Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Experimenting with Cone 6 oxidation

I've been experimenting with many of the glazes that Pete Pinnell, John Britt and Steven Hill have been publishing lately and getting some terrific results. Thankfully, I was able to install new elements in my kiln, which has improved my firing schedule tremendously. As well as finding a local Cone 6 porcelain with a great glaze fit. I'll post some pictures shortly.

Anyone out there playing with Cone 6 oxidation?

I'd love to hear about your successes!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Meet an OPA Member: Kris Paul

Three things about Kris that have nothing to do with clay.

1.I love cooking and would host a dinner party every evening if I could.

2.I adore being Auntie Krissy to six beautiful nieces.

3.I have a kick-ass tattoo!

Friday, January 15, 2010

a bit of inspiration from a Master

I consider Paul Soldner to be a living national treasure and I have been lucky enough to spend time with Paul during workshops and various lectures that he has given over the year's. Click on a clip of Paul from our sidebar toward the bottom of the page and enjoy!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Showcase Cookbook Cookout

Over the weekend, the Cookbook Crew assembled at Jen Tonneson's floating home to cook, bake and have a girls weekend/slumber party. And cook and bake we did. Jenny Lakeman, Jen Tonneson, Brenda Scott, Debi Nelson, Stephanie Burton, Deborah Moen, Reena & DoDo Dodeja and Kris Paul and our wonderful photographer David Lutz all pitched in and got the job done. An amazing collection of OPA members dishes and pots, props and flowers were scattered throughout the house and everyone enjoyed finding just the right pieces to create beautiful shots for the cookbook. Hats off to all that contributed! This is going to be a must-have cookbook.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

food obsessions

Is it really bad to still be devouring fromage blanc & caviar, a gift from a distant relative in Iceland, well after the New Year's Eve balloons have faded? I've got to either forget about it or...hmmm....what would Julia say?....bon appetit!