Friday, October 1, 2010


Unloaded the glaze yesterday and was mostly pleased with the results. There were a few stand outs, a nice katazome style covered jar and two pitchers as well as a really nice cylindrical vase, also in katazome style in my Ao glaze. I have been trying to blend the glazing in each firing to include the temmoku, haiyu, medieval green, TP clear and the Ao to make for a visual variety.

I am currently working on a few gallery orders as well as pots for several seasonal/holiday shows, so I will be working in terra cotta, stoneware and porcelain. The terra cotta pieces will concentrate on slipware and painted abstract resist and tebori carved slip. Though I like to work in terra cotta, throwing clay with less body than porcelain has its moments and demands its due.

Illustrated are two temmoku & haiyu stamped pitchers and an Ao katazome style cap jar with bloesem panels around the form.