Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Still at it.

More necklaces. Gearing up for Christmas. A few at a time.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Rock Sculptures by Jeff Guin

Yep! Jeff Guin made them. I call them Man with Hat and Sacrifice at the alter.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Jeff Guin pendants

Horse hair raku fired pendants by me, the one and only Jeff Guin. Nice Christmas gifts. Hint, hint.

Jeff Guin

Life is good!
Jeff Guin says cheers!

Cutting bottles

The past couple of weeks I have been cutting bottles. Lots of fun and I've had some great results.

i haven't posted to my jeff guin.com site yet but search for jeff guin on Facebook and check out my glass photo album.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Koi pendant

I decided to make a few koi pendants. legend has it that a huge school of koi tried swimming upstream in the yellow river in China. When they reached a waterfall many of the fish turned back. The koi that remained contained to try to swim upstream and leap over the waterfall. After a hundred years of trying to reach the top of the waterfall one koi finally reached the top. The gods recognized the koi for its strength, perseverance and determination and turned the fish into a golden dragon, the symbol of power and strength.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Kiln gods

What are kiln gods?  Quit simply they are little handmade sculptures that are placed on top of the kiln to overlook the firing process. Many Potter's make them. I started making them while taking pottery classes at bemidji state university back in the late 80s. Every body there made them so I just followed suit.
Here are a few recent kiln gods that I have made.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Femlin Beer Mug

 Part of my "Femlin" beer mug series.  Throwing the mug is easy and fast enough to accomplish but the glazing is a bit time consuming.
I used a white earthenware clay body for the mug, pulled the handle on the form and bisque fired it to cone 05.
Next step was to apply a base coat of white majolica glaze to interior and exterior of the mug. Once that was dry I penciled the femlin on the form and painted the hair and clothing. A layer of liquid latex was applied and I carved through that for the fine lines. Next I painted a black gloss glaze into the lines, and painted the exterior of the form with the same glaze. The interior is the white majolica base glaze.
Glaze fired to cone 04.

Merry Christmas Bro.

My Munch is finally finished.

I can't even remember when I threw this plate, but I finally finished it and I think it is my favorite out of the famous paintings series.
I had no idea how all the majolica glazes would interact with each other but it works for me.
I drew the image on a white base coat of majolica with a pencil and basically just started started painting.
Fired to cone 04 and sent to my mother for a Christmas gift.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

New Chop for the New Year

I can't believe I haven't posted anything on my blog for such a long time. I guess it is because I have been working too much overtime and haven't had the chance to write anything or make any new pots.
I just received my new potter's stamp ("chop") from http://www.4clay.com/. I love it. I'll be using this on all my pots I make this year.
I just ordered up a bunch of new supplies for the studio so hopefully I'll start throwing again real soon. Some of the things I have planned are horse hair pots, saggar fired pots, and a lot of burnishing. Stay tuned.