Saturday, May 31, 2008

Class Starting again on June 4th

Hi everyone! Above is a picture of unfinished his and hers matching mugs that I didn't get a chance to glaze during last session. Class starts again on June 4th and I will be making more stuff soon. This session I think that I will try to challenge myself more. I usually just sit down at the wheel with nothing in mind and then just make whatever happens. This time I think I will try to master certain skills instead of trying to make stuff. I will most likely not have as much finished product but what I do have will be better quality.

1. I must master the centering of clay and the basic cylinder.
2. I must master making sets by starting with same size balls of clay.
3. I would like to start making bigger things. Up to 5lbs of clay.

These are my 3 goals for the next session.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Vase and set of bowls

Here is a vase that was glazed in Periwinkle and then the top half was dipped into Blue Hare Fur. I really like the way the glaze turned out. I can't wait to get some flowers for it! I made another vase that I glazed in a darker combo (below). I didn't write down the glaze combo so I'm lost if I ever want to recreate it. I Think that it may be Randy Red then Black. Both of the vases are the same size. About 8 inches tall. The size in the pictures is misleading.

The bowls below are for Wendy and Brian! yeah! They were glazed in Black then Randy Red.

Have a great week everybody! - Kate

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Today I went over to the pottery festival in Sanford, NC. The pottery was amazing.
I bought the mug/cup that you see below. I surprised myself by getting a hand built one instead of a thrown one. I saw some great thrown ones but the ones that I really liked were out of my price range. This one below was only $10.00 and so cool!
The potter is Marshall Art - Unusual Clay Sculpture
He said his web site is out of date but here it is anyway:

Marshall Art - Unusual Clay Sculpture
Waxhaw, NC

A big thank you to all of the shop owners who allowed me to take these pictures!
Moose Hollow Pottery
Thomasville, NC

This is Lorrie Anderson from Moose Hollow Pottery. The face jugs she makes are really great! Most of the ones you see are really scary looking but hers make you giggle.

Marshall Art - Unusual Clay Sculpture
Waxhaw, NC

Chrisco's Pottery in Rural Hall, NC
These are Raku glazed. Red, Black and White is such a cool combo!

Seagrove Stoneware - Seagrove, NC
David Fernandez in the artist. I overheard him say that all of the glaze is his own formulas. Very Cool!

Raku by Andy Smith
Marshville, NC
I loved this blue design on this pot! He had several different shapes with this same raku design!

Rock Hill Pottery Center
Robert Hasselle
Rock Hill, SC

Here are some other potters that I liked below but I have no pictures.

Uwharrie Crystalline Pottery
William and Pamela Kennedy
Seagrove, NC

Kathy Whitley Pottery
Pink Hill, NC

Clay Play
Kannapolis, NC

Linda Dalton Pottery
West End, NC

Have a great week!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Pie Plate

Well, here it is. My first official pie plate!
The funny part is that is ended up being really small.
It is only like 7 to 8 inches across.
I guess that means it's a personal pie plate....more pie for me.

I signed up for the next session of classes which starts on June 4
So, after I pick up the finished pieces from this class I will have a big break before starting up again. So for those of you waiting for new pictures... remain patient.
I know that on this Friday or Saturday I will have two new vases to show you and bunch of bowls but then there will be a dry spell.

Keep checking back, I will post pictures of my other adventures in North Carolina.
There is a pottery festival this weekend and a kiln opening!
I might take pictures there.