Thursday, November 27, 2008

Warm Studios

With the weather cooling off even more, I thank the builder of our home for putting in steam radiator heat 50+ years ago. My studio is in the basement and even though the thermostat turns down the heat, the pipes keep it a pretty nice temp most of the day.

I've been listening to "DUNE" on tape this week... Sandworm pots?!?

Here's another porcelain vase with a jaunty jig figure. A little taller so maybe it will get even more ash as it flows over the stream of pottery.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Back in the Saddle

After the Fall Festival hubbub, wrap-up work and post event vacation, I'm finally back in my basement studio slinging clay. I'm working on a sculpture for the Corvallis Arts Center's Chocolate Fantasy Auction, and making pots for salt and wood firing. Feels good.

This Mt Hood Porcelain vase turned out pretty nice: chubby fullness, off kilter pose. The flames should lick around it nicely. Still just greenware 10" tall-NFS.

Speaking of vacations...In October we spent some time eating and drinking our way through the South of France, and with a little over 24-hours in Paris, also visited the wonderful Nikki de Staint Phalle fountain again. What a delight. The engineering to keep it going is mind boggling. Stravinsky Fountain:


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