Archive for the ‘Pottery’ Category

Next week’s sale event has an added bonus.

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

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Come on down, check out the pots, Das Cafe before 3 pm and come to this fun event.

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Lori making awa with the goods.

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James Setty and Jim Pritchard. My brothers from a different mother.

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The sale contimues November 30 and December 7.

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Lotts of things to buy.

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Katherine and Leonard Romney…all smiles.

Grateful Firing

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Thanksgiving Day 2013. I unloaded the kiln while the bird was roasting at home. Grateful day for sure.
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36 hours of cooling and the wood burner is ready to unload.

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Breaking away the door plaster.

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The first glimps bodes well.

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Doors unbricked and ready to go.

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Davey and Jonathan dropped by to help.

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Small jugs. $36 ea.

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Hot face tea bowls. $50 ea

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Round boxes with thistle slip. $75 ea.

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Yummy soup bowls. $40 ea.

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Small tea bowls. $25 ea.

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Bread Bakers. $180 ea.

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Motar and Pestel sets. $24 ea.

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The tea pots. $200 ea.

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The pies $60 ea.

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The jugs. $90-$120 ea.

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The whole mess.

Daily Bread

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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After a summer of river running, gardening and tending the orchard. I am turning my primary attention to potting again. I have made some pots over the summe rbetween thing but for the rest of the year will be pretty focused on the clay thing. Above are some bread pots I made yesterday and today and an image of one of them I made earlier this year with bread made by an artoist friend named Dan Barney.

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Dan and Cass Barney.

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Summer Workshop

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

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I have agreed to teach a one week throwing workshop for Snow College in Ephraim, Utah as part of their Summer Snow program. The class will run June 3-7 and will focus of throwing and finishing green pots. There will not be a firing as part of this class. I want to use all of the available time on passing on forming techniques to the interested student.
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The Colors of November

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

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Yesterday was National Small Business Day. We had a great turn out at the shop. Lee and I were both there greeting people and helping them make off with pottery galore and Mom’s Stuff Salve.
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As always the best part of the day for us is meeting wonderful people and hanging out. Please think about dropping by next Saturday December 1. We will be there.

Sale Day Tomorrow

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

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While Lee roasted the bird I went with Zina, Caleb, Angus and Davey O. and unloaded the kiln. This is what I do every Thanksgiving. We don’t go away for the day because I need to be here getting things ready for the sale. It is not a Black Friday sale, just a chanc efor our friends to come a see what I have been up to since I left off river running.
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Olive Us and loading the kiln

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012


Last July Gabrielle and Ben Blair of Design Mom brought their kids to the shop and filmed this little clip for their web based TV show Olive Us. Today Gabrielle posted a blog about their visit featuring the clip. She also posted a nice blog about Mom’s Stuff back in September.

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Making cone packs is always such a joy.

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Grinding shelves is a close second.

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Getting to the actual loading pretty late in the day.

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Miller time finally came at 9:30 pm.
Good Night All.

The Last Pots of 2012

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

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Visiting Das Cafe a day ago I caught a friend enjoying her coffee in one of the cups I made for them earlier this year. It minded be that I should make some more for the next firing. I finished throwing and trimming and am now firing a bisque in preparation for a glaze firing next week in the wood burner.

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Covered Bowls

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

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This is the images I selected for the sale card that will be going out next week to advertise the holiday sale we will be having November 23, 24 and December 1.
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I am making a few more covered bowls like the one on the card because everyone wants to have one like the pot on the card.

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The day after election day.

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

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Well, the sun came up and the world apparently will go on. This is the view from the intersection where the pottery shop sits looking away from the shop. It is a nice quiet spot considering it is on the main street of the town that calls itself a city. When Spring City was incorporated in 1870 or so, the population was large enough to warrant that title. It could not qualify today. I like it small but Spring City does have a nice ring to it.

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Yesterday I voted and made pots. Both privileges that I don’t take lightly. I love the feel of wet clay moving in my hands about as much as anything. Rowing a boat and spading up good soil are other things that come to mind. I’ll throw in there the feel of her hand in mine just for good measure.

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Sweet smoke makes the pottery shop a nice place to work.