Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2nd Raku Firing at Northstar

Wednesday evening I put my new raku kiln into action for the second time. I had a total of 4 firings. Dang thing gets HOT!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I have been crafting small pendants made from porcelain for the past 9 months and within the past two months have introduced them into the Local Color Gallery. I've been pleasantly surprised at how well they have been received and selling through.

The pendants are all hand built with most having a stamped brocade or similar design element. All pendants pictured here also have the addition of fused glass that is placed in to the pieces in a crushed state and then melts and flows when the piece is fired. All pendants pictured are 2" square and fired to Cone 6.

I have also built 1" and just this week experimenting with a 1.5" design.

Please feel free to comment.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Raku at Northstar Pottery!

I recently purchased a Raku kiln and fired it for the first time just 2 weeks ago. How fun! This was the first time I had ever fired a raku kiln myself or went through the oxidation phase myself. I had been to a couple of Raku events in the past but was limited to just glazing. I learned so much and already have made 10 new pieces for the next firing. You can see from the photos it was very HOT (have the burn to prove it) and it went very late into the evening.

Northstar Pottery in Joplin!

Northstar Pottery is now represented by a local Joplin Gallery, Local Color Art Gallery & Studio. I have been showing and selling work here since June. I've been so busy ramping up my production for this new venture I have neglected my Blog - Sorry, this will improve. My hope would be that if you are in the Joplin area you will stop by and have a look at my work in person.

Gryphon Building

1027 South Main Street

Joplin, MO 64801


10am-6pm Monday - Friday

11am-3pm Saturday

Closed Sunday

10am-9pm 3rd Thrusday Art Walk