Seth Guzovsky

This is Seth’s last cycle and I’m very sad to see him go. The two and a half years he’s been here have slipped by way too fast, though it’s been delightful to have seen him make such progress. He’s mastered any number of techniques and is now making lovely pots, as many of you already know. I’ll miss his work ethic and willingness to take on complicated tasks, his keen wit and refined sense of fairness. He’s off to Floyd, VA, to work alongside his girlfriend Andrea Denniston at Sylvie Granatelli’s pottery. It’ll be fascinating to watch his pots develop as he moves towards establishing a pottery of his own. Best of luck Seth, and thanks for all your help!

Mark Kozma

It’s always hard to start a new job and learn new skills, but “Koz” is settling in here nicely. He’s been making steady progress with his potting skills, and is already showing a keen sense of design and an admirable decorative sensibility. I enjoy working alongside him, and look forward to watching his ceramic evolution, helping all I can. Welcome aboard Koz!

Emma’s Jewelry

Some of you may remember that my daughter Emma made some sweet ceramic jewelry several years ago. Well, she’s made some more this firing and they turned out beautifully! She has some exquisite earrings and pendants, all made from our clay, some with blue glass inlay, many stamped with delicate impressions, all of them gorgeous. Please pick up some pairs for yourself, your wife, your daughters, aunts, and friends. They all deserve these treasures!

PREVIEW – Firing 85, December 2012

This has been a fascinating production cycle, with several notable diversions, including the very successful North Carolina Pottery Center auction in August, and an astonishing lecture series and pottery tour with ceramic critic Garth Clark and partner Mark del Vecchio in October. Their visit was something of a watershed for North Carolina pottery.

In between we knuckled down to some serious potting and made all the pretty pots that now adorn the shelves of the barn. The firing went very well, hot and clean, producing warm grays and browns accented by lively slip-trailed and sprigged decorations. I've a new vase shape and a particularly fine array of mugs and bowls, not to mention 10 gallon vases and a stunning display of big pots.

Below you'll see the fine pots made by my apprentices, and please scroll down to see the fabulous jewelry that my daughter Emma has made.

See you this weekend! Come out to the country and see all the pots and jewelry!

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