Thursday, October 25, 2012

First Rain in Tsfat- Rio Yud Alef in Flood

Truth in Advertising

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pots From The Salt

A good firing, not without its moments of anxiety [which is part of a good firing]; the kiln door is really finished, and the kiln itself near the end of its useful life: maybe we'll build a new one with students at Tel Hai this year [I start teaching this Tuesday]


These have appeared on my Facebook page, but I suppose some of you might not be conversant with that technology...

Clay Swap

Shlomit Bauman and I exchanged indigenous clays recently in a transaction fraught with symbolism of some obscure variety which may become clearer as time moves on. Shlomit brought me some clay based on samech chamesh, a clay once [but no longer] mined from the Ramon Crater down in the Negev Desert, while I gave her some of our Naaman porcelain clay, from the extinct porcelain factory in Haifa.

Are You Still Here?

I haven't been blogging for a while,but I notice that people are still checking out the blog,so maybe I'll continue...
Here are a couple of taller pots, put together (as you can see from the top photo) from two parts, a technique I haven't used much, and which I need to practice- but it was fun getting clay in my armpit [if you've tried,you'll know what I mean]. These two would just about fit in my gas kiln,but I think I'll take them to Meir's unbisced for the anagama firing [Dec 5th].