Friday, December 21, 2012

More experimentation ...

My students are crying "Sir, our clay is drying out before we can finish!". I told them they take several class periods to do something which should take one. "You need to work faster!"
They bet me I couldn't work faster than them...

Wedged, cut, and assembled in about 25 minutes...teaching as I worked. Nice sized slab bottle sitting on a nine inch square plate. Next class period I'll smooth it out and decorate.

Location:Sumay Memorial St,Santa Rita,Guam

Thursday, December 13, 2012


The PO for my kiln is finally in the hands of the vendor!! He says my new Skutt 1227-3 kiln should be in my possession in the next 4-6 weeks!! The half ton of clay, 15 gallons of glazes, and various gloves, tongs, and tools should arrive within 2 weeks as well! Is this a GREAT Christmas or what?!?! Woooo Hooooo!!!

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Kiln update...

The kiln purchase order has been input into the system, and the superintendent has tasked someone with pushing it through the process this week. If everything falls into place I should be installing my new Skutt 1227-3 sometime around the 2nd week of January! Now I just have to sort all the greenware into manageable kiln loads, and set up a tentative firing schedule. I foresee back-to-back firings for the first two to three weeks that we own this new kiln... and that's just for the bisque firings! I need to order some more glazes for my work, and I guess I'd better get set to mix some self leveling kiln wash...

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Slab time!

The students have finally reached the slab plate assignment! I always enjoy this one because of the great stamping designs they come up with.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Slab box project

Here's the first of the boxes!
I will post some more on Monday...
It's an underwater adventure, complete with a scuba diver!

New work posted on
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

The first of the face mugs...

Just a quick note and a couple of pics of the latest work...

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Location:Reyes Ct,Sinajana,Guam

Friday, October 19, 2012

The last of the pinch pots...I hope

Here's a few pictures of the (hopefully) last of the pinch pots.

I'll have pictures of their face mugs next week. The practice mugs have been pretty interesting...

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Location:Southern High School

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pinch pots - a race to finish!

Third week of pinch pots, and the students are attempting to finish up their final pot, and get their design on it. In three weeks time they must make five practice, one final, and decorate the final with one of the three designs they have created. Luckily most of them will finish in time - by the end of class Friday. As you can see, most are in the final stages, but not everyone...

Some impressive work in this class. Another class tomorrow!
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Location:Southern High School