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Studio Tour Oct 19, 20 & 21!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Blog posts, Functional Stoneware, Upcoming Events |

For more information about the Studio Tour, please go to GreatFallsStudios.com. From that site, you can download the list of artists and the map. Pig Pen Pottery is Studio #8. Also at Hidden Springs Farm, you will visit with Jenny Nichols in Milkhouse Studio (milkhousestudio.org), and Ronni Jolles and Doreen Montis at the Farm house. Here are a few of the...

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Who is Ready for Studio Tour?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Upcoming Events |

“Not I,” said Laura from behind a mountain of unfired pots. But Barb Kirkwood a student at Pig Pen Pottery is raring to go! She is offering the ability to honor your horse with a Horse Hair Pottery Jar created as you watch. Bring a sample of your horse’s tail or mane hair (twelve or so strands), select the pot shape you desire, and watch the...

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Roots 657, Leesburg, Va

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Upcoming Events |

I am pleased to be one of a handful of potters showing work at a brand new venue in Leesburg, Va. ROOTS 657 is Master Chef Rich Rosendale’s eat-in and take-out café and market located in Leesburg, Virginia. The locally-inspired cafe offers the chef’s regionally curated products, featuring local artisans alongside our own house-made soups, salads,...

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Kiln loaded and ready to go!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Blog posts, uncategorized, Upcoming Events |

The hurricane failed to create the promised havoc, so I loaded the kiln today. I fire tomorrow, unload on Wednesday and probably re-load almost immediately. Getting ready for the Annual Great Falls Studios Tour, October 16, 17 and 18. I am studio #9 on the tour. Maps and brochures are available online at GreatFallsStudios.com Click on “2015 Studio...

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My Studio is a Mess!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Blog posts, Upcoming Events |

Getting ready for studio tour.. a lot has to happen before is is safe for anyone to come through the doors of Pig Pen Pottery. I have been in a frenzy of making new things – always a bit experimental and the old tried an true – also at times a bit experimental! Right now there are a lot of pots in various stages of completion. These pots have...

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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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