Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
"What if I made a pig with his legs up in the air?" I asked my studio colleague. "That would be so cool!" was her answer, "only you need to make the piggy smile and give him wings, so he won't be so scary."
Little Pig Pottery Etsy
Friday, November 26, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Laine Bachman/Jean Ann Bolliger
(Columbus, OH/Middletown, OH)
September 13 - October 8, 2010
Opening reception Sunday, September 12, 2 - 4 pm
Below are links to more information on my exhibit at Rosewood Arts Center in Kettering Ohio. I would love it if you could come.
Jean Ann (Little Pig)
Rosewood Arts Centre
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I think it has been a month now since I set up a booth at the Annual Worthington Art Fest in Ohio. Little Pig Potter was set up in the shade which was very nice. The day could not have been better. I got to try out my new booth furniture. I think it showed well--except for the risers on the left. I've had them slimmed down a little, so we shall see how they look come next show which is in Kettering Ohio This coming August 8th.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
With the help of Digital Visuals I have some new booth furniture. I am presently devising covers for them all. I will be setting them up in my booth this coming weekend in Worthington. I am quite pleased with how they assemble and break down and am looking forward to seeing how it all fits.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
In my quest to make a fine tea pot strainer I did find a tiny hole cutter yesterday then commenced with OCD hole making. I now have a few prototype teapots and have decided to stop for the time being. This because I need to see how this form pours. I also have another concern. I am thinking (especially with the porcelain) that cracking and warping between holes in the strainer is a danger. We shall see. Meanwhile I leave you with a couple images of my latest child--this one is stoneware and is yet too moist to fire.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Early this week I was contacted by Jenn, aka known as verybigjen. She also lives in Middletown Ohio. She saw my work and made contact--Hi neighbor! She makes wild and lovely pin cushions and sells them on the web via Art fire. Here is a link to her shop.
Here also is a link to myArt Fire shop. My red tea pot is the first item in it. I am hoping to have more in it at some point this week end
Saturday, May 15, 2010
As always I manage to stay busy. This week I get to fire the gas kiln at the art center in Kettering Ohio, so (as always) I am firing biscuit and glazing up to the last minute.
Also, per my usual, I have found another slab diversion in the studio. This, from some problem solving for a student. I am now on to making slab cylinders and beating them into spheres. Here is an image of teapot prototype #1. It is still green in this photo. More later.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
The day began quite soggy and miserable but dried out before noon. From there the atmosphere became quite pleasant. Jake Speed & the Freddies performed in the street while above a woman three floors up blew bubbles, like blessings, on the many people below.
Monday, April 26, 2010
The last presenter at the Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster Ohio was Silvie Granatelli. Hers was a quieter enthusiasm--one that I felt more of a connection to. She told us her focus in this workshop was on dinner ware--something related to food. The workshop set would be aimed for the more formal and architectural presentation of food.
Silvies tools? She told us she was trained on the Randall wheel and uses those plaster bats refitted to her present wheel. There are a few more, a wire, wood knife, steel rib, sponge, plastic rib and highly eroded fettling knife.
The pictures here is of Silive pulling a handle off a tea cup and of her demonstration dinnerware set.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
What he was demonstrating in these pictures was how he made his oil/watering can forms. He also has made quite a few handy tools of his own and I put a picture of them here as well.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
It was time off yet it was working time and yes it was worth the trip. I went about three hours north, this past week, to participate in the Wayne Center for the Arts Functional Ceramics Workshop. It was good thing for a potter to do. There were three speakers/presenters and the second was Fong Choo. I found him quite informative and entertaining. I was impressed with his enthusiasm and focus on marketing. You can find his site at his link. More later.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Today, after a month long wait, the sheep arrived for their photo session. These little ones just came from the kiln Friday and are set to join the ranks of other yarn holders in my etsy shop. These guys and various other yarn holders are part of the pack going to the Wool Gathering September 18th and 19th, 2010. My colleague, Adriana, will also be there and we are exited. It is our plan to bring a spectacle of the most unique collection of yarn holders yet to be seen.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Last week I fired the gas kiln for the people of Rosewood (Kettering OH) I also had a few of my pots in that firing. Here is an image of one of my corn kernel ash glazed teapots that came from that firing. It is a small(ish) tee pot as it holds just over 8 ounces. More pots and pictures later. Today I fire the gas at Middletown Art Center (OH).
Sunday, January 24, 2010
1. The pots are to be unique and reflect their maker, her culture and location. (ie hedge apples, surface marks and glaze surfaces all created from things in my location)
2. Mark(s) of the maker, tools, and the process of making form and surface are to remain.
3. In the making of these pots the maker is to slow down, get off the wheel and make these pots quite directly by hand.
4. These pots for tea are required to function in spite of their character.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The firing was Friday and quite a few hedge apple tea bowls emerged from their second glaze firing when we opened the kiln Sunday. I am quite happy to report that they did well and we were off to the next phase—photographing them. I am presently editing their images. This one is one of my porcelain babies. She is clear glazed inside with copper red exterior.
I will be uploading more pictures to flickr.com photos of Little Pig Pottery
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I have been busy at the wheel this past week. First it was piggy bank bodies and next more yarn holders with a unique bent. I also glazed a few hedge apple tea bowls that were fired yesterday in the gas kiln. Pictures Sunday when that kiln is opened.