Display Case

Our current display is :    ………………Containers………………..Summer 2014

In this display, Studio Potters explore the concept of containers, how they’re used, how they’re shaped for specific functions, what can be done to make them more personal and unique.

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 …………………………….. Inspired by Animals……….Spring 2014

The challenge of this exhibit is to let animal forms, real or imagined, inspire modifications to conventional pottery; and in some cases, to bring out new forms altogether.  Some of the pieces are hand modeled, while others are sculpted, pulled, combine thrown elements, and slab built. Most are assembles.

Animal Inspired Display

“Animal Inspired” Display Case

Close-ups of the individual pieces on the top shelf are shown below……

(Click on any photo to enlarge)

Elephant trunk handled Mugs by Nancy Silipote

Left: Elephant trunk handled Mugs by N. Silipote
Right: Mythological “Lilith & Inanna” by V. Harlow

Sculpted Horse for the CAW Totem by Michael Bradford

Sculpted Horse for the CAW Totem by M. Bradford

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“Antasaurus Tex” by Mary Hadley

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Left: Stoneware Birdhouse by M. Bradford
Right: Narwhal Cup by V. Harlow

 

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Close-ups of the individual pieces on the middle shelf …………

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Carved Wren House; $90.; by Mary Hadley
Sacred Dakini – Tibetan Bird Goddess; NFS; V. Harlow

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Pit fired cats and birds by Margie Haggerty.
Birds : $20. ; Cats: $25.

 

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Left: Capricorn Crone, NFS by V. Harlow
Right rear: Birdhouse, $60 , M. Hadley
Right front: Raku covered box, NFS

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Tiger Bowl, NFS by N. Scheinkman

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Close-ups of the individual pieces on the bottom shelf …………

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Left: Love Makes A Family, NFS , by V. Harlow
Rear: Butterfly Lantern , NFS, by N. Scheinkman
Right: Surrogate Parent, $35 by M. Haggerty

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Left: Tawret, NFS by Violet Harlow
Right: Giraffe Box, $18 , N. Scheinkman

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Left: Pit Fired Cat, $25. by M. Haggerty.
Right: Future Bird, $25. by M. Haggerty.

 

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Left: Mad Bluebird, $40. by M. Haggerty.
Right: Alpaca Planter, $90. by N. Silipote.

 

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……………………………………………………………..Fall 2013

…………………………… .. ” Handles and Knobs  “…..(Click on any photo to enlarge.)

The intent of this display is to explore various types of functional handles and knobs that might be used on typical items of pottery. Some are pulled forms, others are extruded, some are slab cut, and some are coil forms. The handles themselves can be “single piece” or “multiple piece” assembles, and be either solid or hollow. A few pieces even explore different applications for the pulled forms that are usually used as handles. 
Have fun checking them all out !

Handles and Knobs, Spring 2013

Handles and Knobs, Spring 2013

Close-ups of the individual pieces in this display are shown below. The small white tags indicate who the potter is, and the price of each item for sale.

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Top shelf – Left side

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Top Shelf – middle

case 7

Top Shelf – Right

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Middle Shelf – Left

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Bottom Shelf - Left

Bottom Shelf – Left

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Middle Shelf – Right

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Bottom Shelf - Right

Bottom Shelf – Right

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……………………………” It’s a Celebration 2012 “……….(Click on any photo to enlarge.)

This is an annual display of all types of ware being offered for the holiday season.

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Close-ups of the individual pieces of the display are shown below:

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Upper Center:  Vase                     Mary Hadley; $40.

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Upper Left :   Porcelain Bowl ; $40                                                  Stoneware Birdhouse ; $65

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Upper Right; Vase – Grey & Blue ; $25

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Upper Right; Pit Fired Vessel ; $40

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Center Shelf, Left; Four Mugs: $22

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Center Shelf, Left; Two bowls

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Covered Bowl with Snake Handle: $45. ; & Blueberry Cylinder: $30.

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(Left) Texture Box,$20. ;  (Right) Stoneware Bird House, Black,$40. ;  (Rear) Platter, $40.

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Lower Shelf:  Turquose Bowls by Magdalena Murrell          Smaller bowls in forefront, $25 each

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Blueberry Bowl, $45.     Blueberry Pitcher, $45

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…………………………….  Learn from Mistakes   (Click on any photo to enlarge.)

There are many definitions of failure. To fail may be defined as “falling short”, to “not produce the intended effect”, or “to be unsuccessful in achieving a desired end.” But, failure can also be an opportunity to learn new ways of doing and creating !

Learn From Mistakes – Feb/Mar 2012

Blistering on a Mug; by Nancy Scilipote

1.  Blistering on a Mug: 
The most common reason for blistering is an overly thick application of glaze, especially if the glaze has pooled at the bottom of the pot. Firing too hot or too quickly at the end of the cycle can also contribute to glazes blistering.

Solving Blistering:
Make sure your greenware is bisqued before glazing. Do not apply glaze too thickly. For one coat dip glazing, bisqueware should be soaked in the glaze for no longer than a three-count.

Feathering Glazes; by Marilyn Catasus

2.  Feathering Glazes
My goal was to see if two glazes together could blend – resulting in a feathered effect where the two glazes met.
On my first bowl, I applied a thin layer of Turquoise on the whole pot, and then brushed a thin layer of Gloss White on one side of the bowl. The transition looked clumsy to me and was not the result I was looking for.
Trying again, I dipped a thicker application of Turquoise and dipped the Gloss White, getting closer to the result I wanted.

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Proportion; by Nancy Scheinkman

3.  Proportion, or the Story of the Three Knobs
I have been working on sugar/creamer sets & trying to make a knob for the sugar lid that is functional and is sized to both look balanced and work well. The first knob on the garlic keeper is much too. The second set of knobs on the sugar bowls are better. The next set of knobs will be bigger still – “Just Right”.

4.  If at first you don’t succeed, sometimes your pot cracks
When this wide bowl by Ron Gautreau was fired, it cracked and broke. Possible causes: uneven thickness of the walls and bottom; very thick glaze on the inside and no glaze on the outside, causing uneven cooling.

Tiles, by Margie Haggerty

5.  Adventures in Surface Decoration
I have been trying different methods of applying surface decoration by making tiles.  In one series I have painted on a design with a latex resist, glazed the tile and then removed the resist.  Some tiles show little contrast between the glazed and unglazed surface.   The more successful ones (to me) show a greater contrast allowing the design to show through. My most recent attempts have been using stencils which are pressed into the clay.  A colored slip is added into the design.  And the piece is then glazed.  Still too subtle for the effect I am trying for.

Oribe Glaze; by Ron Gautreau

6. If at first you don’t succeed, fire again (you may get lucky!)
When Ron fired this bowl the first time, the glaze was dull and had some blistering.   It was glazed in a glaze called Oribe.  When  fired a second time in a different part of the kiln, the results were beautiful.  Some glazes like Oribe fire well a second time around.

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Closed Form; by Nancy Silipote

7. Making a Bowl when a Closed Form was Intended
Sometimes what is in your head, doesn’t happen.  Trying again is the closed form I was aiming for.  The bowl’s is nice too !

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Washes and Slips; by Violet Harlow

8.Washes and Slips on Greenware
In my experimenting with washes and slips applied at different stages of greenware to glazing, I learned to appreciate the ways each one affects the pot individually. Some were applied too thick, and became runny or bloomed, and some were applied too thin and barely showed up. Yet through all my efforts, I finally achieved my owly vision on the large serving bowl.

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Porcelain Cracks; by Joan Kliger

9. Cracks on Porcelain Bowls
Chris Campbell on his online blog wrote “One thing I found that makes a big difference in the number of cracks and flaws I get in my porcelain firings is to fire down the kiln…..I use a slow controlled cooling. Porcelain is a diva….hard to get along with…. tempermental…but gorgeous and worth the aggravations.

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Plate Trimming; by Michael Bradford

10. Plate Trimming
Plates can really be a challenge to trim: for me, downward tool pressure and over trimming cause the most problems.
First, I level the wheelhead to avoid trimming an uneven bottom; that helps me avoid cutting through the floor of the plate on one side. Then I place a mound of clay under the middle of the piece to stop downward tool pressure from cracking the floor. Next I center the foot ring because that’s where I‘m going to trim, not the rim. I use my sharpest tool for the bottom and foot ring, spin the wheel at high speed, and apply as little tool pressure as possible.
I pin-prick the bottom and sides periodically to make sure they aren’t getting too thin. Depending on the leveling and centering, the pin-pricks sometimes find thicker and thinner sections along the circumference. Then I try to sneak up on the proper level of trim by frequently removing the plate to feel the wall and judge the weight.
Obsessing about weight can push you to overtrim. I try to remember it’s better to have the right shape than a lighter weight. However, at the same time, pieces of a set need to be sized and weigh nearly the same.
This bisque plate did not appear over trimmed when it was green, and seemed to weigh about the same as others in the set. But the stresses of bisque later revealed an area of the wall that was over trimmed – and sure enough – lead to a complete fracture.

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…………. 2011 Holiday Exhibit:  Potpourri :   (Click on any photo to enlarge.)

The Studio Potter annual Christmas exhibit, sometimes called Potpourri because it has no specific theme:

Holiday Display – Nov/Dec 2011

Love Mugs ($25) Violet Harlow ; Love Birds ($20) Margie Haggerty

Vase ($45) Nancy Silipote ; Ware ($50) & Containers ($45) Nancy Scheinkman ; Pitcher ($32) Violet Harlow ; Candelabra ($35) Michael Bradford

Tableware by Magdalena Murrell

Birdhouses ($45 & $50) Mary Hadley ; Infant ware ($5 – $35) Nancy Scheinkman

Serving Tray ($75) Mary Hadley ; Set of 4 Dinner Plates ($120) Margie Haggerty

Assorted Bowls ($14 – $18) Joan Kliger

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……………………………………………..Fall 2011………Scary Pots

The theme of our annual Fall 2011 display is in keeping with the Holloween tradition of spooky creatures, etc . ……………….. (Click on any photo to enlarge.)

Scary Pots – October 2011

Pieces by Margie, Plates by Violet, & a Sculpted Hand by Mike

Cups and Mugs by Violet

Porcelain Skull (Mike) ; & Skeleton Plate (Violet)

Artifacts by Mayhem Mary

Pieces by Sissors Silipote, and Nancy Scheinkman

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………….. Summer 2011 display:   “Tenmoku”.  (Click on any photo to enlarge.)

This case features ware glazed either completely, or in combination with our studio Tenmoku. All the ware was fired to cone 10 in reduction.

Tenmoku – June / July 2011

Jane Crossman – $35

Joan Kliger – NFS

Nancy Silipote – $60.

Margie Haggerty – $65.

Mary Hadley – $35.

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