First firing from Portland studio

Last night I finished the first firing in my new Portland studio. You can go to www.etsy.com/shop/jwartpottery to check for availability.

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New JW Art Pottery Studio Open in Portland

After many months of work, the new JW Art Pottery studio is open in Portland, Oregon.

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The studio was converted from a 420-square foot garage next to my house. Like the house, it was built in 1923. The white-washed barn wood and windows are original to the structure. Incredibly, most of the glass panes are original — the glass has a lovely wavy texture. The concrete floor is acid-stained and the color is called “Potter’s Wheel.”

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There is a view of the garden from the window above my sculpting table.

Final California Firing

I was able to find time to fire three new organic vases before moving to my new studio in Portland.

Redlands Style Frog Vase on Display Until Oct. 22, 2012

This Redlands style Frog Vase is currently on display at the Santa Cruz Art League Gallery until Oct. 22. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12pm to 5pm, Sunday, 12pm to 4pm, and first Fridays of the month, 12pm to 9pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. The Santa Cruz Art League is located at 526 Broadway in Santa Cruz. You can contact the gallery at (831) 426-5787.