Fall is in the air. Besides the applesauce I make every year it also means it’s wood-fire time again. Woot Woot! Here are some recent pots that will be fired-up soon. I tried spraying glaze on the outside of some of the pots that will be further back in the kiln. I’m really curious about the results. Stay tuned!
Hard to go wrong when you get a letter that says “GOOD NEWS!” One of the pieces I submitted to “Strictly Functional Pottery National” was accepted. I used my old Christmas return address stickers and some wise-guy from the Market House Craft Center put Merry Christmas on the outside of my envelope. Thank you Mickey for encouraging me to submit work. Here’s the mug that made the cut…woot woot!
“Strictly Functional Pottery National: A national juried competition to select 95-100 quality pieces of functional pottery for this exhibition. It has been held annually since 1993, and is open free of charge to the public for one month. It is recognized as one of the top ceramic exhibitions in the country. “
Here’s a couple Austin Soulgama cups!
Just unloaded a woodfire from MHCC and the results are pretty cool. Looks to be pretty heavily reduction-cooled; Lindsey would be proud.
Snap, Crackle, Pop!
So all you Goodwill hunters and gatherers will appreciate my enthusiasm today! Today I was at Goodwill and spotted a Tom Rohr woodfired pouring vessel. Sweet. Tom came down to Indiana University and did a woodfire workshop back in ’04 I think….when NCECA was in Indianapolis. At the time he was selling homebrew in the brewery jars with free refills! Click on the picture to check out Tom’s work.
***Update: I’m sad to report Tom’s untimely passing this summer. A great guy and a great potter, he will be missed. There is a place for community to share stories here.