Saturday, May 31, 2008

special order

teapots need a lot of separate pieces....nine for this design.
a tenth piece, a purchased cane hande, will be added after glazing.
and i usually make two pots for each one custom-ordered, in case one has an accident!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

stamp happy

ahhh... a long weekend, two hundred pounds of clay and six boxes of rubber stamps.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

ceramics tees

ayumi horie is a fantastic potter working in new york's hudson valley. in addition to her whimsical animal-inspired ceramics, she's now selling two great t-shirts for the clay-inclined.
  • 'brennofenkatastrophenangst' translates roughly as "the fear and anxiety one feels when something goes horribly wrong in the kiln, yet the results are unclear and one has to wait and wonder through sleepless nights, many hours or days, for the kiln to be cool enough to open."
yes, i bought one of each!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


these elliptical porcelain teapots have a high mortality rate.
only one in five survives.
this one was worth the sacrifice.

Monday, May 5, 2008