Get in touch!

Use the form on the right to contact Michael Kline!

192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
United States

828-675-4097

The central information hub for Michael Kline Pottery, a small one man shop of pottery making in the mountains of western North Carolina.

Thanks for visiting.

The Best of Sawdust and Dirt

A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!

Filtering by Tag: reruns

Throwback Thursday: Spherical

Michael Kline

It's Friday here in NC, but it must be Thursday somewhere, right? Here is a series of spherical pots(?) from 2010.
pottery technique round spherical closed form potter's wheel

pottery technique round spherical closed form potter's wheel

pottery technique round spherical closed form potter's wheel

pottery technique round spherical closed form potter's wheel brushwork hand painted

pottery technique round spherical closed form potter's wheel slip finger wipe

pottery technique round spherical closed form potter's wheel brush work vine botanical

wood kiln results showing spherical pots alex Matisse and teapot
A finished spheroid. This one is currently in the Union University show. 

[and what would a blog post about spheres be without tipping my pottery bloggery millenary towards the sphere that inspired me so many years ago as a young artiste in Knoxville, TN?]

Knoxville TN sunsphere World's Fair architectural tower
the Sunsphere 

Flashback: The Axes

Michael Kline


brushes almost eclipsing the bat, 2007

Did you know that the last time there was a lunar eclipse on the winter solstice (Dec. 21st) was 1693?! And did you know that the next time it will occur will be in 2094?!

Anyway, this post first ran on Dec. 18th 2007! (not exactly the solstice, but are you reading Catherine White's great blog?)

Looks like I'm still using most of these beat up brushes!

excerpt from the original,

I tend to paint patterns on most pots, but sometimes a pot has such a nice line that I leave it alone. I once heard the phrase, "decorate the dogs", and if that were the case for me I guess I make a lot of dogs.

I guess I'll take Jack out to howl at the moon!

[read the original post here]