My name is Karen Hoffman and I am a ceramics major at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. You can expect to find much pottery on this blog; a little bit of my own work and whole lot of current work from other artists that are catching my eye.
So this actually happened today-
Student: I know there are no animals in here, but I swear I keep smelling wet dog!
Apprentice: It must be the TERRIER COTTA!
I may need to retire this sponge sometime soonish :( I’ve been using it for like 8 years
I also have a favorite sponge. The entire studio knows and if I leave it at a wheel or on a table they bring it back to me :) I don’t know what I will do when it dies, I mean realistically I know it won’t last a lifetime of throwing but I CAN’T IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT IT D:
Look at that face!
(Harrison MacIntosh’s 100th birthday party at American Museum of Ceramic Art.)
Okay, so I recently found a whole bunch of dried out clay balls that an old student didn’t wrap up well before they left. They sat barely covered for the whole summer but it’s porcelain and I really don’t want it to go to waste. Does anyone know of any good ways to reconstitute clay? On a side note, another student left some clay that they wrapped up REALLY WELL and it spent the whole summer molding in a wet towel and SWEET MUSTACHE THIS CLAY IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I HAVE EVER SET MY EYES ON! It’s unlabeled though, so I have no idea what it is XD
So I recently mixed up a big batch of Mark Nafziger’s gold glaze for cone 10 reduction. I tested it and knew it ran, so I planned accordingly when I glazed some mugs earlier this week. They came out of the kiln today and that glaze ran soooo much D:
I’m pretty sure I ruined a kiln shelf *hides in shame*
"Teacup Piper (Boombox) / Supra NagamigiEmon Kiln”
70 mm × H82 mm / Wooden Box
"I am responsible for the boombox motif NagamigiEmon kiln has been painting in ‘60 to "whistling". "
Details showing the 3 main patterns I carve into my porcelain vessels. They are in order from the easiest at the top to most challenging at the bottom.
I’m trying to nickname each pattern so I can make sense of my designs with more ease. but somehow inverted irregular pyramid pattern just doesn’t work for me ahaha