Monday morning did not start off well. Two of my vases blew up in the bisque fire. The force of the blasting shards cracked my latest famous artists plate. Have no idea how I brought the temperature up so quickly.
The plate is Franz Marc's "Blue Horse." I carved the image after I had trimmed the plate and it is surely one of the best I have done, so I was pretty pissed off when I hear the popping pot.
Good thing I didn't put my Edvard Munch plate in the same load. I Carved the image of "The Scream" into the plate the same way as this broken plate. I have a good feeling about it.
Anyway, it is time to throw another plate and carve the "Blue Horse" again.
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.