Monday, December 10, 2012

Tesla's Toy (unplugged)

Steampunk Robot
Another jug in my "Steampunk" series.
#155 of the last 1000 Major Jugs By a lifetime Potter/Sculptor.

FOR SALE on Ebay

Nikola Tesla was an electrical genius., inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system. He made countless discoveries and performed thousands of experiments with electricity. His experiments were pretty spectacular and were the basis for the "Mad Scientist" laboratories seen in early movies. Imagine Frankenstein's lab without all the scary sparks from a Tesla Coil.

This jug is my salute to a great scientist. I love all the mysterious gadgets associated with Tesla.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

When Old Man Winter Roars Into Town

Work in progress.
Each year I try to make a jug for each seasons. This is the Winter jug for this year. He should be finished and listed on Ebay by Sat Nov. 24 (maybe sooner).

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Pox On The Devil


 Raku Fired Stoneware.
#150 of the last 1000 Major Jugs By a lifetime Potter/Sculptor.

This old Devil has a helluva complexion. The glaze on his head was supposed to be a smooth red but it took one look at his hateful demeanor and cratered like lava. I'll bet that I can never get that effect again . His head lifts off and is a giant stopper. This jug is quite tall (18"). His teeth are made of small nails that are set in the clay before firing.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Raku Rumble

Spent a great weekend, with old and new friends, making lots of smoke and fire at The Raku Rumble during the Dia de los Muertos Festival and Fall Art Walk in Denison Texas. It was great fun. Thanks to our gracious hosts at The Denison Arts Council and all the volunteers who made it happen.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Glazing pieces to fire at "Raku Rumble" in Denison Texas tomorrow (Nov. 3). I have been a potter for more than 40 years and glazing is still my least favorite activity.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sweet Potato Pi.

Cathy successfully converted my Sweet Potato Pi to Sweet Potato PIE. Delicious, no matter how you do the math.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012



He has had all of the drought that he can take. He's cracked, parched and looking for a way to turn on the faucet. I made him in 2009. After bisquing I sat him on the top shelf in my patio/kiln room to await glazing. Wren's built a nest in him and have used him to raise several broods ever since. They finally decided to build elsewhere this summer so I could have him back and finally raku fire him. He is signed and dated 2009 but was just finished today.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Last Of The Summer Garden

Last harvest from the summer garden. Possible frost on the way for the next several nights. I harvested the tomatoes, peppers eggplant,and squash. I didn't feel like covering and uncovering them. Winter garden will be fine.