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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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Kiln loaded and ready to go!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in In and around the Pen |

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 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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