Rara Avis

Toucan by Kailie Ponto

The rare Short-Tailed Cookietoucan, discovered by world-renowned toucanologist Kailie Ponto. It's art, AND it holds cookies - what more could you possibly want, friends? Nothing, that's what, except possibly for a tall glass of cold milk.

Finished Head

Julia Edwards' finished head.

Julia's head posing for a final portrait.

Weasels - Begone!

After some trouble with the gallery, and punctuation turning into gobbledegook, things are looking a little better. But, horror of horrors, I found an instance of writing "to" when I meant "too".

If you need me (and have a really long ladder), I'll be over in the Pit of Bottomless Web Shame.

1/25/11 Cone 10 and Raku

Okay - so I made the campus smell like smoke for two days - I'm sorry. But look!

Raku bottle by Susan Le

by Susan Le

Teapot by Kayla Randall

by Kayla Randall

Bowl by Casey Stoltz

by Casey Stoltz

Heads Up

portrait bust by Julia Edwards

Julia Edwards' portrait bust during a moment of repose.

The Elephant In The Room

Elephant by Bri Truong

I tried to ignore it, but I couldn't; it's pretty sweet. By Bri Truong.

Snow Day Clay

Typical: I get up at 4:30 am, look out, see a couple inches of snow on the ground, rain pouring down, and the main streets plowed clear. Since it looks like it's going to be a slush-fest, I decide to bus it rather than try riding my bike down and up steep windy roads. By 5am there's no news of school delay, so I head out. The bus drops me at Bothell Way and 68th Ave NE, and from there it's faster for me to run than wait for another bus, so I do. The street crews have thoughtfully plowed all the snow/slush onto the sidewalks, so I'm hurdling drifts and wading through lakes, trying to avoid 10-foot-high slush-tsunamis from speeding garbage trucks, and running in my hiking boots - all the way up Simonds Rd to school. The gate's open, there's a couple cars there, so I go into my room . . . and the phone rings. It's Lisa, telling me school's closed for the day.

Thought #1: Seriously? All the snow was on the sidewalks - the cars had it easy!

Thought #2: Woo-hoo!

Best day ever. I put on music, drank hot cocoa, caught up on grading, finished trimming a couple pieces, and unloaded a kiln. And guess what was in that kiln?
Emily's puffer fish

Emily Anderson's puffer fish! (I think its name should be 'Snowball'.

If you haven't browsed through the student gallery lately, here's a sampling of some of the other good things created lately.

Sami's tea bowl

by Sami Stratis

Live! From My Computer!

I'm in the process of moving this website to my own server (basically a squirrel in a cardboard box), so expect some nuttiness until the squirrel is trained better. I'm hoping I can teach it a few new tricks.

Holiday Hours 2010

Today, Santa's elves went to school and fired a bisque kiln, so we're set to finish some work for the holidays. I'll be in Monday - Wednesday next week to fire the cone 10 and raku kilns, and you are more than welcome to come in, bring friends and family any time, and join the fun. I've got plenty o' clay.

Mon 12/20: 9am - 3pm. The last bisque kiln will be unloaded, and I will be loading the cone 10. If you get your work glazed it will likely get in.

Exciting Times, My Friends!

Puffer fish by Emily Anderson

by Emily Anderson.

Snow! Even Emily's puffer fish is excited. But the puffer fish is EVEN MORE EXCITED than you are, because it knows what other great things are in the works. Just wait!

(I know what you are asking yourself - "Is that puffer fish really as big as my head?" It is BIGGER than your head. Just wait till it's glazed and finished.)


time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

Link to monthly image blog