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All fired up!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019 in In and around the Pen |

The kiln is loaded and ready to go. The first day of Studio Tour is this Friday October 18. I will be throwing and assembling a fountain on Friday. On Saturday I will be demonstrating various raku techniques, and on Sunday I invite you to come try your hand at throwing a pot. See GreatFallsStudios.com for further information about the tour, or just go to...

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My Studio is a Mess!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in In and around the Pen |

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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A Potter’s Parable

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in 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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Eggs-on-Mobile

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in In and around the Pen |

This is Eggs-on-Mobile before the coat of barn red paint. It sports a solar panel, water catchment system, easy access egg boxes and predator proof throughout. I can keep about 80 hens and a few roosters from March to October, Thereafter, they go into the barn.  There is a solar powered fence which keeps the nosy ones out!

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Throwing by the fire

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in In and around the Pen |

  Throwing right next to the fire has great advantages. Heat for one. Any dust that I kick up gets drawn up the chimney with the smoke, and when I finally can not stand to use an old sponge any more, I pop it into the fire! Image by McMimagery

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