Monday, November 30, 2009

Shibui ice inked

Purchased this glaze months ago and finally had the time and the pieces to do a ^10 firing. This 5" square bonsai pot was made with paperclay, walls are 1/4" thick and perfectly square.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dragon matte test

Testing dragon matte at ^6 over a RIO wash

Dragon matte without wash

Transparent green over dark fissured clay

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tylecodon paniculata

One my bigger paniculata staged in a recent creation, pot diameter is 7"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Out of the kiln

Cassius basalitic 6.5" round

Dover white 4.5" round

Dover white 2.5" octagon

The following are all made with Stoneware 1c

6.5" octagon twist

5.5" round

6" slight oval

6" round
4" round

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Received a shipment yesterday of various roots/tubers, Tylecodon, Eriospermum and Boophane. All winter growers so I'll pot them up today and they should waking up shortly.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

cdbc variation

A variation of a recipe I received from a flickr member. This was two coats brushed on, one more would may have been better.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Othonna Euphobioides

This is one of my more challenging stagings. When I got it about 5-6yrs ago it was tall and rank. The roots had grown out of the drain holes and into the soil at the nursery, plus in a bit too much shade. Instead of chopping it up I removed the lower branches and let the plant desiccate so the limbs would have some flex to them. After about 8wk sitting bareroot I wired it to the pot and around the rock as well as changing the position of the branches. It stayed bound up for 2yrs and bindings were removed in Sept of this year.

Among the first pots I made in 2007 and is 12" square x 1.5" deep and glazed blue to contrast with the greenish yellow flowers.

Gift of Orchid

My sister wanted an orchid, her birthday party is tomorrow and this is our gift. Made the pot last month, purchased the plant a couple of days ago and staged it this morning. Was worried the pot was too small but looks nice IMHO, what do you think?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Customer image-Monadenium ritchiei

A friend purchased a couple of pots from me last week, he was kind enough to share it with me and allow it to be posted it here. Great job Mr. T!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A few winter growers

Had to take a better photo of my most recent repot

Another Ceraria pygmaea

Tylecodon hirtifolius

underside of foliage setail

Tylecodon paniculata, a branch had broken off. I placed on top of some soil and a couple of months later it struck root.