Blog 14 – April 9

A couple more weeks and this semester will be history. We are testing more tiles, I made over 20, Anna wasn’t present and we have been partnered up, so I made hers as well. I get to test a blue at 1%, I think it will be interesting. Time to do more work on getting…

Blog – Lucky Number 13 – April 3

Man, time is flying and I’m trying to get things done. Spring break has come and gone and the semester is almost over. I gotta get to crack a lacking… It’s interesting to hear┬áthe BFA students talk about where they are going, what schools they are choosing and why. And then watch the jockeying go…

Blog – 12 – Week of March 27th

Whoo- hoo, time to party,,,,,Just because it’s spring break and there isn’t any school doesn’t mean the work stops. I’m going to Gatlinburg Tennesse from Friday to Wednesday to hang out. While there I check out some pottery places and went to Arrowmont to see what they got going on.

Blog – 11 – Week of March 20th

Almost half the class went to Portland Oregon to attend NCECA this week, so left us kids to fend for ourselves. It was a good test for me to see how I would do with no one around, and I did pretty good, threw more bowls, made more trees and mixed more glaze. And it…

Blog – 10 – Week of March 13th

We had a crit in class and I needed it. Some good ideas came out of it and some helpful tips and tricks for centering. I’ve been throwing and trying to center, but I’m struggling with centering still. I guess I need more time on the wheel. I mixed up some glaze and painted it…

Blog – 9 – Week of March 6th

Pretty busy week, Working on tiles – the first time we choose 2 off glazy (1.Hannahs Fake Ash (very runny), 2.Patsy’s Green) , mixed them and fired. The two I choose, I really liked, Hannah’s Fake Ash is really runny though. When we had to do the second ones, I really didn’t want to because…

Blog – 8 – Feb. 26th into March

This week was really good, I feel so good about my ceramics, I worked on my 30″ project, and I think the first step is pretty much completed on that. I was concerned about it there for a week or so. Worked on the Christmas trees, since I’ve made up my time on the 30″,…

Blog – 7- February 20

I had forgotten about diving but I started reliving some of the diving trips I had been on when I read an article about a discovery of a 1200 year old Arab cargo ship packed with porcelain that sank en route from China to the Persian Gulf in the 9th century. Discovered by commercial sea…

Blog – 6 – February 12th

I was so sick this past week I didn’t want to do anything but be home in bed. Luckily I don’t feel that I was contagious. I’m still sick over this weekend and I’m staying home to get better with my meds. Finally made it to the real doctor on Thursday after realizing the visit…

Blog – Week 5 – February 6th

I’m trying to keep these blog listings in order and I’m failing miserably. So there are on here you just have to look for the week number and date I guess. I’m scraping my whole sticks and balls project, I’ve tried about 10 time with different ways to create a sphere and carve out the…

Blog – Week 4 – January – 29th

What a week, working on the 30″ sculpture and trying to get it started and completed. It’s not happening at the moment. We fired the fusion tiles – cone 04, cone 6 and cone 10. I’m excited about this testing. There are so many things being fired and for the most part no one knows…