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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Svend Bayer

Michael Cardew said of Svend Bayer:
"I speak of him with awe and fear. He is more than just a potter, he is a force of nature. Everything comes to him so easily. Now one could say 'ah, this kind of facility must be dangerous to his talent'. Then you can say the same about the infant Mozart. I'm not saying that Svend is Mozart. What I do say is that he is easily my best pupil and I believe that his extreme facility will be very useful to his talent."

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Rock Crusher

Stones on right. Crushed on left

Ko-shigaraki on left. You Betcha Ko-Shigaraki on the right.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hank's extruded/slabbed tray.....

Walls extruded and shaped to join with the slab bottom, Hank's Shino
over Pat's Black in pockets. C11

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Two of David Stannard's Alaskan porcelainstone bowls.......

The one on the left fired to cone 10 in an electric kiln, the one on
the right fired to cone 8 in reduction in a gas kiln. In both cases
the body is Silver Fox hydrothermally altered rhyolite 100%, and
glazed with the body with 15% Limestone added. the one on the right
is quite translucent, and both ring for a long time when struck.

Oribe Mukozuke @ the Guimet Musée

This little(5" across) mukozuke from the Motoyashiki kiln in Tajimi
had a pronounced copper red just in the overlap between the
feldspathic grey glaze and the heavy copper glaze in the corners,
diluting the copper enough to produce the red.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

MacKenzie Teapot

Warren said when he switched to the Reeve style spouts, his teapots
stopped dripping

Lee in Minneapolis

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tiny Teapots by Harry Davis & Hank Murrow........

.... with folded handbuilt spouts, and differing lid/gallery/handle
treatments. Both pour steady & well.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Hank's teapot .......

Hank's teapot ......., originally uploaded by claycraft.

......with thrown and pulled spout.

Teapot with pulled spout

Teapot with pulled spout, originally uploaded by claycraft.

Hank's small porcelain teapot.....

....with handbuilt spout and copper glaze.

Hank's teapot with handbuilt spout

Which pours beautifully, and takes only a minute to make...... no
twisting in the fire, either.

tea pot discussion

tea pot discussion, originally uploaded by claycraft.

Sometimes they say a photo is worth a thousand words. I'll attach one to
this email. I like to use a bowl to make my spouts it is squeezed together
and cut to form a spout. It's similar to a folded out milk carton spout.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Teapot with 'pulled' spout.....

Teapot with 'pulled' spout....., originally uploaded by claycraft.

...... and tea jar with swan knob.