Monday, May 9, 2011

Sacramento C&S Show and Sale May 7th-8th

My top winner! 1st place, Best Advanced Succulent, Best Madagascan
Succulent. Plant measures 16" in diameter. I wanted to show this plant
but not in the commercial pot it was in. Attempted to make a container
2months ago that cracked badly during the 1st firing. The next try I put
in the kiln too soon and it exploded. The pot it in now I made on Apr
27th, force dried and fired it on May 2nd. It was staged on the 4th and
transported to the show on the 6th.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Two new bonsai pots

A 3.5"x1" deep literati

A 4"x1" deep oval

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Purchasing pots

I set up a simple site to sell my wares, have a look...

Pottery by kitoi

There's also a link on the right of the page, pots for purchase.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

1st public sale!!

My 1st public sale Saturday March 19th at the Caro Desert Nursery in Littlerock CA. It will be a Potter's Sale and Plant Auction. I'm the only potter from N.CA the rest are from the L.A. area.
Sale is 9am till dark, auction starts at 1:00.

I'm bringing about 90 pots, ranging from 1" to 12" diameter. Here's a few samples

Monday, March 7, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fondue pots

These will be going up for auction tomorrow at Armijo High School Band's Crabfeed fundraiser

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Largest thrown bowl

For me anyway. 14in diameter x 7in deep

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Donation project

My son's high school band is having a crabfeed the end of February and was asked if I could make some for the auction. Made up 6 butter melters that were bisque fired over the weekend. Made up some glazes yesterday that will be applied this coming weekend.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New pots

I don't do much trimming normally but after making a few bowls for gifts over the holidays I need some practice. Made a few bowls yesterday and trimmed them this morning.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Plectranthus ernestii

I've had this plant for about 10yrs, purchase as a branching seedling swimming in a 2in square plastic pot. It has been in that same container the entire time till a few days ago when I decided to stage it. It's not terrible hard to grow unless you live in a hot summer area (which I do). During the hotter months I keep under a bench with a northern exposure so it does not get too hot. Gets watered periodically, maybe every 3-4wks so it looks a bit dried out by the time the next drink comes around. Never fed, only freshened soil and placed back in the same container about 5yrs ago. Stays exposed to the elements during the winter where it get rained on and fattens up.

The pot is a 3in oval

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Commission complete

It's taken some time but it's finally finished! Drying time at this time of the year takes so long but it does reduce the incidence of unwanted cracks in the bottom. This is a 12in diameter round container destined to support a ponderosa pine.