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October 5, 2020

Time flies. Just took a semi-disappointing load out of the kiln. Apparently while demonstrating for my last video I screened local clay...

9-25-2020

Delivered pots to Othello and Moses Lake today. Got a check from Wenaha gallery. I will bisque fire some cone 5 pots tomorrow. I will...

September 24. 2020

The last cone 8 firing was marvelous. I actually am amazed at how good they look. This has been a banner year for glazing and that is...

September 21, 2020

What a season. I am featured at Wenaha Gallery in Dayton this month as a potter, Hedges Cellars winery as a painter and will deliver...

September 10, 2020

WOW! I think we have had a break through at cone 5. I am getting very good results with the dirt glaze. It's not completely the same...

August 29, 2020

Did a bisque fire today. Also loading up pots for Wenaha Gallery in Dayton. Some of these are the nicest pots I have ever made. The...

8-24-2020

I have started making lidded soup bowls with handles. A friend suggested I do that and I thought it was a good idea. I got a check from...

8-21-2020

Hello again. My ball mill is running as I write this. I have some basaltic clay from East of here and am trying to make the particles...

August 17, 2020

I might have fired my last cone 8 pots ever. It was one of those times when you are just sitting there not concentrating on the problem...

August 10, 2020

Well the cone 1 kiln is done. I think I have found the secret. It is to simply fire the pots 5 times. The pots that are coming out are...

August 9 2020

Cone 1 re-fire is done as is the cone 8 test for dirt glaze. Next will be a bisque load of the last bowls for Wenaha. Tomorrow I will...

August 7 2020

We have had good success by re-glazing dirt glaze with PVC to cone 8. It is so successful along with Tea Dust that I am tempted to stay...

August 5, 2020

Well the dirt glaze crawls. This sucks. I put in a 1/2 cup or so silica and borate. I hope that helps. The test kiln is busy so I...

7-30-2020

It seems as though I cannot add any pictures to my IG site. I wonder why. There is really no point of having a blog if it doesn't...

7-28-2020

I have re-glazed one of the cone 8 mugs with wood ash and re-fired. I hope this will be good. I expect I won't have any more for the...

7-23-2020

I think I am finished with the framing of the walk way to the fish pond. The pug mill is ready since it had dried out. I also started...

July 22 2020

Hello. Tomorrow it will be under 100 degrees so I will fire my kiln. I got the pug mill started up but the clay will have to aged...

July 17

I am back. We bought the Trex for our new deck so I painted this afternoon. I might have finished a landscape of Deadwood Oregon. ...

it's been a while.

It's been a while since I have posted. We are doing stuff in our back yard. 2 feature shows have arisen too. Wenaha Gallery says that...

June 20 2020

A miracle has happened. I have been firing my dirt/borate glaze to cone 8 since 1973 so I can get the iron red when re-firing it to cone...