Sunday, April 25, 2010

Low fire

Received a request to make some low fire pots. Oxides don't melt at 1922f so I added some 3134 frit to reduce the melting point of the manganese dioxide.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Chop or my signage

Have been busy making pots and getting ready for the 1st C&S show of the year. The Sacramento C&S club show and sale is May 1st. There's a load of pots in a bisque fire this morning and will fire again on Wednesday so I can a have a couple pots done by Friday for setup.

As you can see this is how you can identify a Kitoi pot. I've been attempting to design a stamp but have not been happy with the results so far. I'll keep trying....

Monday, April 12, 2010


After many hours and effort this is the result. This 18" oval cracked horribly....but why? having sharp edges along the fissures I'm guessing the damage occurred on the cool down.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Shallow Bonsai Pots

A couple of bonsai containers from my last firing. Both are 1.25" deep and both oval. The 1st one has a 12.5" diameter. A Jatropha is destined for this pot.

The 2nd is 7.5" wide

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Drying Big pots

Thought I'd better post something to show I'm still at it.

My next project is a large oval, finished dimensions will be approximately 18"x 4" deep. The intention is for an Operculicarya to be staged in a wind swept style, hopefull to be completed by the August for the Intercity show in L.A.

Here are a few more large pots drying

The plastic under the bottom pot is too keep the feet from drying too fast while resting on a sheet of plywood, if the plastic was not there the wood would wick moisture out too quickly causing the feet not to bond properly.