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.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

"Atomic Tom III: Enlightenment"...............




.......assemblage.  20" x 11" x 8".  LED-lit vacuum tubes/valves, pulsing (heartbeat) milliamp meter and color changing LED in the head.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Atomic Tom...............


........the saga continues.  All the LEDs are wired up -- the valves light, the milliamp meter pulses and there is a color changing LED in the head.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

In Progress....


........tentatively titled "Atomic Tom III: Enlightenment".  Assemblage.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dreamship..........


......assemblage.  18" x 9" x 3".  Created for Artists In Action "outside the box" silent auction at the Bush Park Art Fair coming up in a few weeks.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"Stain of Silence".............



.........ceramic.  Multiple firings: stains, oxides, glazes & stained glass.  Roughly 6" x 6" x 3". 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Da Boys..............


.........are in town looking for Mister Trouble.... Three of the newest Crow-Kin.

Monday, June 25, 2018

I AM...............



..........ceramic. 6-inches x 6-inches x 3-inches.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Two more new Totems of Crow.............




.........ceramic, 3-feet tall.  Available @ the The Gallery at Ten Oaks.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Totem of Crow 6..............


................high fired glazed ceramic.  3-feet tall.

Friday, June 22, 2018

More Eastern Oregon............


The Columbia River near Arlington


Interstate 84 headed west near Pendleton


Mount Hood as seen from Maryhill Stonehenge

Maryhill Stonehenge .............





........on the Washington side of the Columbia near Biggs Junction OR.

Link to Wikipedia here

Thursday, June 21, 2018