Blog: pottery

Blue Feathers Project

Blue Feathers Project

The Blue Feather project will be a hopefully ongoing project for us. Basically the idea is we’re crafting pendants with a Blue Feather, representing the LGBT populace. I thought they might also be a great way to experiment with new materials and techniques, and also be a fun way to get people who haven’t really...

Glaze Fire 17 / Bisque Fire 8

Glaze Fire 17 / Bisque Fire 8

I feel like I should probably re-working my numbering structure for the labelling of these firings… This will get confusing! As I write this I don’t know what the results will be from this firing, but the kiln is currently off. This was the first firing after replacing all of the kiln elements. It was...

Replacing kiln elements: part 2

Replacing kiln elements: part 2

So after quicky trip to PSH to purchase the missing bits and a weekend of A&S shenanigans we are finally getting back to replacing the kiln elements. Step 1. Poke the end bits through the holes on the walls and thread the elements through the little tough along the walls Step 2. Cut the wire...

Replacing Kiln elements

Replacing Kiln elements

Tonight’s A&S project is a little different than the usual. We’re finally getting around to replacing the elements in the kiln. The bottom 2 have been jankie since we bought the thing so it’s been way past due. We’re finally getting into the higher fire stuff (rather than just the low fire bisque painting) and...

Bisque Fire 6 (low fire)

Bisque Fire 6 (low fire)

The contents of this firing was mostly my stuff, with a little bit of Nic’s stuff as well. My stuff is pretty standard, I’m planning on glazing it with the high fire glaze and then firing it up to Cone 6. This part of the process won’t happen for a bit though because we need...

Throwing Practice (Part 1)

Throwing Practice (Part 1)

Bowl 1: This bowl didn’t turn out how I expected it to. The good news is that it was in fact a bowl that I meant to create, so that’s a start It did however end up being a lot taller with a thinner base than I wanted it to be. The inside curve isn’t...

Glaze Fire 13

Glaze Fire 13

I’m a little excited about my piece that’s in the kiln tonight. Most of the contents of this fire aren’t mine, but that’s ok. We’re refiring some of the stuff from the NYE painting extravaganza. We noticed that some of them had some bare unglazed bits so we just wanted to make sure everything was...

Bisque Fire 4

Bisque Fire 4

Cone 02 Nic had been throwing A LOT of stuff before heading back down to his place in NY so pretty much everything in this fire was his stuff. There were some failures and some stuff which really shouldn’t have done in yet but Nic wanted to force it a little to see what would...