Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sunset

Sunset tonight down on the Red River.














Tuesday, November 19, 2013

BIGFOOT ENCOUNTER !

I shot Bigfoot in the woods of Southern Oklahoma !!! (with a camera, of course) Turns out that he is a friend of my cat, Arjay.






Tuesday, November 5, 2013

For Sale On Etsy


Large Bird Sculpture. Raku/ Obvara Fired. He is hand-thrown stoneware. He started as a thrown shape that was dropped, paddled distorted and otherwise coaxed into it's present configuration. He is made entirely by hand. Check him out on Etsy


https://www.etsy.com/listing/168069872/large-bird-sculpture-original-obvara

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Obvara Firing, Denison Texas

Obvara fired pieces at "Raku Rumble" in Denison Texas. These pieces were fired and found new homes on the same day. Thank you Denison Texas.


Waiting to be fired.


Finished work








Friday, October 18, 2013

Evil Jack

Evil jack, He puts the Punk in Punkin.
Jack wasn't picked by any of the school children who visited the pumpkin patch on their Halloween field trip. he was just too warty and ugly.
Jack's mother was the last pumpkin on the vine, by the compost pile. His father was a wild warty gourd sewing his wild pollen.Jack can't help his looks but He'll get even with those snotty brats from that school trip. He will see them in their dreams BWAAAHAHAHAHA!




























Halloween 2013

Halloween Jugs just out of the kiln.
















Some "Blasted Zombies" They are thrown on the potters wheel, sculpted then altered with a 12ga. shotgun while wet. They are then fired to 2300f.














































Tuesday, September 24, 2013

THE PITCHER OF DORIAN GRAY

(With apologies to author Cornell Wilde.)
Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian (whimsically) expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure his pitcher would age rather than he. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, and when he subsequently pursues a life of debauchery, the face on the pitcher serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging . Well, the pitcher gets pretty danged ugly and continues to deteriorate as Dorian lives it up............What did you say?.............Oh no!...........It's “The PICTURE of Dorian Gray?”............ Well, this is embarrassing. …...............Never Mind.








Sunday, September 8, 2013

Greenman 2013

#160 of the last 1000 Major Jugs

 The Green Man motif has many variations. Found in many cultures around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up in different cultures throughout the ages. Primarily it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or "renaissance," representing the cycle of growth each spring. Some speculate that the mythology of the Green Man developed independently in the traditions of separate ancient cultures and evolved into the wide variety of examples found throughout history.
The jug is hand-thrown stoneware. The leaves were made by pressing leaves from the old Oak tree out front of the studio into clay slabs then forming the slabs into a face. He is glazed with my Dragon Green Ash glaze, then fired in my homemade kiln to 2300 f. He has all sorts of interesting textures colors and details.
The insides of my jugs are always glazed with food safe, lead free glazes. He is high fired stoneware and fully functional. He is definitely an original
 He is a large jug (approx. 1 gal.) and stands about 12" tall, 10" wide and 9" deep.












































Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fall Work In Progress.

Back in the saddle. Even though it is 100 degrees today, fall is in my blood. The Monarch butterflies are migrating through the garden, Golden Orb and Red spiders are making great webs outside the studio and the sweet potatoes are just about ready for harvest. I just finished sculpting my first jug of the fall. I make at least one Greenman each year to celebrate summer. We have had a bountiful summer this year with cooler than normal temperatures and lots of rain. Look for him on Ebay in a week or so.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Baby Rattlesnakes And Geese In The Garden.

A beautiful Sunday morning in the garden. "Rattlesnake" is the variety of bean and it's growing great.
The Canadian geese forage on the Red River then return to our local lake to roost and nest. They fly over the house twice a day.


















Thursday, May 9, 2013

New Babies In The Garden

Baby tomatoes. Aww... ain't they cute? First babies this year. They have their mothers skin and their daddy's wit.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

HOT AND SAUCY

Here's a hot sauce jug ready for bar-b-que season. He is listed on Ebay.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter

Obvara fired, stoneware eggs.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Some Pieces From Obvara Firing at Raku Rendezvous

Here are some of the Obvara fired pieces from Raku Rendezvous last Saturday