This jug features an old devil with a little demon stopper. the little guy is taunting the world and trying to start something that the old devil will have to deal with. It’s a classic case of the little head getting the bigger head in trouble.
Work in progress; "When Old Man Winter Screams In To Town". Waiting to see if a major ice storm reaches us. I thought it was the perfect time to make this years version of Old Man Winter. If this old Jack Frost nips at your nose you might need a plastic surgeon. He's jug number 201 of the last 1000 jugs I will ever make.
More sculptures in my "Oklayhoma" series. Mostly made from local wild clays, The shapes are thrown on the wheel, distorted and sanded smooth and coated with terra sigillata. The terra sigillata is made from clays that I collect in the wilds of southern Oklahoma.. After burnishing they are fired in saggars with combustibles, salts, oxides and sulphates. Each ingredient adds it's own distinctive effect. The results are mostly unpredictable and unique. The fired pieces are assembled, sealed and buffed with wax to a soft shine.
It seems that while his troops were engaged in a pitched battle the Colonel was getting "fried" in the local tavern. He wasn't alone. There were several other officers present in that tavern. There was Captain Nail, he was getting hammered. General Walls, getting plastered. Any resemblance between this fictitious character and any Colonel Sanders living, dead, or being played by Norm Macdonald, is purely coincidental and just a little ridiculous.
A MILESTONE JUG. Number 200 and only the second rooster I have ever made.
"Natures Blessing"... On its way to Goddard Center's juried exhibition. It was hand built, from wild mud, coated with Terra Sigillata, buffed and saggar fired. No glaze is used. This is from a greater body of work I'm calling, "Oklayhoma". The pieces will all be made from wild mud, hand dug and processed in Oklahoma. My goal is to use native materials, processes and alternative firing methods to produce a contemporary body of sculpture, marrying the ancient and the modern. This first series is under the subheading "Red River Narrative" this series will be comprised of pieces made from materials sourced within 50 miles of the Red River.
This old "Silver Tongued Devil" can talk anyone into (or out of) just about anything. His guile and cunning are boundless. His sweet demeanor and soothing voice can disarm even the most wary individual. He used to sell used cars but he is now studying law with plans to go into politics.
#197 of the last 1000 Major Jugs I will make. By a lifetime Potter/Sculptor.
"Old Blind Jack", lay face up in the Oklahoma sun all summer. Without any shade to protect his eyes, Jack went blind. When Halloween came around Jack just grabbed the nearest gourd by the vine and commanded it to guide him to the festivities. The gourd complied. You don't refuse a mad, blind pumpkin.
"Al Litigator, Attorney, And The Advocates Devil." #184 of the last 1000 Major Jugs By a lifetime Potter/Sculptor.
"Another Long Hot Summer, Not A Drop Of Rain" #186 of the last 1000 Major Jugs By a lifetime Potter/Sculptor.
"Shifty Old Devil" This old devil has a shifty mind. The eight-ball shifter knob gives him away as an OLD devil. He's a three speed devil in a six speed world.#187 of the last 1000 Major Jugs By a lifetime Potter/Sculptor.
"The Remarkably Unremarkable Man."
#185 of the last 1000 Major Jugs By a lifetime Potter/Sculptor.