On Art Music Life

Monday, November 23, 2015

CUPS : Hundreds Of Cups at Santa Fe Clay

Last of the stash! Show opens December 11th..

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Green Tara Mandala

Several weeks ago monks from the Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery were in town to teach, visit etc. They spent several days at The Open Shutter Gallery creating this Green Tara Mandala. At the closing ceremony the mandala was destroyed and offered to the Animas river to cleanse the environment. Ironically the spill happened weeks later. But no fish kill no bug kill... long term effect who knows yet but perhaps it would have been a lot worse without the blessing. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Trying out new wheel....lots of power VERY QUIET, crazy....

Monday, May 18, 2015

Spring Paint

New coat of paint on showroom. Stashing away keepers from the last (really last) salt firing. Contemplating massive sale to clear room for new pots.......

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


I needed new bricks for the floor of my gas kiln. Getting bricks in SW. Colorado can be a challenge. Then a phone call from a local potter who is " scaling" down....wow!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Crossing the River

I'm trying to eliminate most if not all of the smoke from my  wood kiln. Chuck Hindes suggested a wall built approx. 18" from the flue exit.(picture taken before I cleaned up the mortar). This creates what is called a "wasting " chamber. The new reduction kiln will be started as soon as I replace the kiln shed roof. 25 years of salt firing pretty much did it in! I also need to enclose the shed now..... the road goes on forever.....

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St Patrick's Day

Snow melt a couple of weeks ago.