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Ceramics Chop Mark

Visualizing mirror images is tough work. I remember a lovely moment, though, when, as a child, I attended my great-grandfather’s 90th birthday party on a bright, sunny day in Montana. His wife Minnie, my step-great-grandmother, showed me how to draw … Continue reading

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An invitation to subscribe to Jane Street Clayworks

It’s easy! Just click the button at the top right side of my blog or sign up with the RSS feed. You’ll receive notifications of new posts by email in summary form. There are many bells and whistles on the … Continue reading

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Spring brings a new domain for Jane Street Clayworks!

What better day to initiate change than on the first day of spring? We just got back from a Spring Equinox stroll down Jane Street. The fresh air did me good and I saw snowdrops and crocuses in bloom. Before … Continue reading

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Mishima Inlay Using Ceramic Underglazes

Mishima inlay is very attractive to me and I want to do more of it. This form of inlay does require a painstaking process using colored slips. First, I had to remove clay from the areas I wanted to inlay, … Continue reading

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The Student and Teacher’s Thixotropic Clay

Goopy, gloopy. Oozing, dripping. These are attributes of thixotropic clay, the properties of which are caused by deflocculation. The usual ways we work with clay are out of the question. “The clay appears to be firm but becomes increasingly fluid … Continue reading

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The Art of Small Things

It’s easy to not think small when we think clay. Small or tiny handmade items take time to make and when they’re done they are, well, small. Small can be amazing, though. If I consider a small piece someone made, … Continue reading

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An invitation to subscribe to Jane Street Clayworks!

It’s easy and, you got it, it’s free! Just click the button at the top right side of my blog and you’re good to go. You’ll receive notifications of new posts by email. There are so many bells and whistles, … Continue reading

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