Category Archives: Art and Craft

Hauling Clay with My Sibs

n Sunday, all of my six siblings were up for a family gathering and I took the opportunity to corral the extra hands into moving the clay my students and I dug from the deposit site to the barn.  My two … Continue reading

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Mudders

hree hours of digging with this gumptious crew finished the annual clay dig.  Yeah, those jeans were blue.  

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More Glaze Research Results

ere are some further results from the cone 6 glaze research I am doing in my electric kiln with the cedar ash and clay from the farm: < Nepheline Syenite  43                   … Continue reading

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New Glaze Research with Meyer Clay and Cedar Ash

 ast week I did some testing for cone 6 glazes made with the clay and ash from the farm.  I would like to develop some nice glazes from those materials to use in my electric kiln at cone 6.  The … Continue reading

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Making Bouja Bowls!

oday we unloaded some more hay from the hayloft in the morning (we figure there is hopefully only 3 more loads (60 bales) left)!  I also loaded my small electric kiln with the Bouja bowls above that I threw this last … Continue reading

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Argillologists

rgillologists is what my student, Jackson, and I named ourselves as we dug clay at the farm all afternoon today.  Argilla is Latin for clay.  It was a fantastic day, with the scouring rush > blooming around us.  This was … Continue reading

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Back at Clay Makin’

n Wednesday, my Mom helped me set up our clay processing equipment behind the barn.  I ran all of the trimmings (clay scraps from pottery making) from our ‘gutter’ from last year through the whole process to clean them, so the … Continue reading

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