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"Looking Into The Woodfire Community | Denise Joyal, Chris Landers, Lisa York, Tim Sherman | Episode 413"
We were interviewed by Paul Blais at NCECA Pittsburgh, back in 2018, after having our first Room Show. The Room Show was a pottery sale that Denise and I organized with invited artists Chris Landers, Tim Sherman, and Troy Bungart.
To quote Paul "So [the room show] was going to be the point of the conversation. As we got into this we ended up spending a significant amount of time talking about what it is like being a part of the woodfire pottery community."
Enjoy tuning into this episode and the other 500 plus pottery interview episodes on The Potter's Cast.
Soda Firing Theory: Altered & Carved Forms
I will be teaching a firing and making workshop at Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA.
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM EDT on Mon Tue Wed Th Fri
This workshop is an introduction to soda firing theory. Students will explore a variety of soda-fired surfaces on their own work. In addition to hands on thrown, altered and carved workshop making with the soda kiln in mind!
Day 1: Glazing demonstration and presentation on soda fired surfaces. Students glaze and wad their work
Day 2: Loading kiln and discussion
Day 3: Fire kiln and throwing demonstration
Day 4: Carving demonstration and unloading discussion
Day 5: Unloading the kiln and demonstrations on cleaning work
Ceramics Monthly, Nov 2018
Attached below is Ceramics Monthly's "Exposure" section from there November 2018 magazine.
My yellow pitcher as featured for my exhibition "Eccentricity" at the James May Gallery. The exhibit will be up November through December.
Originally published in November 2018 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages 14. http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.
Here are additional ceramics that will be included in the exhibit, and by no means all of the pieces.
NCECA 2018: Pittsburgh, PA!
As I finalize preparations to attend the conference, I wanted to share some of my tips about getting the most out of the conference. This information is especially valuable for those of you attending NCECA for the first time.
My Group Exhibition:
I have been co-organizing the exhibition Ash and Flash with Denise Joyal. I have to say a huge thank you to Denise who took on the brunt of the work as I have been busy moving and making this transition to Savanna, IL. Hope to see you at our opening reception Friday, March 16 at the Sweetwater Center for the Arts.
It's hard to believe it's officially fall as I finally edit images from the summer.
I really enjoyed creating these berry bowls and colanders. Exploring a variety of cut out designs, and pairings of fresh berries and fruits in the completed forms.
The addiction or rather labor of love for these cut out designs is now morphing into new forms. I have been making jars with cut outs lately to hold potatoes, avocados, and garlic. Vases with cut outs in the top third. Once I have fired and photographed some of these I will start sharing some of the photos in a new blogpost.
This spring I finally learned how to use the time lapse feature on my phone. Yea, a little behind in understanding technology.
Now I have process videos that I am making and sharing on instagram on a regular basis. Here is an example of my time lapse of creating a berry bowls.
Click on image on the left to see the video.