Monday, March 31, 2014

What's Marsha doing now?

Just opened
First Pull up the wall
No idea what the stick is doing...tee hee.  Ask her!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

birds~ tweet tweet

Pat the second made some lovely birds...this one has a crown and pearls...the queen bird maybe?

Thursday, March 27, 2014


The ware cart is full of recently glazed works.  Isn't that a nice planter?  (Bonnie did this, I'm pretty sure)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lynda's vase

Lynda has again come up with a gorgeous combination of glazes for her vase.  It sits on the ware shelf after being glazed.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014


A well worked luminary by Pat the second (meaning the second Pat who now works in our studio!)

Lovely matt bronze green glaze on it.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Pat's finished pitcher

Pat finished her pitcher...the one we've recorded here from the beginning!  It sure is gorgeous!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Owls anyone?

Some recent glazed work including some great little owls planters by our students.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Matilda's carvings


Matilda Tanner is one of our teachers, and she has a great technique of carving on pots.  Here dragonflies grace a bowl.  It is waiting to be glazed.

You can see more of her work in her YouTube movies HERE.  The latest showed how to make fairies!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Friday Sarah

When you drop by the studio on Friday mornings, Sarah Vekasi will greet you.  Her own studio is also nearby, and you can see what she is creating HERE.

Here she's grinding a rough spot off the bottom of a dish that just came out of the kiln.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Different potters, different pots

Foreground, incense burners, then 3 mugs, and yellow toothbrush holder by Barbara Rogers.  Background, oil container and casserole by Marsha Cozart.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Visit by a friend

A student of Geoff Bird's who we welcome whenever she is in the neighborhood.  Like many of our students, she commutes from a few miles away.

Bette Potter Jones has a great deal of experience from a community studio in Miami and she'll answer questions about it, I bet.  No, she doesn't commute from quite that far away!

Lovely oil container

On a whim Marsha Cozart made an oil container (is that the correct term?)

It came out so cute, though bigger than she expected.
And look at that gorgeous casserole!

Marsha is Geoff Bird's student.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

More potter fun!

They may have left the studio, but their heads are completely absorbed by pottery talk!  Gail and Pat talked about different shapes and techniques outside one of their favorite restaurants.

Bonnie and Gail are good friends, and aren't too proud to have clay on their clothes when they go to lunch!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Pat's pitcher, next stage...

OK, if you've looked at our students' work before, or know much of anything about pottery, you'll recognize that this is a bisqued pot.  It's waiting for a coat of glaze, then a higher temperature firing and then it will be finished.  In case you look at the last post, you might notice that it's shrunk a bit already. By the time it's finished, it will be about 15% smaller than the original size.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pat's pitcher

Pat's making a large pitcher.

I'm sure this will be the first of many.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lynda's animals

Coming home from the gallery show are 2 of Lynda Keith's lovely clay animals. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Busy clay workers

The foreground shows (left) some handles lying on their sides, firming up before being married to some mugs.  And on the lower right there's the sludge blue bucket...where reclaimed clay will be mixed, then spread on a plaster slab which you can actually see under the red table legs.  Above, on top of that work table, 3 clay artists are seen hard at work, Gail, Pat and Lynda.