Thursday, February 28, 2013


Today I'm trying to refire pots from the anagama; I've done it successfully before in the gas kiln,but this time I'm trying it out in the electric kiln,where I'm hoping to get to 1300ยบ...

Ofakim Clay

I can tell this is going to be strange stuff...

A Recent Sunset [from our roof]

Friday, February 22, 2013

Pulling a Handle on a Jug


Another gripping video- in between various kiln activities, I occasionally find time to make some pots...Click to view.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

The Land of Israel

I drove to Terracotta Ofakim in the Negev this week to investigate their brick-making operation, and
left with a couple of bags of the earthenware clay they dig for their use. I'll slake it with some good Galilee rain-water, dry it out and see what I can make with it.     

Happy Birthday

Tomorrow, by my reckoning, is this blog's 8th anniversary.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Back from Meir's Anagama...

With a few nice pieces: tomorrow I hope to be in Tel Hai (on semester break) building my prototype experimental small catenary-arch single-burner updraft insulating-brick gas kiln.