Stylized black and white image of Kurt rising from a bluish purple band; wind blowing through his long hair and a bowl spinning above his upturned left hand.  Titled The Hairy Potter with his motto: "If you don't see what you want, he can probably make one materialize for you."

This page displays work that I can’t think of any other category to put it into.  For example, the picture at the right is a project I’ve been working on to keep orchids.  The design is intended to have the plants hanging just like they grow in the canopies of trees.  There have three holes in the rim to attach a hanger.  The plants can be watered by dunking the whole thing into a bucket, and the saucer gives a decorative place for the plant to drain until you rehang it.


I’ve been asked if the next two pots are toothbrush holders.  They’re actually my versions of Dutch tulip vases.  They offer a short table centerpiece that produces a full spray of individual flowers by holding stems in the separate holes.

A counter-clockwise view shows three images of two complete orchid planters.  The piece at 10 o'clock displays the piece that holds the orchid plant upside down.  It  looks like a bowl with no foot --  dome shpaed with numerous holes to provide air for the plant's roots.  The piece at 4 o'clock displays the saucer that the bowl sits in when it's not hanging up.  It looks like a deep saucer with a smaller bowl attached in the center that has holes in it and will hold the orchid bowl and keep it from sitting in water.  The third image shows the two pieces sitting together.

Two piece orchid pots suitable for hanging.  Approximately 8 by 6 inches.

Two thrown “Tulipieres” made from a white clay body that consisted of 2/3 white stoneware and1/3 porcelain; bisque fired then glazed with a layered combination of “Royal Blue”, “Persian Blue”, “Vegas Red”, and “Heaven’s Gate”; fired to Cone 10, gas, reduction, 2010.  The pieces were both nicely reduced and are; On the left, 6 inches tall and 6 inches wide at the widest point; and the right one is 7 inches tall and 5 inches wide.

Two “Tulipieres”.  The left: 6 by 6 inches, and the right is 7 inches tall by 5 inches wide at the shoulder.

A thrown “Dragon Egg” made from terra cotta clay; covered with slip made from the trimmings, and sieved with chromium oxide; burnished, then fired, without being bisque fired, in a wood-fired stove, 2010.  The piece is 4.25 inches tall and 3 inches wide.
A thrown “Dragon Egg” made from a white clay body that consisted of 2/3 white stoneware, 1/3 porcelain, and added silica; dried to “bone dry”, then burnished with terra sigillata that was made by David LaPierre; glazed in “Mystery Blue” glaze produced by David LaPierre; and raku fired and reduced with dried coffee grounds, 2010.  The piece is 4.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide.

Two “Dragon Eggs”.  The left is wood-fired and   measures 4.25 inches tall by 3 inches wide.  The right one is raku-fired and measures 4.5 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide.

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