The studio

It feels good to get in the basement and really pull together the studio now that my kilns are here too.  Organizing the studio/laundry room in my mind for a while I quickly realized the entire set up would have to be strategic considering the washer and dryer, kiln, and pottery wheel would be together, all in the same room.  Eventually I will add some shelving to a wall or two for storing works in progress but for the meantime storage of finished product and craft show props would have to be under the stairs.  The glazing area and space for keeping studio knick-knacks fits well tucked back in a sort of small room separated by a brick wall that has an old wooden workbench (pictured).
So the past few days I have been making new pieces and arranging the space.  The next step is to get my kiln hooked up, sell a smaller one, buy some porcelain, and start the process of making work for sales and fairs in the fall and holiday season.

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Paths in Clay cover

Paths in Clay, a novel

Paths in Clay is a coming-of-age story about Jack, Allan, and Miller; three friends who return to the “palace”, a place where they studied Koh Loh ceramics, an ancient clay tradition passed on from an extinct culture.

When finished with studies, one must depart from the palace and venture out, not returning until they have established a direction or "path" as a clay artist.

Ten years have passed since they left their great Koh Loh Master Potter. Reminiscing about their days as students, Jack, Allan, and Miller embark on their anticipated return to the palace, during a ceremonial kiln firing and celebration - a time when the Master Potter’s former students, their students, friends, and friends of friends all come together to fire their pottery in several wood-fire kilns.

The journey takes them far from their humid tropical region home of the lower peninsula and delivers them to the bitter season of the snowy highlands. When the three men arrive, Jack is face-to-face with his palace-time girlfriend, Kirsten. She informs the three men that their master has grown ill. Amidst a celebration, among old friends, Jack, Allan, and Miller will discover the true nature of their friendships and complete one cycle of their lives and enter the passageway to another. The choices they make will forge ahead a renewed purpose as their roles in clay traditions confirm their paths; passing on Koh Loh clay to the next generations of potters.

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