Monday, March 26, 2018

Minis

Making some mini face jugs. The first two sold and are on their way to their new home. I don't know how many I will make. They are not much easier than the large jugs. They require special care when throwing and greater attention to detail.
However, I have been asked by some of my collectors to offer some mini's for their collections so I embark on a new adventure. They are signed or initialed on the bottom (as space allows).











Sunday, March 25, 2018

Quadruple stacker just out of the kiln


Big Stack Of Trouble.
These young demons are out looking for trouble
and mischief to get into. All the pranks and
dirty tricks they can conjure up are fair game.
This is the first quadruple stack jug I have ever made.
It stands about 19" tall and is fully functional.








Big Stack Of Trouble.
These young demons are out looking for trouble and mischief to get into. All the pranks and dirty tricks they can conjure up are fair game.
This is the first quadruple stack jug I have ever made. It stands about 19" tall and is fully functional.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Kiln Gods Smiling

Wow it must be Christmas instead of the first day of Spring. Just unloaded a nice kiln load of jugs. They all came out good.





Wednesday, March 14, 2018

"Devils Playthings 2"

A work in progress. "Devils Playthings 2". There is naked Adam and Eve, the Devil, the apple and the serpent. The cast of characters is set for a little showdown in the Garden of Eden.














Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Smoke Stack of Monkeys

Working on a smoke stack of monkeys. (or a stack of smoking monkeys) Don't know what the little dude on top was smoking but he did just return from a trip to Colorado.











Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New Jugs Just Out Of The Kiln

Four new jugs. Including, “Old Man Winter”, “Just A Little Tipsy”, "Year of The Red Fire Monkey” and  “John Barleycorn". 



Friday, January 13, 2017

Old Man Winter

Work in progress; "When Old Man Winter Screams In To Town". Waiting to see if a major ice storm reaches us. I thought it was the perfect time to make this years version of Old Man Winter. If this old Jack Frost nips at your nose you might need a plastic surgeon. He's jug number 201 of the last 1000 jugs I will ever make.






















Sunday, January 8, 2017

Gettin' Juggy With It.

2017 already and lots of new energy. Time to get back to making my last 1000 face jugs.


Monday, December 26, 2016

THE HAPPY COUPLE

More sculptures in my "Oklayhoma" series. Mostly made from local wild clays, The shapes are thrown on the wheel, distorted and sanded smooth and coated with terra sigillata. The terra sigillata is made from clays that I collect in the wilds of southern Oklahoma.. After burnishing they are fired in saggars with combustibles, salts, oxides and sulphates. Each ingredient adds it's own distinctive effect. The results are mostly unpredictable and unique. The fired pieces are assembled, sealed and buffed with wax to a soft shine.










Thursday, June 9, 2016

Colonel Sanders


Da Funk Is Back. A MILESTONE JUG. Number 200

"Colonel Sanders, Chicken Of The South."

It seems that while his troops were engaged in a pitched battle the Colonel was getting "fried" in the local tavern.
He wasn't alone. There were several other officers present in that tavern. There was Captain Nail, he was getting hammered. General Walls, getting plastered.
Any resemblance between this fictitious character and any Colonel Sanders living, dead, or being played by Norm Macdonald, is purely coincidental and just a little ridiculous.

A MILESTONE JUG. Number 200 and only the second rooster I have ever made.


























Friday, April 22, 2016

Natures Blessing

"Natures Blessing"... On its way to Goddard Center's juried exhibition.
It was hand built, from wild mud, coated with Terra Sigillata, buffed and saggar fired. No glaze is used.
This is from a greater body of work I'm calling, "Oklayhoma". The pieces will all be made from wild mud, hand dug and processed in Oklahoma. My goal is to use native materials, processes and alternative firing methods to produce a contemporary body of sculpture, marrying the ancient and the modern. This first series is under the subheading "Red River Narrative" this series will be comprised of pieces made from materials sourced within 50 miles of the Red River.






Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Silver Tongued Devil

This old "Silver Tongued Devil" can talk anyone into (or out of) just about anything. His guile and cunning are boundless. His sweet demeanor and soothing voice can disarm even the most wary individual.
He used to sell used cars but he is now studying law with plans to go into politics.

#197 of the last 1000 Major Jugs I will make. By a lifetime Potter/Sculptor.