The Best of Sawdust and Dirt
A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!
"Reposting from Kevin Kowalski's awesome Instagram feed! From Kevin's original post: "Decorating a flask with chrome green oxide on yellow flashing slip. In the 1800’s and 1900’s this technique was made popular with Mochaware makers. I first saw this technique when @ceramicartsnetwork featured a clip of Robin Hopper using Mocha Diffusion on his plates. This technique along with soda firing has influenced my work for the past three years." A post shared by Kevin Kowalski (@kowalskipottery) on
I often joke at workshops, that I can paint with a mop when I get warmed up. Unfortunately I'm not making pots scaled for mopping. But Kwak Kyung Tae is! Here is a great video of him doing the mop trick on one of his massive pots! Enjoy and click below to see more of his fine work.
For some potters, trimming is not much fun, but for me, I love it. A foot on a plate is not only an elegant support for the main face of the plate, but also serves as a handle of sorts, a place to grip when moving the plate from cupboard to table. These are the things I think about when I’m trimming. I hope you enjoy the video and feel free to ask questions and/or comment. i love your comments! #potteryvideos #potteryvideo #michaelklinepotteryvideo @klineola #howto #ceramics #pottery #makersgonnamake #makersmovement #cousinsinclay #klinepottery #plates #art#howicreate
Here is a behind the scenes look at just a small fraction this year’s stellar collection of yunomi at CLAYAKAR.COM 👉@clayakar👈Do you recognize any of the potters? I made a pilgrimage to Iowa City, Iowa after the St. Croix Pottery Tour last weekend, to visit Sanjay and Jigna Jani, the folks who brought you the gold standard of online pottery exhibition, AKAR Design. Their annual Yunomi Invitational has been wildly successful and this year’s collection will be splendidly available at 10 a.m. CST. Some of the pieces can be seen in 360°! Because of several scheduling conflicts, this will be the first year i will be absent from the show. 😔 (but I guarantee i will be there clicking through hundreds of cups by 180 potters)
Today I added one more credential to my wall, my St Croix Valley Pottery Tour name tag. It has been a real blast and a true honor to be part of this renown pottery event! I had always wanted to do the tour and 3 years ago Guillermo Cuellar made that dream a reality by inviting me to join his studio for the tour. I have fond memories of spending the tour weekend with some real giants in our pottery field and making lifelong friends. Thanks to S C Rolf @scrolf.potter1, Wayne Branum @waynebranum, Sue Tirrell @suetirrell, Amanda Dobbratz @adobbratz, Mike Norman, Dick Cooter, and Jim Lorio. And, of course, a great big THANK YOU go to @guillermopottery and @laurita_maccuellar for taking a chance on me. Their generosity and hospitality are boundless and Stacey and I will always be grateful! . . #stcroixpotterytour #stcroixpotterytour2018 #theroadtostcroix #guillermocuellarhost #potterydreams #hellomynameis #mingeisota #minnesotapottery #guillermocuellarpottery