Monday, March 8, 2010

What inspires us?

This kiln shelf has all the color, drama and element of surprise that I would cherish on any pot of mine should it turn out looking like this. And it just happened that way in the firing through nothing we did, and we will grind off all of this beautiful decoration for the next firing. The marks are left from wads that keep our pottery from sticking to the shelf and from flame and ash that swirled all around.

Beautiful shelf. Hope the pots I'm making for spring woodfire turn out half as good.


  1. The kiln shelves are beautiful. You could take close-up photos and treat them as abstract art. This could be the start of a whole new product line!

  2. Maybe I should just buy shelves, fire them and sell 'em as wall art. They are incredibly beautiful sometimes.