Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I SMILE WHEN YOU ARE

Whenever I receive a photo from a customer showing how they are using the ceramic vase they purchased from me; I SMILE.  The image below has done just that, made me smile.

Here you see the statue of Shakyamuni Buddha is sitting in the lotus position with hand pointing to the ground.   Buddha's left hand is in the position of meditation with palm open as to accept alms.
I may be wrong abut the interpretation, if so I apologize if I offended anyone.  As well, please send me an email of the correct interpretation so that I can correct this post.  I can be reached using the contact form below or sending an email to woodstockpotter.lps@gmail.com,

Shakyamuni in Lotus position for meditation.
Here is a LINK to the explanation of the sitting Buddha in the image.  My thanks to my neighbor for sending me this.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

An Elegant Display

The gardenia floats in one of my bowls. A simply elegant use of the bowl.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

WORK in PROGRESS

Often when blogs go for days without an entry, some feel the blog has gone to Valhalla Or some other place of the afterlife.  That's not the case with the WOODSTOCKPOTTER, we're just busy trying to create anew. As an example of this process, below is a FUTURE DECORATIVE VESSEL  in 
The FUTURE in Progress
Thanks for following along.  As always any and all comments are welcomed.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

WOW.

Sold two pieces today and had a request to purchase the salt box which has already been adopted by a family member. Very nice.


"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
Anais Nin

Namaste.
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Saturday, May 7, 2016

THE FUTURE IN A BOX

4 mugs and 1 yomoni begin their drying phase. Each was thrown today. Patience, Grasshopper.

Friday, May 6, 2016

MY LATEST WORK

You can find a video of my latest work on FACEBOOK.  Just use this link to take you there WOODSTOCKPOTTER VIDEO

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

My Cup Runneth Over

The two vessels shown below joined together in the kiln while being fired yesterday.  I imagine either I did not notice them touching or and I think this is more likely, when loading other work I tapped the bowl into the cup.  All I can do about it now is use it for a humorous example of results when total care is not given.

All in all yesterday's kiln firing was successful only a couple of over drips and our of the 40 pieces only 6 will be banished from my studio.  Actually, if I was of stronger mind, I would toss them now but I just can't toss them when in the back of my mind I think I can restore them.

Another lesson that this kiln run has taught me is the need to take more care in the glazing and not rush through it. Sad but true my nemesis has always been seeing the finishing line and running towards it throwing care to the winds....

I will preview the new work here tomorrow when they are cooler to the touch.

Any questions please feel free to ask.



Cup and bowl joined together

Monday, May 2, 2016

Fwd: My kiln before the end

Only moments before the glaze firing reached its temperature.  As an old photographer I saw this scene and snapped it on my iPhone.   



"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
Anais Nin

Namaste.
Visit my BLOG: http://www.lpaulsaltzmanphotography.com

COLD MAY DAYS

COLD, not chilly, but COLD.  My alternative to the cold was to pack and start a kiln firing.  I placed 40 pieces into the kiln on 3 shelves.  I started at 10:00 AM and hope the firing completes by 7 or 8.  What I was hoping for was that the garage would warm up enough for me to glaze another 30 pieces which I would do Wednesday - Thursday, but I don't see that happening.

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