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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

NCECA Pre-Conference: Making Through Living—Living Through Making: Studio Pottery in 2010

5 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

A few months ago, when I heard about the pre-conference happening before NCECA, Making Through Living—Living Through Making: Studio Pottery in 2010, my thought was- ‘I have to be there’. Then I read the list of presenters and once again thought- ‘I really need to be there!’ But, the reality is that I can’t make [...]

New clay trap for the studio sink

6 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

It’s been a busy week setting up the final details of my studio. I know once I’m deep into the clay, it’s hard to find the motivation to take care to the remaining items on the to-do list. I really don’t want to mess up the plumbing, so I was anxious to figure out some [...]

Trimming splash pan

6 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

One of the things that I knew I wanted to build in my new studio was a nice big splash pan for my trimming wheel (I have a separate one that I use for throwing). I often use a large foam bat or a Giffen Grip, so a regular splash pan just doesn’t work. Plus [...]

My new pottery studio, so far.

6 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

Thanks for the warm ‘welcome back’ and all the congratulations and well wishes! All the comments and messages make me feel like I’m at a reunion of good friends that I haven’t seen for a while! I’m full of warm fuzzies. As promised, this post is all about my studio build out. A few months ago [...]

Cooking steel-cut oats in a rice cooker

7 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

I started to put this post together about my winter morning ritual of steel-cut oats last night. This morning I was sitting down to eat a bowl full of warm oats and as usual I opened up my blog reader to catch up on the happenings of other potters. I discovered that Keith Kreeger had [...]

From my last soda firing

7 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

I put this most together last week but didn’t manage to post it before heading north for the weekend. As I mentioned in my last post, I fired my first soda kiln of 2009 last Sunday.  I unloaded it on Wednesday between classes and managed to snap a couple of quick pictures in the process.  [...]

How to make a USB powered pottery wheel

7 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

I just came across this little instructional video for a making a USB powered mini pottery wheel out of an old hard disk drive: USB Pottery Wheel  Of course this is not something that you could really go into production with, but it is pretty amusing. Maybe I can talk Ian into trying out this little hack [...]

3rd Annual Empty Bowls Chicago

7 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

I’m excited to announce that the 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Chicago is coming up on December 12th at Lillstreet. Empty Bowls is an event that brings pottery, community and good food together to help fight hunger.  For the last three years, my friend Joanna Kramer has been organizing the event for Chicago.  (I’m including a letter [...]

Akar Yunomi Invitational 2008

7 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

It's up now- Akar's Yunomi Invitational 2008.What is a yunomi you ask? Yunomi is an informal Japanese teabowl that is taller than wide, with a trimmed foot.Akar's site was overwhelmed this morning, but the bottleneck seems to ha...

Surface Decoration Techniques: wax resist and underglaze/ slip inlay

8 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

This is the first of many posts in my new "Surface Decoration Technique" series.I have been creating, soda firing and documenting simple straight sided cylinders with a variety of surface treatments for examples for my classes and...

Why Soda Glaze? - by Maryke Henderson

8 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

Although there is more all the time, overall there is still very little written about soda (soda firing, soda glazing, vapor glazing, etc...). When I come across something that's written specifically about soda, I get really excit...

Empty Bowls - Chicago Style

8 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

This December, Lillstreet Art Center is hosting their 2nd annual Empty Bowls event. Last year we had a great turnout, but the plan is to really scale it up this year. Tons of bowls, a big community of people and soup galore will al...

A Happy Soda Firing

8 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

I fired last week. When I'm done glazing, but before I load the soda kiln, I sit down and roll hundreds of wads for the bottom of my pieces. It always takes a ridiculously long amount of time. Time when I'm feeling a bit anxiou...

A Holiday Tour of Lillstreet Studios

8 years agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

I thought I'd give a little tour of what some of the studios are offering this holiday season at Lillstreet Studios in Chicago. It's truly a unique shopping experience to be able to shop directly from the artists in their studio...

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