Category Archives: Wheel Thrown

Why “Papillon Pots”?

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Why “Papillon Pots?” Why did I choose the french word for “butterfly” and why “butterfly” in the first place? I chose “butterfly” because my grandmother loved butterflies.  Since she passed away I have always had one on my person, whether it is in the print of the fabric I am wearing, or my jewelry there is always a butterfly on… Read more »

Janis Wilson Hughes: Evolution Stoneware Pottery, What Inspires You?

Janis Wilson Hughes of Evolution Stoneware Pottery is someone who has inspired me. So I asked her, “What inspires you?” She referred me to her bio on her website…and I understood more about her. I found Janis on YouTube early on in my own adventure with pottery.  I watched her make a few things as she stood at her wheel.  I… Read more »

Handmade Porcelain and Stoneware Pottery

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I love making handmade porcelain and stoneware pottery.  It is hard for me to decide which clay I like best because they all have different virtues and different drawbacks. The drawbacks are easy to overcome most of the time.  It usually consists of a little sanding or grinding after the final fire, or being careful of the glaze choices. The… Read more »

Fun Things From the Kiln

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I got some more Fun Things From the Kiln the other day…well, the other MONTH…but who is keeping track? I said that glazing isn’t my favorite part of pottery and I whined a little bit about how much I had to glaze in a day…and since then I have seen what OTHER potters glaze in a day.  I just don’t… Read more »