Thursday, July 29, 2021

And Now For Something Completely Different!

New clay, new glazes, new firing.  Wood firing is becoming more difficult as I get older and impossible during drought and fire season so ..... my foray into electric fired pots.  It's a challenge to make a huge switch like this but I'm finding a few clays and glazes that I like.


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Things That Pour

A few more from the May 16th firing.

Shino teapot

Temmoku Jug

Small shino pouring bowl

Ash glazed small pouring bowl

Shino vinegar cruet

Blue ash glazed vinegar cruet

Shino vinegar cruet

 Temmoku vinegar cruet

Saturday, May 23, 2020

A Few New Pots

I'm very lucky to have my own kiln so that I can fire during these difficult times.  Here are a few pots from this last firing.

Very coarse sculpture clay that tolerates cone 12 flat at the front.
Serving plate with slip, stamps and ash glaze.

Coarse clay again with stamps and slip.
Utensil holder.

Back of the kiln blue ash glaze.

Monday, November 18, 2019


Here are a few bowls from the last firing.

Coarse clay, slip and ash glaze.

Temmoku faceted bowl.

Matte glaze with blue bits.

Shino faceted bowl.

Tea bowl with slip and ash glaze.

Tea bowl with slip and ash glaze.

Sunday, November 17, 2019


A variation on the rattan handled baskets I've been making.  Again, coarse clay, slip, and ash glaze.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Utensil Holders

Here are the utensil holders from the front of the kiln in the last firing.  Coarse clay, thick slip and ash glaze.

My favourite.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


The kiln was unloaded today.  An OK firing, nothing stellar, a bit of bloating and one weird crack.  Photos to follow.

Front stack

Second stack.