craftsmanship"...
I can only say that this particular cup is the most comfortable and inviting cup I have ever held in my hands...
having gotten there, after 40 years,  is many times worthy of thanks on this day for giving thanks...

Whiskey Cup
4.5in.H x 4in.W

Shot Cups

when Wyatt surveyed the pots for the kiln he said
Dad you really don't have any of the "big honker pots" in this load
I know I said...but people might buy these...
from the kiln of cups

for those who like to pour it down...
Shot Cups or Saki Sippers
2.5-3in.H x 2.5-3in.W

Fluted Vase

Fluted Vase/ 3 views
12in.H x 3.5in.

Squared Bud Vase

Squared Bud Vase
White Clay
11in.H x 2.5in.W

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

sorting and finding

as the sorting continues...
sounds like a soap opera, at times feels like one too...
yet as decisions are made, some stand out
4 views of a whiskey cup of excellent quality
price yet to be determined... SOLD... 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

the beginning of the afterglow...

opening a kiln is always an emotional time
waves of contradictory thoughts following one after another
uncertainty and certainty side by side, sometimes mocking each other sometimes not
it takes time to actually see what you have
accept it and then begin the process of decision making
these two I may hold onto for myself...