Friday, May 28, 2010

Tea Pot Strainer

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

About Them Apples

In November I assembled three little hedge apple tea pots, fired them to biscuit and I stopped. They just were not right and I needed some time to figure things out. Well I have been at the hedge apple tea pots again in studio and am a little happier with them this time around. Here is an image of two. They are still green and mostly I am still playing around with their spouts. . . We shall see.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Same Little Pig

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

Another Studio Diversion

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

Spring Pottery Fair In Cincinnati

It is called The Spring Pottery Fair and it is sponsored by Clay Alliance of Cincinnati Ohio. I was there as Little Pig Pottery trying my new booth out for size.

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.