Sunday, September 23, 2012

Another Look at the Last Pots

Sometimes it can be hard to look through all the other pots, just to find out that someone swept in and grabbed the one you wanted. So here, in all their glory, are the last pots available. Send me an email, comment on the blog post, or check in with me on FB.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The last of the last pots... part II

Tangerine canister, 6" tall, $60   SOLD

Cranberry Red canister, 5.25" tall, $60

 Butter Yellow canister, 5.75" tall, $60

 Dark Purple basket, 15" tall, 6.5" wide, $100

 Lime green teabowl, 4"wide, $60

Robin's egg spoonrest, FREE to whomever buys the most pots.   SOLD

One LAST sale, part 1.

If you aren't following me on FB ( , now is when you'll kick yourself. The prices for these pots are clearly marked on my FB page. Seeing as how today is already in a bit of a rush, I wont duplicate that effort here. Suffice to say, these ARE THE LAST OF THE LAST OF THE LAST pots. There are NO MORE. We originally were saving these to give as gifts this holiday season. Unfortunately, we are so busted and broke, that we need the cash to pay the lawyer and surgeons. They get the cash. You get the pots. We get help. Sounds like a plan.

I am trying NOT to ship because it costs so bloody much... but if you decide you have to have 3-4 pots, I will probably find a way to ship it to you.

Lastly, we are only accepting cash and checks. Our credit card machine went bye-bye.

So here they are. First round of images of the pots that are available, for purchase.









Thursday, September 13, 2012

Seeing Red

In 1992, I started working on developing a copper red glaze that would work consistently in the Alpine updraft gas kiln that we all used at UMASS/Amherst. It had been recently rehabbed by Vince Pitelka, and the kiln was pretty tight. Unfortunately, being an updraft contributed to extremely uneven firings. It was very common to find the pots nearest the bagwall to be under-reduced, or sometimes even oxidized. These two bowls were ones that made it through the firings successfully. The upper image was made from a nice white stoneware I made based on a recipe from Chappell's book. The lower bowl was made from Angela Fina's porcelain recipe.

When I moved to Alfred in 1994, I assumed that I would be doing more copper red glazes. Instead I found myself drawn into ash-glazes and "fake ash" glazes. Something about the rivulet textures and the movement of color was very compelling. As a result, my copper red formulas stayed in the background for quite a while. I came across these bowls today as I was cleaning. Brought back very amusing memories of my first successful firing of an entire load of reds.

Monday, September 3, 2012

More Pots from my Collection

 I am pretty sure this was made by Kelly Sinner at USU.

 I think this one was made by Laura Patterson. Not 100% sure though.

These were made by Mark Lambert, at USU.