Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Butterfly fish (in progress)

Another dinner-sized plate. I want to hang these guys on the wall at the Gallery at Lighthouse. Next up: a triggerfish.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012


12 inches wide; brown clay with Gunmetal green, shino, and yellow glazes

I wish I could make these plates life-sized... Opah's grow to 6 feet long!

Oval fish platter (Bass) in progress

First, I make a fish pancake and let it rest for a few hours...
...and then I transfer it to a mold.
 This platter's 20 inches wide. After firing, it should measure around 18 inches.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Goldfish plate

Discus plate

Chun glaze over white clay

American Redstart plate

The male's black and red and the female's tan and yellow; they're flirting. It's for our Garden Show (opens May 3, 2013).

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Hurricane Sandy managed to knock out power in the Cleveland area. No power in the pottery studio = no sump pump. The water level reached several inches, and unfired work on lower shelves became a puddle of mud. No one remembers what these pieces used to be. Remarkably, we're up and running again, but the place smells like fish.