• Pat Fleming


Wow, 2021! Only 18 more days until we, hopefully, get rid of the current resident in the White House. It's been a tough 4 years. I fired two kilns today both to cone 5. I also mixed up a batch of cone 5 clay and trimmed some bonzai pots for a local guy who wants some on consignment. They are fun to do so I plan on making some more for Gallery Underground etc. I also started a semi-large painting compared to what I have been doing. Kelsey gave me son 4"x4" canvas panels and I have painted on them. That's really small. The exciting thing is that I charged the blunger for the first time here. I have 100 lbs of Othello clay and I will blunge it, screen it and maybe discontinue the cone 5 operation. The cone 1 Othello clay is working out so far if I put enough sand in it to stop the excessive shrinkage. I filed a mug with water and left it over night and there was no water on the counter the next day. Glazes are a problem. If I discontinue the cone 5 I will have to adjust all of the glazes except the cone 8 dirt glaze. I should work up a cone 8 white ash and tea dust glaze too. That possibility is exciting too.

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


Things happens fast. The guy who asked me to make bonsai pots for him to sell has announced that he is going out of business, I guess I will have to find another outlet for them. I think I can sell


Hung Richland library yesterday. It went OK but I want to exchange one of mine because I don't like it. Tuesday I travel to Othello to drop off pots for a March show and on Wednesday to Walla Walla


I have decided to discard the bucket of commercial majolica glaze because I cannot find out if it has lead in it or not. Better safe than sorry, I guess. I am thinking about starting to use the pugm

(509) 627-8980

©2019 by Patrick Fleming Art. Proudly created with