The featured image above is a pit fired piece measuring 12″ high by 16″ wide by 7.5″ deep. Yes that is a piece of turquoise in the lip.
The members co-op show at the Sedona Arts Center was also in September – it is now over. I am getting ready for a show in Sedona in November and also the Made in Clarkdale show in December.
I have been experimenting with porcelain. Some of the pit fire pieces I did were made with Coleman Porcerlain (cone 10) as well as some raku pieces. The raku pieces are a particular challenge given that porcelain is a very closed or dense clay body and tends to crack from the thermal shock generated during the raku process. Shown in this post is a porcelain raku piece that hopefully will result in a collaborative piece with metal weaving done by Wendy Bialek-Kling. If we take the project to completion, I will post an image of the final result.
September was also the beginning of the fall semester at Coconino Community College. I continue to work with Don Fethkenher at the college. Since this involves an hour commute each way, this has kept my schedule quite full. I hope to include some images from this class in my next post.