Nov 8 2009

Cool Production Pottery Video

Austin

Wow! PS> The music is a somewhat strange choice but the video is awesome!

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DiUK0m-aGM]


Nov 3 2009

Fall Soulgama

Austin

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Here’s a couple Austin Soulgama cups!


May 15 2009

Woodfire Results

Austin

Just unloaded a woodfire from MHCC and the results are pretty cool. Looks to be pretty heavily reduction-cooled; Lindsey would be proud.

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Apr 8 2009

Jack Troy at Clatsop Community College

Austin
A great poem by a great potter…..and writer, Jack Troy. Here’s a portrait I took last time he was in town teaching a workshop at OCAC. Catch him in Astoria, Oregon (think The Goonies). April 16 at Clatsop Community College.
Jack Troy

Jack Troy

Containment

I have picked up, moved, shaped,
and lightened myself of many tons of clay,
and those tons lifted, moved, and shaped me,
delivering me to this living-space
I wake and move about in,
space perhaps equal to that I have opened and enclosed
in plate, cup, bowl, jug, jar.
I am thankful no one ever
led me to the pit I’d help to make in Earth,
or showed me all the clay at once.
I’m grateful no one ever said, There.
That heap’s about a hundred fifty tons.
Go make yourself a life.
And oh, yes, here’s a drum of ink.
See what you can do with that.
I wouldn’t have known where to begin.

from, “Calling the Planet Home” by Jack Troy.

Poem reprinted with permission. Check out Jack’s book of poetry here.