Monday, October 1, 2012

Susan Feagin

Check out Susan's work at Crimson Laurel this month:

Susan Feagin

Susan Feagin

Check out Susan's work at Crimson Laurel this month:

Susan Feagin

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Indiana County Potters Tour

Indiana County Potters Tour


October 20-21, 10-5pm

As you drive the scenic back roads in western PA, you will encounter a growing community of potters. These potters share and promote their love of clay and its creative properties.

In the fall, these potters coordinate a tour. They clean up their studios, wash the clay off their hands, proudly put their work on display, and warmly invite the public to visit their workplace and to learn about the life of a potter and what inspires their work.

Host studios have invited guest potters to display their work. You can see and purchase the work of over 11 different potters in seven locations. Note: Since some potters share a studio, and others are guests for the tour, you may find more than one potter's work at a single location.

The tour is self-guided. Using the map and information on this web site you can define your own trip and set your own pace. The studios are no more than 15 to 20 minutes apart. Feel free to call any of the phone numbers listed for more information or if you wish to visit other than the tour times.

The tour is held the third weekend in October ever year. This time of year is often peak for the fall colors making the drive in the country a photographic trip.

Some of the studio locations will be demonstrating various activities of making pots like Raku firings or making pots using the wheel.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kiln for Sale

Ron Korczynski is selling:
80 cu.ft. propane, backdraft kiln. Interior made of
fiberfax. Burners included.
Asking $3800 but negotiable.
Natrona Heights, PA

email or
phone 724 224-5940.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Empty Bowls Soup Sale

The Deer Lakes Art Department is hosting an Empty Bowls Soup Sale in conjunction with their "Fine Arts Night", Wednesday May 16, 6-8pm at the Deer Lakes High School . Students in the 3 Dimensional Art and Family Consumer Science classes have teamed up to make 100 bowls (as of Friday) and homemade soups (chicken noodle, stuffed pepper and vegetable) for this event.
This is the "Throw Down Team". From top clockwise: Mike Kuhn, Josie Bagnato, Justine Scholze, Jacalyn Thoms, Mohammed Al- Haddad, Mercedes Sidney, Jillian Watts, and Mollie Zielger. Hope you can join us for soup, great art displays, demonstrations, live music, dramatic performances and an origami installation. Contact Christy Culp 724-265-5320 ext 2104 for more information.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Links to Cone 6 Oxidation Glaze tests with pictures and formulas

Groups 1-4 are with natural cooling in an electric kiln

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Groups 5-8 are fired with controlled cooling from 1700 degrees F to 1400 degrees F

Group 5 - firing cycle provided at the beginning of the Group 5 posting

Group 6

Group 7

Group 8

Interviews with some Western Pennsylvania Potters

Links to Interviews:

Andy Anderson

Dan Vito and Donna Hettrick

Jeff Schwarz - since this interview, Jeff has relocated to Brooklyn, NY

Karen Howell - since this interview, Karen has closed her studio