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Roots 657

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Blog posts, In and around the Pen |

“ROOTS 657 is Chef Rich Rosendale’s eat-in and take-out café and market located in Leesburg, Virginia, at the intersection of Routes 657 and 15. The cafe and locally-inspired market offer the chef’s regionally curated products, featuring local artisans alongside our own house-made soups, salads, sandwiches and fresh-baked goods.” AND they carry...

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But which glaze shall I use?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Blog posts, In and around the Pen, Upcoming Events |

One dilemma facing a potter is the infinite choice of how to finish a pot. Matt or glossy? Which color(s)? Decorated with marks (painting), with overlapping glazes, resist, or even glazed not at all. Do you make one offs, or sets? This is my glaze room. Each bucket has a different glaze. You never know what alchemy is going to drive the mixture of two...

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A Potter’s Parable

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Blog posts, Functional Stoneware, In and around the Pen |

At the end of the year, after the dust from the shows and the holidays settled, I decided it was time to bring a new clay into the studio – something that was brighter, cheerier, smoother, whiter than my old  clay. The problem I wanted to solve is that my regular clay contains a fair amount of iron, which, when heavily reduced in the glaze firing not only...

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