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September 23, 2019

A question we often get asked is How do you get Color in the fractures??? Mystery revealed:

Lars' bowls fresh out of the 1st firing (bisque firing).

They look pretty good as they are but they aren't finished yet.

Lars applies a colored slip or engobe to the surface with a...

May 19, 2019

Seems spring is long time coming this year. All our flowering trees and bushes are in full swing but it has yet to reach 70 degrees and, in fact, struggled to get over 60. Patience, grasshopper, it will come.

We are pushing ourselves into our spring/summer season, wanti...

February 2, 2019

Lars' work is best recognized by his unique textural surfaces. We are often asked to explain the process that he uses as his technique is not a standard one used by many ceramists. 

We love to talk about the process when we are out in the community but here we...

July 29, 2018

I'm often asked if the unglazed surface on my cone 9-10 work (fired at 2300+ degrees) will stain.

Here is my pictorial answer using The Beet Test.

 And there you have it! The work is also fine in the dishwasher.

I actually let the beet stay in the dish for a couple of hou...

June 17, 2018

We can all admit that our lives get busy, sometimes so much so that we get tossed a bit off track. I had hoped to have wrapped up the descriptions of my work by now so that I could  move on to other topics for this blog. But as I have learned throughout my life, someti...

May 24, 2018

So I had really hoped, crossing my fingers hoped, that I was going to be able to tackle this blog in a very neat sequence. But as what happens with many best laid plans: nope. Things move quickly and sometimes we just need to let things flow. SO . . . 

We are...

May 19, 2018

In my last post, I discussed creating the initial phase of my hand built forms. Next the work begins to refine it. 

After the form has been 'roughed out,' and has had time to rest and becomes dry enough to handle without straining the form, the refining begins....

April 12, 2018

Lars does all of our wheel work while I do the majority of our hand building. Today, I worked on forming tiny bowls while he worked to refine a number of his textural tumblers. (I'll describe his process on another day so I can capture some photos for you!)

Lars an...

March 22, 2018

In building our new website, this blog option appeared and sounded both intriguing and challenging. As a ceramic art team, it had never occurred to us to blog but because one of us loves to write (Connie) we thought we'd have Connie take this on....

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