Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday Inspiration: Rena Hamilton

This work shares some qualities with my own: the decorated surfaces, the soda vapor softening the patterns. You can see lots more of Rena's work here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Our Friend Failure

I have a couple of student who need to see this! I told you guys:  If you're not failing, you're not trying! Keep counting down: 999, 998, 997...

From "Be Friends with Failure," by Stephen McCranie:

Monday, September 8, 2014

Finally Finished!

You've probably heard me say that pottery is artwork that is only really finished when it's in use. I love when people send me pictures of the ware, finally finished! My friend Ellen recently sent me this one:

The colors look great together, and I am especially proud that the plate shrunk to exactly the diameter of a standard cake, U.S.

Thanks Ellen!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thursday Inspiration: Kenyon Hansen

Here's the link to Kenyon's website; I know there are images there because people are pinning to Pinterest boards from there, but no images show up when I click. Maybe you'll have beter luck. In any case, I think the the work is amazing and wanted to share!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Butterdish in the Pottery Shop

I listed a new butter dish in the online Pottery Shop today. It was the only item from my last firing, aside from a couple of mugs, which did not immediately have a destination right out of the kiln. This is really cool, of course, but also a little weird for me.

It's got to be good, though, that it makes me doubly motivated to get in the studio and make stuff. No matter how much I love making, full shelves always discourage me.

Next firing is, hopefully, September 24th. I know I always end up pushing it back, but I need to have a date to shoot for.