Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Made a wood run down in New Mexico out on the BLM land behind my friend Cindy's wood kiln yesterday for the upcoming firing this weekend. I was struck by a few things; the beauty of the landscape, the interesting detail of the geology (vast clay depsoits & big chunks of petrified wood) and most of all, the abundance of Coors containers (of all sorts & vintage) and all manner of shell casings from various firearms. It turns out that there is quite a long tradition of littering this area with drink containers and weaponry, if you keep your eyes peeled, it's not so uncommon to come across pottery shards that are nearly 1000 years old and arrowheads are a common find too.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
I just arrived back home in Durango after a great weekend in Taos, NM. I gave a workshop at Taos Clay and managed to squeeze in a few amazing hikes and got a taste of some authentic New Mexican food! Thanks to Logan, Katie and all the good folks at Taos Clay for making me feel at home.
Monday, May 31, 2010
the corner and an Anagama firing on June 18th, things have gotten a
bit busier around the studio. It's been great to get back to the
Onggi wheel, something really great about the pace and feel of a kick
wheel. I always think of something my friend Scott Roberts says
about using a kick wheel; "it's nice to be able to actually hear the
clay passing over the rib without the hum of an electric motor", a
small detail but somehow it really adds to the overall experience and
makes for a more relaxed (if this word can be used to describe Onggi-
making) time in the studio.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
A recent batch of personal sized Onggi fermentation jars. With our
first date at the Durango Farmer's Market rapidly approaching (May
15th) I've been making work with a bit more of a practical,
functional and food related use. With all the amazing farmers
offering up their beautiful produce I thought it only made sense to
make some pieces to store and ferment it in. As for practicality,
I decided to make these Onggi jars a bit smaller, 3/4 gallon,
perfect for trying new recipes. I'm really looking forward to
seeing these forms put to use for their original purpose!