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Organicflame Pottery by Jackie Maphis

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

2/25/2015

I have a nice kiln op-ening this morning.  I was testing glazes that I made instead of using commercial brands and finishing up a few pieces.  Some items I sell on Etsy,  others i sell on ebay and sometimes both.  Ebay I go under the name “redheadedpotter”

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2/.25/2015

 

My new teapot,  today it will go in the kiln for its glaze fire.  it will be red.

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I been working hard at getting more items for my etsy page…  Vincent is finished.  He turned out Great.

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I never posted the finished sea anemone…. so here she is.

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Just finished a small bottle with a swing top lid,  8 oz.  Perfect for olive oil.

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I tried something new recently, the vase was made with the use of sodium silicate applied to the outer wall. With the application of heat, the process of shaping the wall created the vase’s crackle pattern. The vase was fired and then treated with a copper wash to enhance the cracks and glazed on the top rim.

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I made a new mug,  I am hoping that it makes it through the firing stages.  I will allow it to dry for a couple of weeks first.  I will pull out the old underglazes and try painting it in vincent style.  I am not sure I can do it justice but we will see.

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The bane of all potters…..  Don’t say it,  don’t ask it and don’t hum it!

I am getting over the Christmas rush and restocking supplies.  I have been trying new things.  I am working witrh chemicals to enhance my work. Here is an example of this weeks focus.  What I am doing is applying sodium silicate to the surface of the pot after I throw it and then I dry the surface with a heat gun just slightly.  Working from the inside only I veryu slowly stretch out the pot and it creates a wonderful texture.  I will do a video of this technique  and upload it in the next week.

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I have been playing with roosters this past couple of weeks…. and sea anemones

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I made this great little fabric design to make my pictures look nicer.  It is for sale on Spoonflower.  Doesnt that look more professional?

http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/3803421

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Just after christmas and I am working hard to get my inventory filled with fun things.  Sales were good this year. Here are a few new things.

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Teapot with a little picasso influence, not yet fired.

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Happy Thanksgiving week Everyone, Here are a couple of finished pieces for you to gander at. I am presently working hard to get caught up with everything.  I love the glaze color on Cthulhu.

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I have been on a serious Cthulhu kick lately,  Cthulhu is great to do because open to interpretation, since Lovecraft didn’t have a real clear picture of him.

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Yesterday I spend all afternoon working on this new piece.  As you see it is  a horse teapot.   The lid is a little small so I threw a new one today and it will fit alot nicer. Then I threw a tea/herb/stash jar to fit the old lid.  I took pics of the pony teapot for you.

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11/11/2014

I pulled a few new things from the kiln,  my tiny Cthuhlu turned out well, as did my new mugs. Color me pleased.

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Here is my work in progress for Halloween evening.  I decided on another chtuhlu jug.  Love him

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A couple new lil monsters.  2 of these are in a dark brown clay.

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and more mugs etc

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Latest Items 10/22/14

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IMG_1956 IMG_1965 IMG_1973Availability of items is subject to change.

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These Items finished in September 2014.  I need to make more jugs.

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A pretty Speckled Sussex Roo.

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This is peace jug, designed and wheel thrown with sculpt elements for a collection by a group of jug makers. (available)

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Face Jug Ood from Dr Who, this is also often mistaken for Cthuhulu. (not available)

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The best ever leading man in a romance movie.  Creature of the black lagoon was a romance wasn’t it? (not available)

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One eyed one horned….

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Candy Rush anyone?  (available)

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One eyed one horned face jug.  (available)

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Hand built Rose teapot  (unavailable)

Here are a few pieces that are waiting to be finished.  Feel free to drop me an email if you are interested in anything and we can talk about it.

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In Progress,  monster water pipe.  Special order

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September 2014,  a couple of guys just off the wheel.

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