Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Here's the video showing how I attach a thrown ring to the top of a leather hard pot to finish the form.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Catching up and some things to work on

Okay, Obviously I've not gotten back into the swing of this yet.  I had a great visit with some folks from out of town today here at the pottery and I totally failed to take a photo!  Snap. Oh, well.  I promise to do better next time.  (I say that a lot).

In the studio.  Super catch up day.  Getting trays fettled and slipped.

Also got some handles on a couple pitchers and tankards.

And threw the tops on some other pitchers.  I shot a video of that but you'll have to wait till I get it all sorted out then I'll post it up.  Patience Grasshopper.

Oh and that vase is getting shaped too.

So something I have noticed, and that I am working on, is that some of my pots need some encouragement in the form department.  I tend to sort of throw from the gut, I'm not really a strict, tight, skin and bones potter.  (I don't know what that means either).  I don't know how to explain it, but what I saw today in a few pots were lines and edges that gave the pots some, POW, or Umph, or structure that excited me.  I'm mainly interested in pots with feeling and movement and gesture.  But I think I need to pay attention to some details that can accentuate all all that a bit more. Yeah, that's what I'm trying to say.  So that was awesome to see and I'll try to take a couple photos tomorrow to give you some examples.

Hang in there for the video and I'll catch ya later.  Cheers  ~Ron

Buzzard town USA

Friday, November 8, 2013


I think I'm going to like that I can blog from my iPhone.

Here are pots from today.  

Those headless pots in front will get some necks thrown on them tomorrow.  I'll try and shoot a video of that.

I also got pots glazed and in the kiln today.   Should have something to show early on Sunday. 

Ok,  quitting time.  Cheers.   

First post

Well maybe I will start blogging again.  Where better to do it than here on Blogger where I began back in 2005.  I sort of miss blogging.  Rambling on about my pottery and life here in the country.  I think if I do give this a go here on this new page then I'll keep it separate from my official pottery website.  That way I can just write about what ever I want to (reader beware) as well as pottery stuff.

So if you want you can do the RSS feed thing.  (I never did really understand that, I guess I should Google it).  Or put me on your Google Reader (oh that doesn't exist any more!).  Or just link up to me somehow, blog roll.  (whew, I'm a bit out of practice/up to date).

Right.  Well then. I need an image on here. Readers like images.

That's me there.  Just in case you didn't know.  Okay.  Catch ya later maybe.

PS.  You should leave a Comment.  Really, blogging is no fun for me if I'm not getting Comments.  I don't know if there are people reading.  I guess I could check my stats for that information.  ? Well, leave a comment anyhow.  It will help for now.