Platter for Archie


This platter was made at @arrowmont_school during this winter’s #pentaculum2018 and now it’s on the way to @archie_bray for their annual benefit auction! It’s a collaboration between Mike Gesiakowski (@mgclay) and myself. Mike took a stamp and transformed the pattern by enlarging and repeating it in photoshop and then made a vinyl print that we transferred to paper and created a slip transfer. I hope that makes sense. Basically Mike did most of the creative work! i just did a little stamping and brushwork to finish it off. I think it’s pretty stunning and am happy to donate it for the awesome cause of helping the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena MT. Follow the link in my profile for more details. Bid often and bid high for this organization and its mission.

Thimble-For What Ails Ya

Tempo

Last week we saw the rock supergroup, possibly mega-supergroup, Journey and I was wowed and brought to whooping by the drumming of Steve Smith. As expected, the band played their songbook of platinum hits and during La Do Da (Infinity) Steve Smith unleashed an amazing solo. It was the highlight of the show for me. I'm not a drummer but I can appreciate his artful playing. Here's an interesting drum "clinic" that I recently watched, completely mesmerized, and so impressed with his technique! Drum craft!

 

Early Yunomi with Inlay


Deeeeee V Deeeeee

Here's another clip from my Ceramic Arts Network DVD.  I have just a few copies of available. SO I thought it would be nice to have a sale! Get free shipping when you check the FREE SHIPPING box in checkout! Here's a little excerpt about making NC swirlware.  The video is 1 hr 45 min and full of good stuff, including a not to be missed blooper reel and a gallery of hi res images.

 Enjoy!

D veeeee D!

I have just a few copies of my Ceramic Arts Network DVD available. SO I thought it would be nice to have a sale! Get free shipping when you check the FREE SHIPPING box in checkout! Here's a little excerpt about making NC swirlware.  The video is 1 hr 45 min and full of good stuff, including a 'not to be missed" blooper reel and a gallery of hi res images.

 Enjoy!

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Patreon

Support my friend Ben Carter by contributing as a patron of his Patreon program!
I donated this bowl that Ben gave away to a lucky patron. Check out his podcast and become a Patreon patron today!

Ramen Bowl Painting Pt 2



Here's the other half of the ramen bowl brushwork/painting. It somehow escaped the other post and it's Part 1. ;-)

Painting Video--Rough Draft

I'm loading my kiln today, but managed to have Lillian take some video of my brushwork. I think I need another take or two, but for now I thought it would be nice to share this with my readers as an advance rough-cut, and when I am finished firing I will put these together in a more polished version.



 I will be in Seagrove this coming weekend for the 10th Annual Cousins in Clay. More info on that show can be found here! I hope to see some of you who can make it.

Edges and Wax Resist

Bandana-rama!

Guillermo Cuellar

Guillermo, me, Laurie Cuellar

It’s been an honor to show alongside Guillermo Cuellar at his studio during the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour. Guillermo invited me to the 2016 tour and I showed for the last 3 years. Here is an excerpt from his statement that can be found on his website,

Clay is infinitely receptive and expressive; it records the character of the maker, the circumstances of making and the use given to it. In use our hands can sense every mark, every ridge and dent, left by the hands of the potter. Maybe that is why so many potters love to cook, it gives us an excuse to handle and appreciate these wonderful pieces.

Exquisite beauty can be found in pots made primarily for use. They may dwell more comfortably in a home, a kitchen, or the dinner table, than on display in a gallery or a museum. But to me their significance comes not only from the preparing and sharing of food but also from bringing that unique beauty into our daily lives.

Drying in the Sun

Here are the last pots for Tuesday's firing out drying for a bisque firing. It's only been a week but I made as much as I could for the upcoming Cousins in Clay These inlay pieces are more of a departure from floral patterns, but I'm enjoying the geometry.

Handler

Shave-a-Thon!

2018 Mint Museum Potter's Market Invitational

scrape scrape scrape!

Dotting Roulette

Neighbor Courtney Martin

Courtney Martin peeling latex resist, pattern reveal. Work in progress.

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Peeling latex!

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Porcelain Inlay

irrigate and flood it!💦🌼🌸💦 .

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Kevin Kowalski Awesomeness

Paint with a Mop: Slippery When Wet

I often joke at workshops, that I can paint with a mop when I get warmed up. Unfortunately I'm not making pots scaled for mopping.  But Kwak Kyung Tae is! Here is a great video of him doing the mop trick on one of his massive pots! Enjoy and click below to see more of his fine work.

Throwing a Plate


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2018 Yunomi at CLAYAKAR

Here is a behind the scenes look at just a small fraction this year’s stellar collection of yunomi at CLAYAKAR.COM 👉@clayakar👈Do you recognize any of the potters? I made a pilgrimage to Iowa City, Iowa after the St. Croix Pottery Tour last weekend, to visit Sanjay and Jigna Jani, the folks who brought you the gold standard of online pottery exhibition, AKAR Design. Their annual Yunomi Invitational has been wildly successful and this year’s collection will be splendidly available at 10 a.m. CST. Some of the pieces can be seen in 360°! Because of several scheduling conflicts, this will be the first year i will be absent from the show. 😔 (but I guarantee i will be there clicking through hundreds of cups by 180 potters) 
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