Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Parkland Artisan Tour

June 11 & 12 I will be at Honeywood Heritage Nursery for the tour. Hoping for good weather and lots of people stopping by.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Barrel firing May 2011

Spring brings green grass, leaves, weeds and in my case..... smokey pots!  I fired my first barrel of the season this weekend.  After the initial firing, I was not happy with the outcome. Too much oxidation turned the pots mostly white again in spite of some impressive smoke.  So while the barrel was still quite hot, I loaded on the barn straw and dry leaves and more sawdust and got a better result.

The video of the firing and results can be seen on http://www.youtube.com/user/wphlea

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Saturday, April 9, 2011


The snow is finally melting and I can see my barrel waiting for pots! It is time to get busy throwing and firing. I only managed to make a couple pots this winter, life has been too busy. But now the creative juices are starting to flow and somewhere between work and life I need to get at it. I have been watching pottery videos for inspiration and it seems to be working. I am itching to get my hands into the mud! Watch for updates.