Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Life Of A Potter

The holidays are over. The shows are over..........for a while.

Do I just sit and recuperate? Do I start things I have been thinking of .....for a while

Do I make the pieces that were ordered that weren’t ready for the end of the year?

I just took a workshop about cone 6 glazes. John Britt, a funny, generous, potter, glaze maker, teacher, mentor, gave a 3 day workshop at Port Chester. It was quite a wonderful workshop that reinforced what I have been able to assimilate and a reminder of how much more there is for me to do............. He will be in Kingston in May and I will reinforce what I just learned.

We were a fairly large group of people who are working primarily at cone 10 who were interested in exploring reducing our carbon footprint by firing at a lower temperature.

The nuances of this reduction in temperature were something I wanted to learn about. We were divided into groups of 2 or 3. Each of us chose a different base glaze. This was to be mixed with the same colorants in the same proportion and on the same 3 different clay bodies. We were to make sets that would be fired in oxidation and sets fired in reduction. The only variable was base glaze and placement in the kiln. I chronicled parts of the workshop.

By extrapolating the information gleaned from this experiment I know I now have much more to do than just experiment. I need to take what I have learned and firm up ideas I have about surface.

Lynn - New Prospect Pottery

Read more of Lynn's Pottery Journey here and here.


  1. It never ceases to amaze me how much science and time goes into ceramicists' work with glazing. Bravo!

  2. I have a new appreciation now for your beautifully finished products!