Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Solstice In The Studio

All was quiet in the studio today.  It was cool and dark.  This because it is the year end holiday break.  All the students are gone and the rain comes down which is unseasonal for south west Ohio.  I was there wrapping up loose ends earlier.  I am home now and have lit a small tree in honor of the shortest day of the year and in hope of better days to come.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

In Loving Memory

December 2010, Hickory NC

Leap Off Point Blue Ridge Parkway Spring 2011
This entry is in loving memory of my son Paul Ernest Wuerzner who was born February 14, 1986 and died November 6, 2011.  I am still in shock but feel I must post something.  We all miss him so much.  

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Little Sheepish Perhaps

August is on the ebb and again I find I am looking at hedge apples.  Hedge apple as sheep and as tea pot.  They are demanding creatures, quite high maintenance but I am enjoying the process.  Here are a couple still green.  

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Few Pictures From First Friday

There is a new place for art studios in Middletown Ohio.  Strange, I know.  I have lived in Middletown Ohio for over 20 years and art is not what one thinks of first when one thinks of Middletown Ohio.  First I would think of industry, steel and paper mills.  Yet it was in Middletown where first I was introduced to art in the practical clay studio in the Middletown Fine Arts Center, Middletown Ohio.   From there I earned a Bachelors Fine Arts at Miami. Back to the new place for art.  It is called the Pendleton Middletown. You can find me there.  I am in a studio gallery of 10 artists.  We take turns, three at a time per month in the gallery 108.  It is called Artique2.  It is my month this August along with Trey and Ken.  Here are a few images from Fridays opening.
gear head pig



a gallery view

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Little Lambs

This morning I opened the gas kiln from last Tuesdays firing.  There were a few disappointments and some lovelies.  Among the lovelies were these little sheep which turned out to be a lot more work than I had anticipated.  Quite worth the trouble I think.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Few New Bubbles

Due to a recent move there has been little action in the studio lately.  One exception are the bubble cups that came out of last months reduction firing.  It was one of the best for copper reds in recent memory.  You will find a few of them listed in my Etsy shop.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Got This Broken Feeling

 This post is in memory of my dog who recently passed.  She came to me though my children and like them, was a blessing.

Everybody Knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

Excerpt from Leonard Cohen Song
"Everybody Knows"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Did Someone Say Elephant?

A Small Herd
Just last week I was contacted about making more small elephants--this time with out the coin slot.  I had not made any more because I found the small ones take as much time to assemble as the large ones and I figured no one would want to pay more for small elephants.  My contact saw no problem with the price increase so here I go again! 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Been There Done That

The Welcome Party

Cluster of pigs
Northminster Presbyterian Fine Arts Fair has come and gone.  This is my third year as an artist there and I always come home and say "Those folks are really nice I could do this again next year."  Next year is the key word though.  There is work yet to do.  My Civic is still packed to the gills.  It  waits  patiently to be unloaded.  I leave you with a couple booth shots.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Northminster Here We Come

I've been getting ready for this show all this week and am about packed and ready to go.  The weather?  It will be just fine!  Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Here is part of what I did from this past Friday till Sunday.  I went through inventory.  I packed pottery in boxes and labeled boxes.  I divided the sheep from the goats and filled up a few buckets and boxes of shards.  The job is not done yet but I am a lot closer to finish than I was.  Yippee skipee!

Monday, January 10, 2011

More Pigs From the Kiln

Here come some more of my gear heads piggies--fresh from the gas kiln.  The firing went well but over all, I must admit, I am disappointed with the way my rutile surfaces turned out.  They were much to muddy for my liking.  The problem?  Was the clay I used.  The piggies though, are just fine