Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Here are some more photos from the Dahman Artisan Barn's show
 mugs by Judith Marvin
 Porcelain by Carolyn Guy
A murder of ravens by Jeanne Wood
The Palouse Studio Potter's Guild had a show at the Dahman Artisan's Barn from November 4th through November 25th 2012. The Barn is in Uniontown WA with hours from 10:00am-6:00pm Thursday through Sunday. There are many more beautiful ceramics than are shown here too.
 South looking view of the gallery. Val Boydo's "Nightmares" Judith Martin's "Sagger Fired Vase" Val's disk instillations, and Carolyn Guy's bowl and Raku pot.
A close-up of Val's disks

 More of Val's Instillation
 Ryan Law's "Crow" sculpture and Jeanne Wood's "Raven Vase" appear to be cawing at the same thing.
 David Roon's handmade tiles in his table.
 Ryan Law's Possum Family
 Another view of the Gallery with Ryan Law's "Ducks" in the front.
A selection of functional pottery by Carolyn Guy
"Sake Set" by Judith Marvin

A selection of cave inspired art by Jeanne Wood

 A bust by Ryan Law and some pit fired vases by Jeanne Wood
"Octopus Vase" by David Roon

Ocean inspired ceramics by Val Boydo

Friday, February 3, 2012

Judith Hosts A Barrel Firing

The Summer of 2011, the Palouse Studio Potters were invited to Casa Marvin with Judith and Gary to do a barrel firing followed by one of our famous pot luck lunches.

This is what it looks like beginning to load the barrel. Straw, dung, kindling, banana peels, paper, Miracle Gro.
Oh yes, add some ceramics too. These are Judith's tile and set of buttons. Then more layers of fuel.

Jeanne's amphora and Judith's jar, more fuel will be piled on.

The barrel loaded moments before we lit it afire and removed to the excellent lunch.

After just a few hours it has burned down. A few pots are peeking out from the coals.
Judith's tile is still very hot, but you can see some color from the firing.

And some finished pots. Including a broken amphora, this kind of firing is rough and tumble and the pots don't all work out. Although the ones in the foreground did.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Empty Bowls, 2011

This year the proceeds from the Palouse Studio Potter's Guild donated the proceeds of our annual Empty Bowls Project to the food bank that serves the Kendrick-Julietta, ID area and to OxFam international. We appreciated the gracious response from the Kendrick-Julietta Food Bank staff.

As in previous years, we had a beautiful array of handmade bowls from which to choose.

And the choice offered to people was so vast. Different shapes, different glaze colors, and different techniques of surface decorations.

Often, people exclaimed how difficult it was to choose their favorite bowl because there were so many great pieces of pottery.

Potter's Guild members Ryan Law and Val Boydo accept the donation money and explain to the participants about the charities that will receive the proceeds and about the beautiful bowls.

Then the participants choose one of the delicious soups donated by the Moscow Food Co-op in their new handmade bowl.

To add to the enjoyable atmosphere of the day. We were treated to entertainment by musicians who also donated their time and talent.

We couldn't do it without the help of volunteers. The effort of Gary Marvin, in the kitchen the entire event, is our favorite.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Individual bowls

Some of the beautiful bowls that were handmade and available for lucky participants during the 2011 Empty Bowls organized by the Palouse Studio Potter's Guild. With help from the Moscow Food Co-op who provided soup and bread, and the "Heart of the Arts" who donated hall space, the kitchen and helpers for this event.

This bowl was another collaborative effort between the glaze painter, and Carolyn Guy, who threw the pot.

Different styles done by different people. Judith Marvin's pot in the center is handbuilt. The others were thrown on a wheel.

Another wide variety of bowls. Some are painted with underglazes.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Moscow Late Winter Art Show, 2011

Some members of Palouse Studio Potters Guild showed their work in State Farm Insurance building as part of the All City Art Show that coincided with the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. State Farm has been generous in sharing its Main Street business space with artists of the Region.

First display upon entering the building is by Jeanne Wood. Her work is wheel thrown and then carved, or they may have underglaze painting as surface decoration. All painting is done freehand.

Jeanne's work here is high fired and all functional pottery.

Judith Marvin's work is next in line. Much of Judith's recent work has been handbuilt and primitive fired work. The taller vase is a raku pot and the bowl is covered with terra sigilatta and then pit fired to get the smoke blackened areas.

Here are Judith's highfired handbuilt vase and her saggar fired wheel thrown vessel. The colors on the smaller pot are not glazes, just the effects of the flame and smoke in the sagger-style firing. High-fired glaze covers the texture of the vase.

Undersea forms are the inspiration for Val Boydo's current sculptural ceramic art.

Hand building is the prefered method for Val's creative art. They shine with lusterous glaze.

This deserves a closer look.

Carolyn Guy does mostly wheel thrown work, but some of her pieces, such as the large bowl on the right are handbuilt. Carolyn constructed this bowl using the drape mold technique.

Carolyn alters each of her pots after they are thrown. All are one of a kind pieces and are of high fired porcelain. Carolyn makes her own porcelain clay and glazes.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

An Empty Bowl workshop

For Empty Bowls, we often encourage friends who are not potters to paint designs on bisqued bowls with underglazes. We then cover their designs with a transparent glaze and fire as usual. It is always a treat to see what people come up with and their unusual approaches to surface design.
The following pictures was from a bowl painting workshop in Lacey WA. We painted a whopping 24 bowls that afternoon.

Gavin Eveland, the young man is a painter in oils. His approach to painting bowls is unquestionably different.

Tamm is an all-around artist. Her work is being admired by Aaron, her greatest fan.

More people donating their time and talent to make Empty Bowls a success. In addition they are having a great time working on their designs.

Although this is a blurry picture, Patrick's concentration is still apparent. The bowls he painted were crazy and creative.