Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Oval Thermal Vent Pot

 Oval Thermal Vent Pot
21in.H x 8in.W x 7in.D
Wood Fired Stoneware

Monday, May 21, 2018

Flame Path Tray

Flame Path Tray
28in.W x 13in.H x 2in.D
Wood Fired Stoneware

I'd like to clarify a few things here if I may...
the colors on these trays come exclusively from wood ash...period...
wood ash, wadding, fire and red stoneware clay...
there are no stains, colorants or other chemicals of any kind used here,
not that there would be anything wrong with that if there were...
just and only wood ash...that's it!!!
I have been lectured to by a number of so called wood firing "experts" that
there is "no way" this is from ash...
I have not been included in shows centered on ash in wood firing
because my pots "were not exclusively ashed"...
even had someone once insist these were not wood fired
 because they don't look like wood fired pots... really!!!
so... once and for all these colors come from ash...
yes they do... it's that simple... 

Ochre Lava Pot

Ochre  Lava Pot
13in.H x 8in.W
Red Earthenware

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Basket Bowl

Basket Bowl
12.5in.H x 15.5in.W x 11.5in.D
Wood Fired Light Stoneware,
back of kiln, early days...

Monday, May 7, 2018


"We are not comfortable with the things we can't explain...
but those are usually the most beautiful things"

Willem Dafoe

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The FINAL "Lure to the Tour"

Maine Pottery Tour...the final "Lure to the Tour"...if this doesn't work I'm not sure what would...it's been a long haul, but the weekend arrived this morning, with heavy winds all night, no power and a lot of wondering on my part... finished up the final preparations and with not much time left the power came back on...took a shower and headed to the grocery for cookies, chocolate
and salty crackers for the tour guests,
with tea and coffee... as I returned at about 10:15, Wyatt told me we already had visitors and he followed my instructions to a T... " all I got out of it Dad, was a brochure"...they were Jehovah's Witnesses...first visitors of the tour...I'm sure there's a message in there somewhere
though like many messages, at present I haven't a clue what that might mean? So.......... this is my Virtual Tour... to encourage those who might not think it worth the drive and for all those too far away to make it... PLEASE do not believe that having seen these bad snapshots, you know about these pots... until you sit/stand in front of them, see them with your own eyes and heart and soul, you have no idea what they are... it takes time and contact to experience the energy and magic they possess and then to benefit from it... there are many things a cell phone or a computer cannot communicate...so if you find any of this interesting, please consider a visit...if not now, sometime in the future... I hope you might find these curious enough to act  and I hope someday to meet you here in the environment that helped make them...

Friday, May 4, 2018

Lure to the Tour"

A Whiskey Cup and a Saki/Shot Cup from this evenings opening  of the kiln...along with some nice bowls... it's done now... place some of these and I'll be ready in the gallery... finally...need a big sleep tonight!'

Thursday, May 3, 2018


would you like to come and see my etchings????
Maine Pottery Tour this weekend...May5-6
stop on in and enjoy the daffodils...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ochre Whiskey Cup

Ochre Whiskey Cup
3.75in.H x 4in.W
Red Earthenware

Shino Crater Bottle

Shino Crater Bottle...3 Views
13.5in.H x 9in.W
Wood Fired Stoneware
Black and White Shino