Monday, November 11, 2013

More Cone 6 glaze testing.

 These first 3 mugs are 2 of the glazes from the first round that I have great interest in. The only difference is I have tried a black liner glaze instead of a white one. I love the look of the mug in the middle and am looking forward to this combination. With the other green glaze I am preferring the white much more. It looks great overlapped and I think the white looks better as a liner as well.
 So, these green mugs you see on the right and left are further testing of the brown glaze that had green highlights from the first batch. Now the glaze is green with brown breaking, I believe it is a thickness issue and will run some more with this glaze to determine what is happening. I do love the green ones, especially the dark brown on the right one creating by overlapping the black glaze. This glaze could almost be used for 2 different glazes by just application thickness.
These are just some oil bottles and a tea bowl with the above glazes and overlaps.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

1st round Cone 6 glaze test results.

The pots below represent the first batch of glaze tests that had promising results in test tile form. All have been stain tested and vinegar soaked to check from discoloration. results are stated below each group. If you see anything you like thus far please let me know.

This glaze is a semi matte green that has a seafoam gloss in spots. This has an overlap of gloss white on all the pots. The glaze seems very sensitive to thickness and temperature, but I love the speckled look so much. Further experiments are in the works. The glaze did not stain or dull in a vinegar bath, but may still need a liner after more testing.

This tan glaze is a semi matte that pools a glossy brown brown in indents. Also, when thicker it goes more glossy. The white over lap is creating some crazy running and purple sheen, probably from the titanium. It does stain lightly and will need a liner glaze, it looks wonderful with the dark liner I am working on. It does not discolor in vinegar testing. I am in love with this glaze and will be definitely using it.

This gloss brown has highlights of gloss green floating around in it. A good stable glaze that I will be testing a lot more with.

This seems to be a winner in the group. Reliable thru temperature and thickness. Zero staining or discoloration. I am going to call it Wintergreen. Semi matte/Semi Gloss it is a nice evergreen with white speckling. Will not need a liner glaze.

Due to the internet messing the colors send me a message if you would like further photos. I have a few more glazes ready for the next firing so stay tuned.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Kickstarter Successful !

The project to raise money for a new electric kiln was a success ! I want to thanks all of my backers for their support.

Backer List , in no specific order.

Dawn Gorman
James Markley
Karyn Konkel
Tom Shears
Jennifer Fernand
Matt Elliot
Liz Meyers
Jane E Schneider
Shirley Price
Jamie Vaneffen
Jenny Schu
Albert Anessa Johnson
Ham Sweet farm
Renne Hall
Diane Gracy
Kathy Holcomb
Sue Crawley
Denise Urbain
Brigitte Fier
Vikki Schultz
Barb Hranilovich
Bryan Mccraner
Judy Beaudry
Christian Spinillo
Dace Koenigsknecht
Barbara Stuber
Adam Evans
Catherine Tonning-Popowich
Mary A Johnston
Nichole Anderson-Whitinger
Ken Moon
Mary Katherine Quasarano
Nina Cambron
Rodney Jewett
Deborah Cholewicki
Rosemary Edgar
Ryan Deiter
Mark & Tina Whitney

And many others

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

News and Kickstarter project

 Things have been super exciting around the studio. As you may have noticed I am not doing much traveling to art fairs anymore, instead I have been focusing my business on wholesaling directly to galleries and making a lot of mugs for local breweries in the Lansing area. This new model is taking off so well that I need a new kiln to expand. Below you will find a link to my Kickstarter to raise money for new kiln. I have always appreciated the support my friends and fans have showed and want you to know that I will still be doing custom orders and have the Etsy store for you to shop in. Thanks again for all your help in making the business grow.

Feel free to share out the link to any friends that may be interested.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Beer Growlers !

Things are jamming around the shop right now. My newest idea is taking off like a thunderstorm, hopefully I can keep up with demand. Here some pics of the new growlers. See the Etsy store for availability and pricing.Plans for expansion are in the works stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Art Fairs

I have updated my show listing. See me when you can , because I am doing less and less art fairs !

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Photo page.

Started uploading photos to the separate photo page, on the side bar.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Well, maybe you can stop me.

Well , an ice covered flue and totally / ridiculously frozen closed damper says "No, you're not firing tomorrow". total pain. May try melting it off somehow, but seems like waiting another week may be best.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

You can't stop me !

So, a blizzard has decided to try and Thwart my plans to fire the big kiln on Thursday. To it I say " Bugger off!" I still plan to fire, though loading tomorrow should be an adventure. I post pics when it's done.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Glazing Day !

Today is a glazing day for my first reduction firing of the season. Wish me luck (or at least sanity) glazing is my least favorite part next to mixing the glaze.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Remember, if you came to purchase pottery click on the Etsy side bar to get to the shop.

Friday, March 8, 2013

What happening

I spend a lot of time just throwing pots in the winter, here's some of the results.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Looking for a Potter to make Mug Club Mugs ?

 So, my newest venture is making mugs for Breweries and it is sweet. I am always looking for some more venues so drop me a line if you need a potter. These are some examples of my standard mug, but i can always make what you need . Talk at ya later.
New Mugs for EagleMonk

Spring is coming

As usual I am way behind on posts. Winter is almost over and it has been a productive time. New piots and shelves full of bisque to get glaze fired starting in 2 weeks. Look for pics soon.