Monday, December 12, 2011

Bethel Horizons

I've moved! I am now working out of Bethel Horizons as a volunteer organizer. My studio space is mostly set up, and I plan on throwing some mugs on Wednesday. This is a new opportunity for Elemental Pottery. Expect great things!

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New wholesale interest!

Someone just got in touch with me and expressed interest in buying some wholesale stuff for a new store in Brodhead - the Harvest Moon. Pretty exciting, especially since the Artisans on the Square will be shutting down for good soon. I was planning on cleaning and sanding my pots this week from the firing I did in December, but before I put them up on Etsy, she will have first dibs. I'm all about selling my stuff locally. Hopefully this works out for both of us.

So after I do some much needed work on the van, I'll be in the greenhouse with a dustmask...

Man, I love this weather. I wish it would stay like this...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Etsy store!

I have opened an etsy store, and I have to say I'm liking it. Hope you guys do too:

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Hi, everyone. Just to let you all know, I am getting ready for the first firing of the year. Right now, I am planning on lighting the kiln tomorrow, and finishing sometime Saturday the 3rd. If you would like to come by anytime during the weekend, please let us know.

So far, our show schedule is small, as I will be trying to get into more galleries this year. The first show will be at the Cambridge Pottery Festival, June 14th and 15th.

Hope to see you all soon!

Friday, May 04, 2007

April 2007 firing

The stuff is out of the kiln, and looks great. The ash coverage is excellent, and I got some nice, deep browns, and warm flashing. Needless to say, I'm pretty happy. Here are some pictures. Sorry I didn't have time to make the layout a little better, but I think the pictures are all you need anyway:

April 2007 firing

Enjoy. Comments are neat.

Monday, April 30, 2007

First firing of 2007 finished!

After 40 hours, we finished the first firing of the year. I peeked in the kiln this morning (36 hours later and it was still 500*) and the color looks promising. I will post pictures of the work after I open it tomorrow or Wednesday. Until then, here are some pictures of the loading and firing:

The door is almost bricked up:

Wood - cut and ready:

I used some good bourbon for my lighting ritual:

I keep the kiln below 200* for six hours to drive off any remaining water:

Taking is easy:

Getting hotter:

Bethany looking tough in the morning:

Side-stoking some wood and wet sawdust:

Almost finished (at about 2300*). Those are flames coming out of the chimney:

The moon: