Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I am selling my treadle wheel, no not giving up pottery!!! I need the space and also the money. This is a really nice treadle wheel, very solid. It is of the leach design style as you can see. if interested you can email me at danielshanemickey at gmail. I dont get notifications of comments on this blog so email is best.
asking $600 obo

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A few favorites from the firing

Yesterday we unloaded the anagama. These are a few of my favorites from the firing. Great firing! Now its time to sand and prep for next weekends show, the Joara pottery festival. I have already started working on the next firing so I am on a roll baby!

Monday, April 29, 2013

fire it up baby!

Well, we started loading the anagama on Saturday morning around 9:30. We had way more work than we needed and hopefully we didn't try to squeeze too much in. This kiln likes to be loaded a bit loose, took me a long time to learn that, if I did at all! Loading went fairly well, I did get a little grumpy about 2/3rds of the way through the day, but in my defense I am not drinking these days so it was my first loading without that crutch! We start firing  Thursday night and will wrap up the firing by Saturday at midnight or a bit later. I will post pics of the unloading, hoping for some good pots.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Almost sleepy sleep time!

Working towards a firing in early may means late nights. 6 a.m. seems much earlier for this salty dog than it did just a few years ago! Pic is a detail of a 20 inch bottle. Stick some handles on and off to bed, alarm rings for school and a new day begins.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Moving forward

So we are going to fire up the big beast again! We had a successful fall firing and the new crew and I have decided to go again! I am squeezing in pots between teaching and kiln biz. I hope to make more pots this year and get back on the pottery scene! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Header course

I love when its header course time! Little soldiers all lined up! This is sarah house's new/used rebuilt kiln going up!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Test after switch

Switched my email acct over to my gmail, lets see if all is working

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Med size jars with new bases