Posts made in October, 2010

A Box for Lucy

Posted by on Oct 26, 2010 in About Me, Glazes, Pottery, Uncategorized | 0 comments

My grandmother passed away on October 26, 2008.  She was a kind, easy-going, and fun person.  She never met a stranger and didn’t hesitate to tell you what she thought.  She lived with us for 14 years in NC; prior to moving here, she had spent her life on Sip Street in NJ.  Her absence is as large as her personality. Today we celebrated her memory and ate Chinese food – it was her favorite.  She always smuggled an eggroll out of the buffet in her purse and complained about the size of the ‘shrimps’. Last summer, I took a raku workshop and one of the assignments was to hand-build a sealed...

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Rainbow over Firetower Studio West

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in A Bit Off Center, Orders, Plates, Pottery, Studio, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Julie and I have been working diligently to finish a private commission.  We are so excited to have gotten the order – 12 piece place setting!  Tonight, we were finishing the dinner plates.  We started a bisque firing with the first few plates; and, we were hoping to trim the remainder.  However, it rained this afternoon so none of the plates we threw yesterday were dry enough to trim.  But, once the rain stopped, there was an amazing rainbow over Firetower Studio West.  So beautiful and full of promise.

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Glaze Contest

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010 in A Bit Off Center, Bowls, Glazes, Mugs, Pottery, Serving Bowl | 0 comments

Julie and I use several commercial glazes in our suite of glazes.  So, when Coyote Glazes announced their annual glaze competition, we entered.  Some of our entries are based on our signature glaze combinations that have been tweaked to use Coyote’s products exclusively.  We didn’t win but I thought I would share some of the entries.

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Contests

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in Glazes, Pottery | 0 comments

We took my nephews to the County Fair and we had a GREAT time.  In addition to the rides, bull riding show, and carnie food, there were the exhibits.  This year, part of the fun was finding out if either of them had won any of the contests that they had entered.  In fact, there were several winning entries including the sculptural pottery contest!  Coleman won first place for his penguin in a hat (Mr. Penguin); and, Daniel won Honorable Mention for his butterfly. It was a lot of fun watching them look for their entries among the many other pieces and seeing their response to winning...

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