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Fine Mess Pottery · 1d ago

The Glaze Challenge

People often ask if I offer classes. I teach, but not at my studio. I'm not set up for that, and more than that I am far, far too much of an introvert to feel comfortable with other people i...
Fine Mess Pottery · 1d ago

Firing at Watershed: Results!

As commonly happens, the firing at Watershed was great! That soda kiln is a joy to fire.Look at these even cone packs!I had six participants in the workshop - small enough that (I hope) ever...
Fine Mess Pottery · 5d ago

Scenes from a Firing

Most photos by Cindy Chiuchiolo - thanks Cindy!Last weekend I did a firing workshop at Watershed with a superfun group of ladies from Maine and Massachusetts. We were graced with perfect wea...
Fine Mess Pottery · 1W ago

Challenging Aesthetics, Or, The Last Juicy Mug from The Juicy Firing

There was a super- juicy area in this last kiln - no dry spots (YAY) but there was a region that got heavy soda, so much glaze it flowed in rivulets on some pots. As it does when it's fired ...
Fine Mess Pottery · 1W ago

Rivers of Glaze

Sometimes pots turn out pretty much like I planned. Sometimes, not so much! In this case the kiln seemed to have ideas of its own:$36 - Click here for purchase informationIt's a very nice mu...
Fine Mess Pottery · 1W ago

Blue and Russet Vase with Flowers

Click here to purchase this vase!I while ago I did a step-by-step on a thrown and altered form that has been fascinating me for a little while now, but I think this is the first time I've sh...
Fine Mess Pottery · 1W ago

Bowls of a Different Sort

Chocolate bowls with Raspberry Fudge frozen yogurt, whipped cream nuts & berriesIt's Mother's Day! My family typically come up here from the Portland area for lunch and just hanging out. Usu...
Fine Mess Pottery · 2W ago

New Pots!

Oh man! It feels like forever since I have had pots to post! I'll have links to purchase these up soon, but for now, have a look! it was a very juicy firing, lots of soda, well distributed. ...
Fine Mess Pottery · 2W ago

And the Winner is...

Fine Mess Pottery · 2W ago

Who's Afraid of a Little Rain?

We aren't Wicked Witches! We won't melt!I actually already had my first three sales of the day - the first was at 10:01 am, before I had a chance to take down the tent walls. Promising!It's ...