Old school – NEW world

Bridging the gap . . .

chrismus . . .

I guess this is what it’s all about . . . someone buys a g-bread haus and the old man ends up building it . . . my grandson “helped” 4 maybe 5 minutes . . .

My “helper” hard at it . . .

“Goat” games . . .

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Moveable Studio

Most people who see my pottery assume that I have a “studio” . . . I don’t. My workspace consists of a canvas covered piece of plywood, a piece of 2 inch thick kitchen countertop laminate, and two collapsable sawhorses.

I use local clay . . . non-clay inclusions are left in the clay body . . . Several clay bodies are sometimes combined to build the vessels . . . The different clays are wedged together to create a new clay body, variegated or marbled in appearance . . . that is, the individual clay bodies retain there original colors although being blended into a workable mass.

Time for some coffee then back to work . . .

The lag diaries 

Fired a local clay vessel . . . a bit rough, but could be fired a cone higher.  The vessel was hand built using coils about 3/4 “ in diameter . . . natural inclusions were left in the clay body . . . kaolin and other volcanic detritus. . .  there are hairline fractures, but none will cause future wall failure.  This piece will be left as is . . .  

Future bowls will be reduction fired outdoors using cow manure after the initial bisque fire in an electric kiln. 

Resident “President”

Well, trump is in the White House . . . spellcheck didn’t capitalize the “t” in trump . . . h-m-m-m  

I decided to open the blog for a few minutes . . . 1830 – Indian Removal Act; 1864 – Emancipation Act; 1863-Owens Valley Paiute Removal; 1864-Navajo Long Walk; 1924-American Indian Citizenship Act . . . 

Stop turning the other cheek, stop being “native Americans,” stop being native/natives, stop being politically correct . . . remember who you are, remember that you have an individual tribal identity . . . Columbus never set foot in the “americas” . . . 

goodby . . .

I don’t know how long I’ve had this blog, but it’s time to close the door on this phase of my life . . . time to move on.

Return of the prodigal . . .

  

My old Leica V-LUX 1 has retuned . . . I loaned it to my youngest daughter and thought it was gone forever . . . she recently purchased a new Canon EOS, and it was out with the old in with the new.  Gotta buy some new batteries and SD cards . . . 

Double exposure

Haiku HD and Image Blender apps . . . iPod Touch 5G image.

  

12x tele lens

Bought a 12x tele lens for my iPod mini . . . don’t have a tripod mount for it yet but I shot some stuff sitting in my EZ chair . . . 

Here goes . . .  

12x with ToonCamera app . . . cat scratching post & TV cables 

  

 
Ceiling fan . . . 12x lens with ToonCamera app . . .  

 

Stormy weather . . . 

Sunday p.m. the weather was spectacular . . .  

 

Shot with the iPad mini onboard cam . . . straight, no chaser.

homage to Geiger . . .

Had these lying about for sometime . . .