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May. 19, 2017

i have not done much claywork of late.  mostly research of owls.  i have a commission to make a funeral urn in shape of owl.  decided on glaze and threw some but did not meet my expectations, so now reworking clay to try again later.  i am excited by this commission, hope to get more like it.  will post picts as i proceed.  only photo i will post now is of me with bright red hair.

Apr. 13, 2017

hi, here it is nearly tax day.  once again i amlooking over instructional clayvideos.  the following is by a very skilled woman showing slab construction, focusing on creating strong seams.


another good video is below with focus on textured or patterned slab constructionof boxes

once you bring up either of these videos, other videos will appear on right hand side of page with similar topics.  youtube is very cool.


most of all, have fun!


Feb. 10, 2017


i found this site many years ago, now i have discovered a video archive.  Such a useful site.  i use to receiive daily conversation posts, then condensed that down to once a week. 

the main webpage for the archive says

"If you’re looking to improve your pottery skills, but can’t get to a class or a workshop, online ceramics videos can be the next best thing. But sifting through the hundreds of videos on other video sites to find quality pottery instruction can be time consuming and frustrating. That’s why the Ceramic Arts Daily pottery video archive is so helpful. Our editors have personally vetted all of the videos we post to make sure each one is informative, educational, and inspirational. Our growing collection of pottery videos also provides previews of some of the more in-depth instructional video" you can purchase through their store


check them out, plenty of oportunities to get great advice from other potters as well as seasoned professionals on any topic