Snow Days, February 13th, 2019

Some pictures from our days off the last couple weeks.

Lisa and Ellie
Lakeside tree
Shoreline Park and Ride
Snowy fence
Geese flying above snowy tree
Kitchen still life
Cool car
One Way
Tree lights
Bird in tree
Catching the bus
Snowy road
Tree in snowfall
Arctic trek, corgi-style
Deep snow!
Two stuck E buses blocking the road
Clusterstuck: a third E bus stuck because of the other two
Snowy branches at night
Icicles hanging from roof eaves at night
Snowy path at night
A robin among snowy branches
What the current temperature feels like to Seattlites

Ceramics, February 13th, 2019

Oliver Hopcraft

Carved shino bowl by Oliver Hopcraft
Celadon pot with lid by Oliver Hopcraft
Large bowl by Oliver Hopcraft
Vase by Oliver Hopcraft

Hanna Wiggins

Cup by Hannah Wiggins
Small bottle by Hannah Wiggins

Arwen McDuling

Coil pot by Arwen McDuling
Shino teabowl by Arwen McDuling

Additional Work

Vase by Quinn McCloskey

Quinn McCloskey

Coil pot by Greg Pinget

Greg Pinget

Bowls by Jenna Tong

Jenna Tong

C Is For Ceramics: Cameron, Charlotte, & Ciara

Cameron Kolesa

Bowls by Cameron Kolesa
Bowl by Cameron Kolesa

Charlotte Springer

Barnacles by Charlotte Springer
Slab vessel by Charlotte Springer
Seahorse sculpture by Charlotte Springer

Ciara Featherly

Bowl by Ciara Featherly
Vase by Ciara Featherly
Blue bowl by Ciara Featherly
Pot with lid by Ciara Featherly

Ceramics Works, December 25th 2018

Celadon vase with brushwork by Cathy Zhao

Cathy Zhao

Coil vase by Sophia Bourgion

Sophia Bourgion

Slab vase by Wyatt Rector

Wyatt Rector

Raku coil pot by Ethan Do

Ethan Do

Small thrown bowl by Rachel Lawson

Rachel Lawson

Cindy Lao

Small cup and bowl by Nick Hedley

Nick Hedley

Slab vessel by Ashley Egger
Tenmoku teabowl by Jesse Midgarden
Slab vessel by Megan Chow
Orange shino teabowl by Megan Chow
Mino shino teabowl by Megan Chow
Coil vase by Nicole Ridout
Coil vase by Sophia Bourgion

A Few of My Favorite Things From 2017-18

Last school year I fell behind on photographing student ceramics work. Here are but a few of the good creations that came out of the studio during that time.

Lily pad platter by Erin Gallagher

Erin Gallagher

Raku teabowl by Grace Winter

Grace Winter

White pitcher by Hannah Wiggins

Hannah Wiggins

Coil pot by Abby Monson
Coil pot by Grace Winter
Celadon teapot by Hannah Wiggins
Shino bowl by Natalie Lewis
White cup with handle by Natalie Lewis

Jenna Tong, December 25th, 2018

Jenna graduated last year, but not before creating some lovely work that I haven't gotten around to posting until now.

Plate and bowl set by Jenna Tong
Small vase by Jenna Tong
Small blue vase by Jenna Tong
Small faceted and pierced bottle by Jenna Tong
Oxalatl ocarinas by Jenna Tong

September 20th, 2018 - Open House

Thanks to all who came - it was great to meet you! For those of you with students in ceramics, below is one of the pieces that came out (the one that survived unbroken). The photos of the 5th and 6th period photography class peoples were taken on photo paper with 4-5 second exposures, and still were very much underexposed and then overdeveloped, resulting in low contrast and some issues with developing as I left the prints to rot in the bath on their own for extended periods. Next year maybe I'll try blinding flash for better exposure and more depth of field.

Raku vase from open house 2018

This was raku-fired, and left for a looongish time in the smoke, resulting in the glaze going almost completely coppery.

5th period photo

5th period. If I'd used film to take these images, 1) the exposures and tones would be better, 2) everybody would be in focus, and with an 8"x10" negative, 3) you would be able to see every detail on the tacks in the back wall holding the photos up, and every fiber of the board they're stuck into - but you would have missed my awkward fail at developing the wrong/unexposed sheet of photo paper.

6th period photo

6th period


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