My first steps as a Blogger. I have know idea what I'm doing. Lordy, Lordy.
I actually added the picture to my blog after my first steps. But, What the heck. I'm still learning. The name of the boat teapot is called "No-Time-4-Tea." I have started a series of boat teapots, hand constructed, made from terracotta, and painted with commercial underglazes and glazes. My objective with this Blog, CleanMud, is to post thoughts and photos of my work hoping to get feed back from friends and visitors to my site. Good or bad, I will welcome the criticism and your thoughts. I will post new pieces of my pottery as frequently as I can so visit often. Sincerely, Jeffrey R.
Took my first clay classes at Bemidji State University in 1989. In 2002, after a long break, I started more pottery classes at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI.
I do not have one area of interest, but that isn't to say I am unfocused. I enjoy making everything from coffee mugs to trompe l' oeil. I work with highfire stoneware, and low fire earthenware. I'm just clay crazy.