Thursday, December 20, 2018

Medusa.....................


..........Crow-Kin.  Sculpted as a request.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Raku........Ra-COO-CROW-KIN.........


..........latest adventure in the baptism of fire, flame and smoke.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Holiday Crow-Kin...................


.........at the Gallery at Ten Oaks in McMinnville Oregon.

Monday, December 3, 2018

"Planetoid 1"..............


.........observed recently.  Roughly 4-inch diameter hollow clay sphere with a cone 6 silicon carbide glaze and various oxide under/over coats.

Friday, November 23, 2018

More Marilee's Lava Exploration........


Black mason stain undercoat and a red iron oxide overcoat.   My standard glossy white liner glaze around the top 1/4 of the piece.



"Earth Bowl #8".  Red iron oxide undercoat, black mason stain topcoat.

Fired to cone 6 in oxidation.  

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Cratered glaze.........


....on tea-bowl form.  It's actually Marileee's Lava from John Britt's book, "Guide to Mid-Range Glazes".  You can bet I'm going to make some spheres and adjust the coloring for planetoids.  Stay tuned for blast-off.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Week in Review........

a couple of bowls in ancient copper and emerald ash glaze

Several bowls in sapphire ash glaze with cobalt exterior

Crow-Kin from the planet Xenon

Pothead Crow-Kin

Sunset at Bandon Oregon

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Crow-Kin @ the Beach................


Crow-Kin showing off his mussel...


Crow-Kin VERSUS Cthulhu!



Sunday, October 28, 2018

More Tumbling...............



.....results from the reduction kiln (cone 10) at the Willamette Art Center.  I progress. 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Tumbling tumblers.........


...........some of the first off the wheel.  Playing with glazes.   All about 8-ounces.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

"Artifact Bowl #1"......................


...........handbuilt bowl, roughly 10-inches in diameter, 5-inches high.  Raku fired. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Earth Bowl #7.................


..............crater glaze with Copper Sand raku glaze atop.  Fired to 1850-deg F, pulled and reduced.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Earth Bowl Series......

"Earth Bowl #5"

"Earth Bowl #3"

"Earth Bowl #6"

Handbuilt bowls with cone 04 crater glaze variations and multiple oxide/glaze treatments between layers.  Approximately 8-inch diameter, 3-5-inches high.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Round & Round......................



.........and round some more.  Picked up a used pottery wheel about a month ago.  Signed up for a throwing class at the local art center.    FINALLY yesterday things sort of came together and I managed a few bits and pieces.   This is just something I had to try.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Crow-Kins Continue to Congregate............




......collectively.  Ceramic, cold finished.  8-inches high approximately.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Avalanche vase..............


.......raku with fatty white crackle glaze  Approximately 12-inches tall.  Ceramic.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Isotope Icon #1:.....................


........."Radioactive Child of the Half-Life Madonna".   5-inches x 7-inches x 2.5-inches.  Raku ceramic elements mounted on a wooden panel.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Alternative kiln construction........

The kiln under full fire (around 1700F).

approaching the magic point of 1850-degrees F


.........finished.  31-gallon trash can with 1-inch 8# ceramic fiber.  Double-thickness on the floor and lid of the kiln.  The heat source is a Harbor Freight weed burner hooked up to a 20# tank at the moment.

The initial raku fire went well - about 45 minutes to reach 1850F (taking it slowly).  Nothing melted nor caught on fire.  Now the fun begins.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Raku sculpture...................



....and bowl.  Trying for a geological look.....an origin of material.  Copper sand raku glaze with heavy reduction.  Fired to 1850F. 

The bowl exterior also had a first layer of red iron/frit wash.


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Cthulhu Rises!..........................



......in several guises......the top - the Crow-Kin Cthulhu, the bottom, your basic primitive Cthulhu idol......constructed of earthenware clay.  Both are in the first stages of sculpting.  Roughly 6-7 inches high.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Newest Garden Totem........


......the last of summer I suspect.  Found a lovely cobalt blue glaze.  3-feet high.  Available @ the Gallery at Ten Oaks.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Raku bowl.............


.....Piepenburg patina.   About 6-inches in diameter.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Raku Rocking and Rolling....................


......mask in Georgies' Apple Crackle glaze.  5 minutes in reduction, opened, fueled and flamed, then reduced for 15 more minutes. 

Life-sized, ceramic.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

RAKU..............rock & roll.............






@ Cross Creek Pottery (Kelly & Pam Donaldson).  The first raku crow-kin.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Beating the Heat......





....at the beach.  40-degree difference between here and the valley.