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I will demonstrate throwing a large bowl on the potter's wheel and there will be some information on my glazing technique.
From Port Townsend:
- Take SR 20/SR19 south.
- Continue on SR 19 for approximately 10 miles until you come to the four way stop w/ flashing light in Chimacum.
- Turn right at the light and you will be heading South on Center Rd.
- In 4.5 miles turn left onto Egg and I Road.
- After 1/2 mile, studio is on the left.
Lately I’ve been thinking about why I make pottery and the only answer I have to this question is that I have a real need to create.
If I weren’t a potter I would probably be a chef or an architect. Some kind of work that involves piecing multiple ingredients together and that requires a balance of art and science. I love ceramics because it involves taking simple, earthy, natural materials like clay, silica, and feldspar and combining these ingredients into a product more interesting than it’s parts. It reminds me of bringing together a talented group of people who, when brought together, create an entity that is so much more magnificent than any individual could be on their own.
Each piece I hand throw on the potters wheel out of porcelain clay. I fire them once before decorating with food safe glazes and underglazes. They’re then fired again to 2200F to make them durable enough for everyday use. I hope you have as much fun using these as I have making them.
Studio is open by appointment during the remainder of the year.