Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pottery show 2009

My annual pottery show happened this past weekend at the Nepean Sportsplex. This year there weren't too many potters participated, and there weren't too much traffic either. But I still had a great time. It's always nice to meet with people that like pottery.

My table

My table at the end of the first day.

I picked up a few more mugs before my show. 3 of them are glazed with butter and dark clear green and one with mysterious blue.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A week before the yearly pottery show

The yearly Winter Art and Pottery show will be on next weekend. I've been prepping my work for the show. This year I will have closed to 60 pieces displaying at the show. Here are some of my new work:
Hand-built plate w

Hand-built plates carved nicely with bamboo or scenery and glazed with Mysterious Blue.

Mysterious Blue mug

A mug glazed with butter

Square mugs glazed with butter and dark clear green

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall season

The Fall is here and it has been a lot cooler than the previous years. The heat is on since the end of September, however pots are still not drying as fast as they should be.....I made some mugs 2 weeks ago and they weren't dry enough to trim until last Friday. And of course I didn't have enough time on Friday night to trim all 7 of them and attach handles on them. I ended up bringing all of them home (and yes it was a bit dangerous, but I made it home). I even put on the handles on the same evening, so they are all done now. Here are two of them (and they are square mugs):
Here are some pictures from my recent works:

Hand-built plates nicely designed by Richard and glazed with Myterious Blue

A plate and a bowl with new glaze (turquoise) at the studio

A plate with Randy's Red and Mysterious Blue

A couple of bowls with butter and dark clear green

Square bowl with butter and slate blue

BTW, I also submitted the registration form for this year's Winter Pottery and Arts Sale and will find out if I get in at the end of the month.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Second last class of the spring session

The spring studio session is once again coming to the end. I just came back from the second last class. I didn't make too many pots, just 3 bowls. I also trimmed the 3 pieces I've made 3 weeks ago and they were surprisingly nice to trim. I guess things have been drying very slowly at the studio.

Since, I didn't go to the studio last week (due to the company's boat cruise), I went to the studio last Saturday to pick up all my mugs. They turned out quite nice. This time around, I made some square mugs. Those were my first and I am sure I will make some more in the future. I brought a few mugs into work the past week and got very good comments from my co-workers. I sold a few as well. Thanks Julie and Sara!

These mugs were glazed in different glazes. Two of them are butter and dark clear green. The other one is butter and slate blue.
These two are with Julie's favourite colours (kermit green and mysterious blue) and hence they are now Julie's.
These 3 are in a new combination, butter and black.
Another one of the plate with Richard's artwork. Unfortunately, I left it in the glaze bucket for too long....hence some of the details are missing.
Plate with denim blue and randy's red, didn't turn out as well as the one I did last year.

More nice artworks by Richard
Noodle bowls with butter and emerald green.
Square mug with kermit green and mysterious blue.
A big mug with butter and dark clear green.
These mugs are glazed with butter and slate blue.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pictures from Spring 2009 session

Almost half way through the Spring 2009 session, it's definitely time to update my blog with some pictures. There were also some interesting moments I would like to share. The first interesting moment was me having trouble trimming a pot.... no matter how I trimmed it, the foot was still not level (according to my leveler). It turned out that the table was not level. I would have never thought of it if I didn't have my leveler. The second interesting moment was that I managed to spend over 2-3 classes (I lost count already) and still weren't able to finish my 9 mugs. I guess attaching handles just take a long time... I still have 3 mugs to finish off for next week. Guess I won't be making mugs for a while, at least not for this session.

Here are some pictures of my new pots:

Black and Mysterious Blue have to be my all my favorite combination.

Randy's Red mug

These lovely plates were craved by Richard and glazed with Mysterious Blue. He is quite an artist!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It has been a while since my last update...

Wow, it's already March, over 3 months since my last update. I guess it really doesn't help when pottery didn't start again until the 3rd week of January and I have been really slow on taking pictures of my new pots. Here we are in March and 2 more "classes" to go before the winter session is over. I had registered for both spring and summer sessions on the Wednesday night just past and of course I had to stay up past mid-night for that. But I am glad that I got in to both sessions.

Here comes some of my new pots:
These 2 bowls were made from the fall session, glazed with black and Mysterious Blue. I really like this combination and I am sure I will be using this combination very often.

So, the winter session started off with mug fever, here are the mugs I've made. There are quite unique in a way.
Maybe these 2 should be called cups. There are glazed with black and "runny" butter.
Speaking of "runny" the kermit green and dark clear green is the most "runny" combination. But, I have to say that this is also one of the best combination. However, I won't be using it much more because not only that this combination is very runny, it also doesn't stick too well. The big mug in this picture has a bare spot unfortunately and this isn't the first time, but I think it will be the last. :(The lovely Randy's Red mugs.