Saturday, May 12, 2018

2018-02-24 - Saturday - Justin Rothshank workshop

Saturday was the first day of the Justin Rothshank workshop. Justin produces unique work with decals, glazes, and many firings. It was fascinating to hear about his work philosophy and about his part in creating the Union Project in Pittsburgh. Quite an accomplished person for being under 40.

Justin Rothshank demoing.

My friend Sue always brings the best chocolate.

Bumper sticker in the parking lot.


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Sunday, April 29, 2018

2018-02-22 - Thursday - Grass and raku class

I mowed the grass for the first time this year --in February. It's going to be a long summer.

Later, I watched the raku class at Clayworks fire the kiln. I'm not in the raku class, but I wanted to see them do a tumble stack glaze firing. It was fun to watch and yielded some amazing results.

February people! February.








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2018-02-21 - Wednesday - Spring!

Spring has definitely taken a foothold in our yard.





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2018-02-17 - Saturday - Thonotosassa

Saturday we hung out with my parents in Thonotosassa. We went to breakfast, did some shopping, and then sat out on the patio. My dad has been asking me to bring some pottery with me so I set up a four foot table with some work on it. I sold a few pieces to friends in the park and then I packed it up again as it was getting pretty breezy.

Sometimes it's just nice to kick back and just sit for a while.

Mom & Dad's golf cart.

Small display.

Sunset and moon rise.



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2018-02-16 - Friday - Florida

Way behind again. Life gets busy. Here we go...

Karen and I took a trip to Florida to see my parents and do some sightseeing.

We visited the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Along with the permanent Dali collection, we saw the Dali/Duchamp exhibit, and yes, we even saw the urinal.

The museum is a very interesting building by itself and I got a lot more appreciation of Dali's work. I had no idea the range of styles he mastered during his career. One of my favorites was "The Ghost of Vermeer van Delft Which Can Be Used As a Table".

Karen in the Enigma.

The spiral staircase.

A view of the "golden circle" from the Enigma.

"The Hallucinogenic Toreador"


Next, we met my friend Rich Meredith at the Morean Center for Clay. Rich lives in St. Petersburg so we don't get to catch up often.

Wood kiln.

Wood kiln door bricks in holder.

Rich in front of wood kiln.

They have quite an impressive kiln yard.

We had a nice lunch with Rich and then it was back to the RV park for a 50's dance with my parents.

Mom and dad can still cut a rug,
just a bit more slowly.




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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2018-02-13 - Tuesday - Small batch

On Tuesday I did some slip transfers on a very small batch of Empty Bowls. One of them was my first attempt at a cut rim bowl. I need to explore that further.



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2018-02-10 - Saturday - Bisque kiln

Saturday I loaded some cone 5 tea bowls into my kiln for a bisque firing. I loaded another level on top of this one, but didn't take a photo.



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