Stephen De Staebler with works in progress.
Jun Kaneko with a portion of his “Polka Dot Wall,” approximately 12 feet in length, slip-decorated tiles with Cone 6 transparent glaze.
At work in his studio, Minnesota potter Jeff Oestreich finds ‘comfortable can lead to dead work.” He once was reluctant to make changes; now change is welcome.
“Fireplug,” actual size, perlite and ball clay fired to Cone 8 in a saggar filled with vermiculite and copper, followed by a Cone 06 glaze firing, multiple Cone 017 china paint firings, a Cone 017 luster firing and a final firing to Cone 018 for melted glass details, by Robert Shay.
Glazed and lustered whiteware vessel, 24 inches high, by Anna Silver.
Korean pickling jars awaiting single firing in a wood-burning tube kiln.
Wood-fired jar, approximately 20 inches in height, feldspathic Shigaraki-type clay, with decorative “lip shadow” from an adjacent pot, by Tsujimura Shiro of Japan.
In his studio, a table is arranged for comparison of thrown and faceted porcelain vases by Chris Staley of Kansas.
Wood-fired stoneware jar, glazed, approximately 29 inches in height, by Ken Ferguson.