Well ... and one of Dan Finnegan's, showing off the only all-copper red pot in the load. The three small pots - none taller than three inches - are all Mr. Finnegan's from his Chatham workshop. I went with the red on the middle pot because I knew it would break around the sprigged face and I thought it would look good. And I think it does. The other pots are some quite nice ones from what was a firing that cleaned much of the spare bisque off the studio shelves. There were many bowls in the firing, including these six, with temmoku, Shaner red and Phil Rogers ash glazes; the one white stoneware teabowl, decorated with some crackle slip pours and celadon ash glaze; a small Shino teabowl with prominent throwing rings and three lobes created by pushing in the wet clay with a piece of bamboo; and three more square Shino whiskey cups, somewhat less carbon-trapped than the ones in the previous firing. It was a good firing, in spite of the little damper malfunction that allowed more oxidation than I would ever have planned on. Now, on to make more pots and fire again in about three weeks.
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