Monday, November 22, 2010


I have been having fun with wax resist and black slip and sgraffito. These are some details from pots for the upcoming Island Artisans Holiday Marketplace this Friday and Sat, 10-5 in Friday Harbor.
It is located at the Elementary School. Lots of great handmade local goods. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Working on tealights. This porcelain is beautifully translucent. It is Grolleg 6 from Clay Arts Center in Tacoma. It is a challenge to carve them thin enough without breaking or punching through. Now they need to survive the kiln. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Trials and Trimmings

Those pots that don't work out are a good lesson in letting go and being critical. Sometimes it is so hard to give up on a piece when it takes so much work. But a high standard of craftsmanship is important. Quality over quantity. One good bowl is worth more than six marginal ones. Integrity for your work will pay off in the long run.