I'm an amateur potter

Playing in the mud is fun and stimulating

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How time flies
It's been over 2 months since the last entry. I'm still working full time but that is a lame excuse. I visited my brother and sister in Indiana since the last entry. Not much is happening at the studio.
2009-11-25 19:55:54 GMT Comments (0 total)
Another Sunset
July 2009 Sunset
Just another pretty sunset seen from our patio. Photo taken July 8, 2009.
2009-09-14 19:43:41 GMT Comments (1 total)
New Pots in Kiln
New pots in kiln

I started throwing pots again. I'm trying to fill up the kiln. I'm using up the clay that I brought from San Jose.

The lighter-colored pots are mostly "Sculpture Raku" clay body. There is a bit of some other clay bodies also since this is all recycled clay. I found that this clay body works well for making goblets. The browner-colored clay is "T2";. It has no grog - very smooth. I tried to make goblets with it but they would fall apart when I was forming the stem.

There is an amazing video on YouTube showing how to make a goblet with only one hand. YouTube has some other great videos of Claudio Reginato. Take a few minutes and watch a master at work.

2009-09-09 21:13:03 GMT Comments (1 total)
New Bloging System

As you may have noticed, the blog page has changed - hopefully for the better. The old blog was using the Yahoo! 360 blog system which is no longer available. (You can still see the old blog pages at http://coffeepottery.com/journal). The new system allows me to integrate the blogging into my web site more easily.

I would appreciate your help in testing out the comment system. Please add a comment to this blog entry. Tell me what you like and don't like about the system.

On the pottery front, I have started to throw pots again. I'll post some pictures soon

2009-09-01 18:13:03 GMT Comments (5 total)
Personal Good News
My daughter, Karen, and son-in-law, Larry Illg had a daughter, Katarina, on May 23rd. We are visiting them in Denmark now.
2009-06-27 13:47:13 GMT Comments (1 total)
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