Picture from a customer

I am always curious how my pottery is used.  Here is very good looking breakfast.    

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Hot summer

My studio is on the top floor (4th floor) of old brick building facing south.  Every summer, the studio got hot after 3PM, baked through the window and the roof.  This year, the summer has been just HOT. I finally got an air conditioner, 80,000BTU.  I wanted 100,000 BTU, but was too heavy to move… Continue reading Hot summer

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Plate setter

I got the plate setters, to save some space in the kiln. I hate to use them in the front row of the kiln, where does not get good pull at some stage of firing and choke up the kiln.  So it leaves me to middle or back of the kiln.  It does save the space… Continue reading Plate setter

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Two shows

                          100 American Craftsmen and Allentown Art Festival are behind me.  There were many people despite the rain in one of the festival days. Next up, the Western New York Pottery Festival.         (18″Wx20″Dx6.5″H) I had this piece for the… Continue reading Two shows

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Glaze bug

Last firing of this month went all right. I am all set for the Kenan Center. I got a bit of glaze bug recently.  I am trying to get the no craze celadon. Celadon glaze is traditionally preferred to have the crazing, but I want to try one without.   So far, all crazed.  Steven… Continue reading Glaze bug

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Finally

I got every piece fired in reduction, with help of no winds. Hopefully I can repeat again. Here are new pieces from Sunday’s firing.

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Zaru Soba

            Zaru soba (buckwheat noodle) has been my favorite food since I was little. I was not fun of eating up until the first year of my corporate world. I remember my parents were so disappointed whenever we went to the restaurant, I ordered the plain zaru soba. That all… Continue reading Zaru Soba

Areial view of my studio

              Here is aerial view of my studio. My tenant said 500 SQ feet, but actually about 400 SQ feet after deducting the wall spaces. When I have an open house, I hear at least one person said you uses every square inch of studio.  I have two electric… Continue reading Areial view of my studio

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Bats with a hole

The bats with a hole seems working.  I have left a platter all day like this, but the rim is not lifting up.  I covered the platter with a plastic overnight, and continue tomorrow. I made a throwing bats with a hole part, and threw one yesterday so see if warp. It stayed flat. This… Continue reading Bats with a hole

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Web of information

I  spent last weekend reading through the blogs and watching the videos of demonstration. I was amazed amounts of information out there, like attending the several workshops at once.  It was lots to absorb.  I picked up one great idea from Tony Clennell’s blog , a thin bat with a hole in middle, to cover… Continue reading Web of information

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