Archive for Handbuilt Pottery Instruction

Handbuilding a Coil Pot

I would like to show the steps to build a coil pot.

Flat bottom and soft coils set aside to firm up.

Coils are pinched together on the inside of the pot and set aside to firm up.

Time to decide where to take the shape.

Time to decide when to stop.

Here it is!

Now to dry it, bisque fire it, and choose just the right glaze.

I am excited to see what it will look like.

Early Spring

Holy cow!  My garden looks like the 1st of May.

It feels like a time warp.

80’S in March? I don’t  Know when to plant the peas!!!!!!

It was pretty slow around here this week so I thought I would show some photos of the glazing and firing areas of the studio.

We have so many glazes to create our pieces with and that really makes glazing so much fun.


We can hardly wait to see them come out of the kilns, sooooo exciting.

We converted our old coal bin into the kiln room over 30 years ago. It has ample room for our 2 kilns
and shelving for glazed ware. It has seen a lot of use and a lot of smiles.

Thanks for stopping by.
See ya soon, Georgie

Studio Tour

Studio Tour

The studio is located in the coolest garage ever.  It was converted into a year round living space.

The clay is stacked in the corner, plants fill the windows, a large slab roller, drying racks, work tables…

   

and fairies.

Very cozy.  The kilns, glazing area, packing and shipping are located in the basement of the house.

Ron and I are avid gardeners. We plot and plan how to figure out how to get more plants into our small space.

   

The garden has a life of its own filled with perennials, vegetables, stuff and fairies.

Thank you, Georgie

A Note From Georgie…

Morning Glory outside of our Pottery Handbuilding Studio

Thank you so much for visiting with me. After years of working with the magic of clay, I am grateful to share with you these beautiful creations that give me great joy.

Each piece is handmade using slab, hump mold, coil, and extruded techniques. The beautiful jeweltone glazes are amazing. The colors and combination of colors are endless and very exciting. The pieces are mostly terra-cotta and some white stoneware clay, and are bisque and glaze fired to mid firing range temperature of 2005 degrees.

I think that each piece I make has a beautiful home to live in and beautiful people to love it. I want everyone who owns one of my creations to feel as if it was made especially for them.

Many new designs and glazes are on the way. I will stay in touch.

Thank you, Georgie