Saturday, April 26, 2008


Texture adds interest to a pot. A variety of different things can be used to add texture, it's really only limited by your imagination. In this photo I've used a dried cob of field corn to texture a slab before using it to make a serving plate. A few of the other things used frequently in my work is a piece of carpet runner, the grinder from a pencil sharpener, rope around a closet rod and embossed wallpaper. Each adds its own uniqueness and it's fun to try different things to see the effect.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Large platters

Today I spent making a collection of 16" platters. Some turned out better than others but generally, I'm very pleased with all of them. My muscles sure hurt at the end of the day, but I think it was worth it. They'll be gorgeous when they're glazed.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


A close family member and friend has been waiting patiently for a set of dinner plates to go with the bowls and tumblers he's already gotten. I'm sure he will be pleased to know that after this plate (and several others in this kiln load) there is only one left to make it through the process. Here's a picture of the bowls too.