I had an opportunity to be a part of the Michiana Pottery Tour this year. It took place on September 27th and 28th. I set up with 5 other potters in Goshen, the third stop on the map. We were located at Northern Indiana Pottery Supply, owned by Moey Hart.
I hauled my booth over Friday evening and set up my tent, tables and shelves. When I returned home my wife helped me finish price everything and pack up all the pots. Saturday I drove all the pots over and set them up and got ready to go. We set up our booths under two rows of big trees right beside the pond. It was a great environment.
Michiana Pottery Tour: stop #3
I hauled my pots and pottery wheel over to Middlebury for the annual Fall Festival on September 19th and 20th. It is the second year that I’ve demonstrated and sold pots. This year was even better than the first. Below is a photo that made it into The Paper.
middlebury fall festival publicity
Tagged: ceramics, demonstration, festivals, Middlebury, pottery, pottery sale, pottery wheel, sales, selling, shelves, wheel thrown
Here are a few pots from the last glaze fire. ^6 oxidation. Stoneware: Warm Brown or Buff Stoneware by Amaco.
Still trying a lot of different glaze combinations and trying decals on different glazes.
I’ll be glazing another load in the next few days. I hope to start concentrating on a few glazes and combinations that I like in hopes of a more defined body of work.
Tagged: bowls, ceramics, Clay, cone 6, cups, glaze fire, glazes, mugs, pottery, stoneware, teapots, tumblers, wheel thrown
Apparently I took a couple months off from the blog. But now I should have enough content ideas to keep me posting regularly for a while. You can also see my latest activities on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Anyway, on with the post!
What would your dream weekend look like? A while (months!) ago I experienced something that was pretty darn close for a serious hobbyist potter (like myself at this point). To any full time potter it was probably just another day at the office but for me it was something that I look forward to in the future if I ever go “full time” clay.
Rothshank Woodfire with Troy and Moey
On Friday (May 2nd) after school I stopped at the Rothshank wood kiln and found Troy Bungart and Moey Hart on duty. They were trying to get the back chamber temperature up. I sat and chatted with them for a few hours.
Troy and Moe stoking the kiln
Tagged: ceramics, Clay, Fred Driver, Goshen, goshen clay artists guild, Justin Rothshank, Marvin Bartel, Moey Hart, pottery, Todd Pletcher, Troy Bungart, wheel thrown, wood fired