Thursday, February 28, 2013


WHAT AM I ? Guess what it is and I will send you a small sculpture. Obviously, this is a large, thrown jug with a wild hog sculpted on it. What will it's function be? It has no bottom and the mouth is cut all the way through the jug wall. It has numerous holes and there is a rectangle cut out of the back. Be the first to guess what it is and I'll send you a small pig sculpture. It will be a week before it's finished so you have plenty of time to figure it out. ONLY TWO GUESSES PER PERSON.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


If your shoes look like this...................
You might be a potter.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Some Of My Pieces On Etsy

Swinging Cat Bird Feeder

Black/blue and white striped Tabby sitting on a treated wooden swing. Curled tongue is a perfect bird rest. It is hand thrown, high-fired stoneware. There is a drain hole in the bottom so it won't fill with rain. Poly Rope won't rot in the weather . It is about 10 in. high and 6 in. wide. It holds about 4 cups of seed. It is signed on the bottom.

Medium Piggy Bank

THIS LITTLE PIGGY BANK is hand-thrown, high-fired stoneware.It started as a thrown shape that was dropped, paddled distorted and otherwise coaxed into it's present configuration. It is signed on the bottom and has a stopper.
Fill This little pig with quarters and he will
"Bring Home The Bacon".
He is about 7 1/2 in. tall and 51/2 in.wide. Drop your spare change in the mouth . It has a stopper in the bottom .

Monday, February 11, 2013

Weighty Issues Farewell

After 41 years. Sorry baby, it's the end.
This old Ohaus scale was one of the first pieces of equipment I purchased when I started my own studio (1972). I bought it from Leslie Ceramic Supply in Berkeley Ca. It has weighed every bucket of glaze that I have ever mixed. Literally tons of ingredients have been weighed on it in the past 41 years. Obsolete ingredients such as Colemanite, Gerstley Borate, Kingman Feldspar, Albany Slip, Etc. have been balanced on this scale many times. It was expensive when purchased (about $100 dollars). It has always been a bitch to use. You first have to set the tare weight of the container you are using to weigh the ingredients then swap out weights and slide weights up and down the beams to get the proper balance. Then repeat for each ingredient. The maximum it will weigh is 2610gr at one time.

Today I started using this $20.00 little honey. She weighs 5000gr at one time. The tare weight is set with the push of a button and she will weigh in ounces or grams. She cleans up really easy and stores in a fraction of the space. I'm in love again!

Oh the old scale will stay right here. You never know when technology will let you down and a manual alternative will be necessary.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Revolting Pigs

Revolting pigs in progress. No matter how much they complain they will still be fired. Fired twice, actually, once for bisque then again for glaze.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cat, Cats And Pigs

The Princess surveys the new bird feeders and pig banks drying on the work bench.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Both Hands Working Again.

If you have been patiently waiting for a cat bird feeder. Your patience will soon be rewarded. I threw 5 yesterday and will be finishing them this week.