Episode IV: A New Show

  So it has been some time since I have had a chance to post to this blog. I am hoping to change that in the coming days and months. I have been so busy making pottery and teaching that I haven’t had a chance to write up making pottery and teaching. The irony of … Continue reading

How to Unf@4k Your Pot Ep 3

A new episode of How to Unf@4k Your pot is out. It covers trimming and decoration. Here is where you can see it and a list of corresponding blogs: TRIMMING YOUR F$%KING BOWL UNF$%KING YOUR TRIMMING OK, YOU’VE MADE A BOWL…NOW WHAT?   I hope it helps you in your ceramics education. Become a patron and help … Continue reading

New Webseries – How to unf$%k your pot

Hello All, I’ve launched a new web series entitled – How to unf%$k your pot. In it I will be going through different lessons in pottery making. As they come out, I will embed them into previous posts about the same lesson. You can see what I mean in my wedging post. However, the following … Continue reading

Pottery life lessons

Every Saturday, every other Sunday and one Saturday night a month I teach a pottery workshop at Choplet.com that is meant predominantly for beginners. I mean, absolutely, 100% never touched clay before beginners. o As I go around helping everyone out I find I keep spouting the same pieces of advice that sound like they … Continue reading

Let’s talk about your hands

Obviously, its winter time. As I write there is a powerful blizzard is assaulting the north east, blanketing us with snow. Now if you’re like me, pottery is in your blood and you work with clay no matter the weather of the temperature. Also if you’re like me, you find that the skin on your … Continue reading

Where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing

For several months now I’ve been working on an ongoing commission of 850 tumbler cups. You can read about the start of it here.  It has been an all encompassing process that only until recently, I’ve been able to emerge from. What I would like to discuss today are some technical tips for doing a large … Continue reading

An interesting detour

So I meant to do a post about making lids today, but fate has interceded. (Forgive the grand eloquence I’ve been on a Netflix series Borgia binge). Any way, I’ve taken on a sub contract for a large commission. Luckily, the commission requires that I make the pieces with slip casting, something that I am … Continue reading

Lets talk about lids

Hi there, sorry there was no blog last week, its been an unexpectedly hectic around here. This is going to be a slight departure from the usual post that I do. I want to talk about lids and specifically about type and style. So think of this as more of an analysis to give you … Continue reading

Its not a goblet, till you’ve connected the stem

Hello, through the magic of blogging we’ll pick up this week with connecting the two pieces that were thrown last week to make a goblet. I’m happy to say that filming the process went as normal and there will be corresponding video to the advice given below. So huzzah! In last weeks blog, I discussed … Continue reading

Elevate your cup, make a goblet

First off I will apologize, because no matter what I tried I could not get the video I shot for this post off my phone and working properly. So I will do my best to be as informative as I can about first half of making a goblet. Second, why you should want to learn … Continue reading