Pottery

A selection of pottery I have done in the past year or so. Most have a mix of store bought and self-made glazes. Related Posts:Latest AcquisitionsMore pottery samplesThanks Matt!St.John’s BlackThrowing pots

Moustache cups!

To help my fund raising efforts I have added a bonus for anyone who donates $50 or more.  A moustache mug!  There are a number of different styles and some came out better than others.  If you are interested I am at http://mobro.co/daavq Related Posts:PotteryLatest AcquisitionsPottery is universalMore pottery samplesLessons from …

Latest Acquisitions

I added two new pieces to my pottery collection. The first, is from Iceland by Aldis and I bought it because it captures the essence of Iceland very well. The bottom half is a dark black glaze which is very dense reminiscent of the black volcanic beaches.  The top is …

Pottery is universal

Every now and then I come across a universality that reminds me, we are all the same.  Pottery is one of these universalities.  Every single culture figured out pottery; from Masai people in Africa, to Mayans, to Polynesians, to Celts.  It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, there is …

More pottery samples

So I worked on another set of sample tiles.  This time it was bronze, called Lamp’s Bronze.  The recipe is pretty straightforward with nice results but I am having troubles with changing it. The base recipe is Lamp’s Bronze 7 – Ball Clay 86 – Cedar Heights Redart 7 – …

Lessons from pottery

I am learning some very important life lessons since I started throwing pots.  The most obvious to me is patience. Patience is everything in pottery. First in throwing.  If you try to rush a piece and pull to hard your piece will end up lop-sided and uneven.  Since “there is …