Monday, October 11, 2010


I've been playing with the idea for a while; I finally made a prototype and mocked it up successfully enough to pitch it to Jug.  Jug organizes the NorCal XC league and provides trophies every year.

When he bit, and ordered 9 trophies I got to work.  Lots of pieces later - each trophy consists of 8 individually crafted pieces - I had this gaggle of paragliders.

The wing, pod, and 'fake rock,' are fired stoneware. They came together well and I had surprisingly few disastrous moments.

The next batch will go much easier and, I expect, will have more consistent results.

I hope everybody likes their trophies!


Friday, October 8, 2010

Latest Kiln Load 10/2010

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Today I pulled out some good results.  I've been trying to dial in some glazes, and finally worked out some combinations that resulted in a comfortable surface and great complex breaks.

The mugs are Christmas presents and all have a good feel.  I included some lidded vases and tea bowls also.

I had a 1/2 full kiln because I had some ceramic paraglider trophy parts that I needed this week.  The parts are being assembled and I will post photos soon.