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Here is another new bowl from Hayne’s kiln. It is funny how our pots are similar in many ways. Seeing his palate under my treatment is like taking two steps to one side.

One year and a bit since my last post and guess what:

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I have some pottery again. The fluorescent lighting almost kills it, but here is a small sample of something small.

I’ve been making a few pots this summer, partially at home in New Haven and partially in the nearby studio of Hayne Bayless. Making again raises a host of questions and awarenesses and many strange feelings. I enjoyed it though and just picked up my pots from Hayne’s studio today.

I’ll be sending work to the American Pottery Festival in Minneapolis in September. With any luck I will get some more snapshots on here in the coming days. I am supposed to give a talk on my thoughts regarding contemporary pots, so any suggestions welcome!

I’ve just discovered the web site this blog used to be a part of is defunct. Apologies for that; maybe I’ll get that straightened out soon.

I think that’s it for now. Keep your eyes peeled for more Sequoia pots.

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I’m glazing my last few pots today, yoiks! Then loading the kiln and hoping to add a few to Etsy by this evening!

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I am now officially done making pots – here you can see my loaded shelves. Glazing days spread before me for the rest of the week. My plan is to put my last round of pots on etsy this friday, then close the shop on sunday. All the remaining work (including most of these pictured here that will not make it on etsy) will be available through a group of galleries this summer and fall. Stay tuned!

Hello readers!

It took an extra day to get my new pots of the week on line, but they are now live on Etsy. Check them out here:

www.etsy.com/shop/SequoiaMillerSQNYC12

I only have a handful this week, but a few new things, including:

The first (and only) two bottles I have made during this interlude. I have this one above and a black one, both in the black clay that I am loving so much.

I have also made my first jem jars out of the black clay. I have this pair and two singles. I really love how the surface is satiny and varied, but reads as just white and picks up the dark clay where it gets thin on the edges. This clay is also satisfyingly hard, like it is really vitrified at this temperature (cone 5).

Finally, I had to make one more of these. I think I have a sense now of how I like this blue on these pots, so i am a little more comfortable using this glaze. I have applied it to a number of pots this time around, but this is the only one to come out of the kiln yet.

I am getting close to the end here… I anticipate either two smallish batches like this one or one larger one. I plan to post my last group by next weekend and then close up shop by about the 21st or 22nd.

Enjoy!

All of my new pots are now live on Etsy:

www.etsy.com/shop/SequoiaMillerSQNYC12

That’s it for this week! Shipping Friday. Hopefully more pots next week.

Includes this new (and only) hut jar. Carter!!!!

And a fabulous new jar: looks totally new and yet my work! Strange that these things can happen even in so brief an interlude.

Enjoy!

Hey! I just posted 12 new pots on my Etsy store:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SequoiaMillerSQNYC12

Including:

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More for the pots from the cart (seen in my blog post just before this) will go up late tonight.

Enjoy!

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