Spent much of the past three days glazing and loading the kiln. Lots of bowls and mugs and a couple of special-order plates, plus various ways of using the Antarctic mud. We'll see with that one. I try to have something new or unusual in each firing. This one was a low-enthusiasm loading. Don't know exactly why. It's about 11:30 p.m. Eastern time now and I just lighted the burners. They will candle until 5 a.m. and then I'll start turning them up hourly. The schedule's fairly well fixed by this time and (knock wood) has been working pretty well the past several firings. I've got to clean up things around the studio while the kiln climbs to temperature, and pack up some pots to go to the museum shop to be on sale there while the show is up in the gallery. Now ... bedtime.
I make and sell functional pottery at Hatchville Pottery in Hatchville, a neighborhood of the town of Falmouth, at the west end of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. I'm a former journalist - 20 years as a photographer, writer and editor - who began to make pottery about 20 years ago in Alexandria, VA. My training is in pots for eating, drinking and displaying flowers, often with an Asian or late British influence. Hamada Shoji, Phil Rogers, Dan Finnegan, Nakazato Takashi, Kanzaki Shiho are all influences.
Married 40 years to Dee, a massage therapist in Falmouth, with one child, Marcus.
To see more of my pots, go to my website at http://web.me.com/hatchvillepottery/Site/Home.html
DIRECTIONS TO THE POTTERY: We are at 494 Boxberry Hill Rd. in East Falmouth. Take the Route 151/Mashpee exit off Route 28 in North Falmouth, go east on 151 to the first flashing light, take a right onto Boxberry Hill. We're about a quarter mile down on the right, at the corner of Brady Drive. Call 508-563-1948 for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org