Monday, February 28, 2011


Reduction, Celadon Glaze

Some glaze experiments, just funning around.

Atmospherically Fired Cups

Cone 10 Reduction, Salt and Soda added
The slip casting body I use does not interact politely with the atmospheric firings, hence the bizarre results.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

End of Winter Studio Usage

Lots and lots of cups. Stay tuned...

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I made these using leather samples that Jason left in the studio. They have a wooden rib for structure, and reference primitive saddles. They were mostly fun to make, but attaching snap fasteners is no fun at all.

Friday, February 11, 2011

My other passion now has a Tumblr

A Tumblr site about crazy animals and their relative danger to humans, which in my opinion is the most relevant information about them.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Some New Cups

Materials, L-R: High iron cone ten slip in reduction; dirt and clay from outside my window fired to cone 10, and slip with pink mason stain

A new jasperware cloud cup

One morning last spring I was struck by how purple the dirt outside my window was, so I ball milled it for 24 hours intending to use it as a terra sigilatta, but then I cast a cup in it. All of these images are materials/ casting body experiments done over the past year.

Lots of new cups are for sale here: Shop+Buy at Mark Warren Studio

Monday, February 7, 2011

Stone Glaze Experiments

Tom has been grinding and shaping stones recently, and he offered me some of the very fine dust that comes off the rock during the polishing process. I glazed and lined a cup with it for the most recent reduction firing Ian and I did. These results were totally unexpected and really beautiful. I can't wait to play around with it some more in the next firings we plan on doing. Also, as an aside, the last thing I thought I would be doing two years ago would be to get excited about putting rock dust on clay objects. Oh well...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Airline Bone China

This has been really influential on my most recent ceramic series, check out this Flickr gallery:

Thanks Sabenien. Thanks Flickr.