Sunday, June 4, 2017

Home alone

Home alone and unsupervised yesterday . Played at the wheel in the morning and fired up the Raku kiln after lunch. This platter is the result of the firing 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The wait is over

The long wait is over . In January I was diagnosed with colon cancer and was under the knife on January 18. Woke up with a nice accessory that I got to wear for three months . So now the accessory is gone , the let down surgery was April 11 and I have reached the 6 week mark  and can get back on the wheel , and start operating my kilns again . Yea!
Here are a few of the Raku pieces  I fired this week 

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Burning up the elements . I go in for follow up surgery this coming Tuesday , and I'm getting all the unfinished work fired . Here are some pieces I pulled from the kiln this morning

Friday, March 31, 2017

Birthday present

My son and his wife were out here last week from Ohio . Had a great visit . We did a Raku for his birthday present . Here are a few pictures .

Monday, March 13, 2017

From today's second Raku firing

As you can tell from the post there was a first firing , and it all came out looking like crap . Thankfully I have the glaze combo down for my platters . Just out there having fun 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Feeling better every day

It has been six weeks since my initial surgery for colon cancer . In another six weeks they do the reversal , and I go back to light duty lifting four another four weeks . I am starting to feel almost normal . I have started throwing  on the wheel and it feels good .
So yesterday was a great day and I fired up the Raku hot box , the pics below are my results .

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Back behind the wheel

Friday was my first time driving since my surgery , and I found myself deep in the heart of Page Springs I was enlisted to video of a Raku at an undisclosed location . I think my friend was just helping get me off my a$$
Unfortunately this blog doesn't upload video , so if you want to see the video pulling a Raku , you can check it out on Facebook 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Getting my Raku on

So, I don't know what you did today , knowing there was winter weather coming , i fired up the Raku kiln . This is the successful piece from the fire .

Monday, December 12, 2016

The day after

Loving bowls was over I n a flash , three hours , 1100 bowls , gone.
So for rehab and recovery today I did a Raku firing in the hot box . This is the finished product 

Monday, December 5, 2016

The second part of the test

Tested another pot, same glaze , used the  larger kiln , results , fantastic , so I know it was user error 
That my last few pieces didn't come out right 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

the last few pieces out of kilns have not been quite right , tested my A glaze in #1 kiln . Everything came out just right , so, the culprit may be my other re worked kiln . Let the test firing begin .

Friday, October 21, 2016

From the flames

Today's pieces from the Raku kiln . So much fun, can do pots similar and they come out compleatly different 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Free forms

Playing with some free form platters . These are the results from the Raku kiln today 

Monday, September 26, 2016

A couple more

Although I am not unsupervised any more , I still get to play with the  Raku kiln whenever I want 

Monday, September 19, 2016


I have been unsupervised and home alone for the past week.
Here are a couple of pieces from the kiln today 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fired up a few more

Fired a few more vases yesterday. Labor of love on Labor Day .
Here are the shots of what came out of the fire 

Monday, August 22, 2016

More Raku

I obviously had a little build up of pots, with the fire ban in effect for 45 days . So there will be some catching up