Ginger Steele Workshop

Still Makin’ Pots – Goblets Today….

Thanks to all of you who have encouraged me to post process and work on my Insomnia Pottery blog.  It’s been a long since my last post, but I continue to receive emails from potters who have found it useful.

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Still Makin’ Pots – Goblets Today….

Thanks to all of you who have encouraged me to post process and work on my Insomnia Pottery blog.  It’s been a long since my last post, but I continue to receive emails from potters who have found it useful.

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Some Finished Knobs, and a Report on the New Salt Kiln

Yes, I finally did fire some of those knobs that I was blogging about back in January and February. I have been busy with other clay projects, daily work at my nursery business, and with learning to use my new

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Some Finished Knobs, and a Report on the New Salt Kiln

Yes, I finally did fire some of those knobs that I was blogging about back in January and February. I have been busy with other clay projects, daily work at my nursery business, and with learning to use my new

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Building a New Teapot Form…

I’ve been thinking about handbuilding some new teapot forms for my summer shows. I like to apply patterns to my clay while it’s flat and helpless… much easier than individually incising whole pots. I also think that teapot users like

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Building a New Teapot Form…

I’ve been thinking about handbuilding some new teapot forms for my summer shows. I like to apply patterns to my clay while it’s flat and helpless… much easier than individually incising whole pots. I also think that teapot users like

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Deteriorating Salt Kiln Requires Rebuilding….

I’ve fired my salt kiln 77 times in the past five years. I thought in the early years that I might get 100 firings, but the condition of the kiln is beginning to concern me and it’s clear that it’s

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Deteriorating Salt Kiln Requires Rebuilding….

I’ve fired my salt kiln 77 times in the past five years. I thought in the early years that I might get 100 firings, but the condition of the kiln is beginning to concern me and it’s clear that it’s

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Finishing up the Knobs…

Here are the blank knobs that were thrown at the wheel last week, with a little bit of incising added. I will probably make most of my knobs from low fire clay, especially those I need for my kitchen that

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Finishing up the Knobs…

Here are the blank knobs that were thrown at the wheel last week, with a little bit of incising added. I will probably make most of my knobs from low fire clay, especially those I need for my kitchen that

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Knobs, Continued…..

Here’s a nice little trim chuck for trimming the knobs I made the other day. It has a broad surface to support the knobs, and adhere to them while they are trimmed. It will make a pleasing small vase after

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Knobs, Continued…..

Here’s a nice little trim chuck for trimming the knobs I made the other day. It has a broad surface to support the knobs, and adhere to them while they are trimmed. It will make a pleasing small vase after

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Making Handmade Ceramic Knobs

As many of you know, I have been making tile for my kitchen as part of a home remodel. Most of the tile is complete, and some is installed. In my dining area, there are beautiful new oak cabinets that

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Making Handmade Ceramic Knobs

As many of you know, I have been making tile for my kitchen as part of a home remodel. Most of the tile is complete, and some is installed. In my dining area, there are beautiful new oak cabinets that

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Tile Making for My Home

For the next month or so, I will be creating tile for my own home. I’m going to be making a door surround for my front door – a 12″-14″ border that will wrap both sides and the top of

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Tile Making for My Home

For the next month or so, I will be creating tile for my own home. I’m going to be making a door surround for my front door – a 12″-14″ border that will wrap both sides and the top of

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Making a Handbuilt Spout

First, a template is used to cut conditioned clay into a conic spout-shaped form. The clay is softer than what I use for most handbuilding – this will permit the spout to be curved without any cracking of the clay.

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Making a Handbuilt Spout

First, a template is used to cut conditioned clay into a conic spout-shaped form. The clay is softer than what I use for most handbuilding – this will permit the spout to be curved without any cracking of the clay.

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State of the Reliquary and Notes from the Workshop

Here are some cups and teapots made by potters at the workshop in my studio this past Saturday. White earthenware clay – LF06 from Seattle Pottery Supply – was used to build these pieces. Participants worked with conditioned clay slab,

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State of the Reliquary and Notes from the Workshop

Here are some cups and teapots made by potters at the workshop in my studio this past Saturday. White earthenware clay – LF06 from Seattle Pottery Supply – was used to build these pieces. Participants worked with conditioned clay slab,

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