Archive for April 9th, 2008

Cataract Canyon again.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Lee and I escaped to Moab after her opening to float the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon. Rick Gate and Bob Armstrong went along for the ride…and hiking.
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Old friends.
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Better with age.
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Richard Charles Edward Gate.
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Bob Armstrong the hiking fool of the Colorado Plateau.
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Our old gray boat Homer under the bathtub ring of Powell Reservoir. I don’t think the lake will ever get that high again given water demands of down stream users.

Lee’s Show

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Lee opened a show last week at David Ericson Fine Art. A lot of friends, family and others came out for the opening reception. This is the first major exhibition of Lee’s work since before she had surgery four years ago.
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My dad’s brother Robert, his cousin Ann Jensen, his sister Eileen and his wife Francine.
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My cousin Julie McKean Prince with Francine.
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Robert with Zina the Good.
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Jen Hicks’ daughter Natalie in front of the painting she modeled for.

Radio West Rebroadcast: The Doug, Lee and Joe Show

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

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Last May Doug Fabrizio came to Spring City to tape his radio show “Radio West”. With Lee opening the first major exhibition since her illness tonight in Salt Lake City KUER is rebroadcasting the interview today @ 11 AM and again at 7PM. The MP3 will be available to down load for listening for the next couple of months.

Rick’s photos

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Rick Gate has a new leica. He brought it by recently and shot a bunch of files of me making pots. I’ll share a few here.
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Joe the Potter happy at his kraft. Warming up here for the pottery olympics to be held in Tibet later this year.
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Local boy makes good with big balls of mud.
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The following series detail the making of a tall 10 lb cylinder from tow 5 lb cylinders.
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The phone rings a lot at my shop.
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Lining up the cylinders with breath tightly held in check.
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Carefully joining the two parts.
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Cutting the upper half away from the bat with a fettling knife.
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After the bat is removed extra clay can be trimmed away. If you hold your mouth just right this will work at home kids.
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A couple of pulls will make the joining of the two halves work better visually.
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The joint is now the weakest part of the pot so I pull out the “cheater” to stiffen it up and the #&*$! phone rings again.
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Be careful Daddy be careful!
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A row of finished pots.