Ashes From the Fireplace…

Medium fired black clay, sprayed with ash-water slurry, fired to cone 6 oxidation

The other day when I was sweeping up the ashes from my fireplace, I paused to look at the benign powdery stuff in my dust pan with wonder. For wasn’t it this ash (which I was in the process of sweeping away) that created those interesting, unreplicable surfaces on the wood fired pots that I so loved? I wondered what result these ashes might yield in a cone 6 oxidation kiln.… continue reading

Carving Workshop 2017

I will be hosting a hands on carving workshop at my studio, in Round Rock, on April 22nd, 2017.
The focus of this year’s workshop will be “SGRAFFITO”

Sgraffito: A form of decoration made by scratching through a surface of slip to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color.

Details of the Workshop…

Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Venue: my studio at 8022 Whitworth Ln. Round Rock, Texas 78681
Cost: $125

Each participant will be provided with two tiles and a pot to practice this carving technique.… continue reading

Allergies, A Good Story and Lots of Cuddles!

When we first moved to Austin, back in 2003, we were excited to learn that Austin was also known as the live music capital of the world but we didn’t read the fine print…Austin- the allergy capital of the world 🙁 .
Most Austinites will know what I am talking about. Well, we did not realize this, till our son, now 9 years old, started suffering from severe allergies a few years ago. It could have been partly hereditary, as our son not only shares his birthday with his grandfather, (my dad) but also allergies.… continue reading