A visitor asked if wares are thrown or molded. Every piece is thrown on the wheel; I'm not doing any casting, molding, or hand building - except handles, which are pulled by hand.
I do use a flexible metal rib to set the profile; the rib also smooths the clay. There are finger marks on the inside of mugs, jars, and vases, however, I use the metal rib on inside and outside of open forms (bowls and plates), hence, no finger marks.
I'm also using the metal rib to smooth and burnish the clay as the final trimming step, hence the surface almost matches the untrimmed portion.
Look closely - each is unique!
Closing up for th' day, thanks to all who stopped by Open Studio this weekend!
Open Studios starts tomorrow, studio is looking spiffy.
There's a varied selection of mugs, bowls, jars and tool holders.
There are several sets of two, a few sets of three and four, and many solo items.
All food wares are "liner glazed" with a durable clear or white surface.
Note the sharp boundary at the lip where the liner meets the color.
I'm posting a few new pictures under "Current Work," and will add more pictures soon.
Here's some some bowls, a medium jar and two jar lids, also a replacement lid for a friend. In the background, twenty or so pounds of reclaim - almost ready for final wedge, then bag it!
And there's the after - all trimmed, chattered and handled. The reclaim is in that plastic bag in the background, leaned up against the subwoofer.
New green ware in the foreground, newly glazed in the background.
Tidied up the studio a bit today - priced all the new ware and stacked it all away; now there's room to work again!
Newly posted images to "current work" section include pricing. I'll post more images next week.
Less than three months until Open Studios!
Studio/bike shop/repair shop.
There's room for more stickers on the wheel's splash pan!
The three Coleus plants on the window sill are from seventh generation cuttings. The original was brought into the office by a coworker.
On the back wall shelves there's some prime ware, and some display only ware as well.
By the kiln, green ware ready for first firing.
Here's some work on display.
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By the Bay Gallery
Morro Bay, CA
I'm very pleased have my work available through By the Bay Gallery!
Kathy, Becky, Ray, Karen, thank you.