In the beginning / by Sam Clarkson

This is likely the first fired pot I ever made- low fire salt in the scripps studio / i wasn't even taking a class there- pirated courtesy of Mitchell Wiencken and A recently retired Paul Soldner. If this pot came to me from someone else-I would tell my cabrillo student- “see how the curve flattens out on the belly? what about how it meets the space and how it meets the ground? Lips and feet are so important, there’s something valuable about deliberate application of slips and glazes, drips are so….. drippy.” - 26 years later- i’m firing midrange salt/wood  Anyway- aspiring ceramic artists- if you give your first pots to your mom, you’ll likely visit them 26 years later!!! pros and cons in this.  -testing this blog to see if it will post to my personal page not the facebook business page-

This is likely the first fired pot I ever made- low fire salt in the scripps studio / i wasn't even taking a class there- pirated courtesy of Mitchell Wiencken and A recently retired Paul Soldner. If this pot came to me from someone else-I would tell my cabrillo student- “see how the curve flattens out on the belly? what about how it meets the space and how it meets the ground? Lips and feet are so important, there’s something valuable about deliberate application of slips and glazes, drips are so….. drippy.” - 26 years later- i’m firing midrange salt/wood

Anyway- aspiring ceramic artists- if you give your first pots to your mom, you’ll likely visit them 26 years later!!! pros and cons in this.

-testing this blog to see if it will post to my personal page not the facebook business page-