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I think I copied this from an ancient tripod piece I saw once. Laura’s Turquoise glaze to cone 10, cutting to gray/black.



Ash glaze bowl, top and bottom.


With a bit of that blingy Pinnell’s red.



These pieces in greenware are ready for the bisque kiln.  They are a pouring bowl, a small lidded pitcher, a lidded jar, two ewers and a human hand.


At this stage, all hope for the future of firing, glazing and firing again still prevails.

Photos by me at Districtclay in Washington, November 2014.

A year has passed since we were in the wonderful artsy, historic, spiritual center of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, on the verge of the explosion of living and dead humanity that is Dia de los Muertos.  These sorry little pots are the result of 1) a worthless kickwheel, 2) bad untested glazes applied by brush 3) poor firing in an unknown kiln.

But I love them.

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POT LDS kickwheel 1This unplugged process produced four tiny cups and 15 buckets of sweat. Electricity is a wonderful thing.


These are the right size for the proper amount of milk (one cup/225 ml) and sugar or honey to put out at one time.  I like the way the red and blue glazes melt together.

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A nine-inch blue bowl with “watershed” impression on edge.


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Cup, jar and bowl, before and after glazing and firing.

The cup and bowl are nice, with a personal stamp and three chopstick pokes, glazed in yellow, what I would have called “moonpax” in another studio.  The jar and its lid are not on speaking terms.

Photos by me at District Clay and at home, June 2014.

for a few stewed cherries

Green matte glaze bowl with lid for chopsticks