Posts tagged ‘Kiln Firing’
Plum Bottom Pottery will host THE HOLIDAY SHOW, Friday and Saturday, December 10-11th from 10-5pm. Stop by and enjoy hot cider, cookies and light hor d’oueuvres and see newly created porcelain pottery and sculpture by resident artist and owner Chad Luberger. Luberger will be unloading a kiln full of new porcelain mugs, bowls and vases perfect gifts for the art lover in your life. Angela Lensch will unveil a special holiday jewelry line created at Plum Bottom studios. The line will include Lensch’s newest earrings, woven necklaces and bracelets, all perfect one of a kind gifts for the holidays. Plum Bottom’s newest artist Erin Nolan will be on hand Saturday, December 12th from 12-2pm to answer questions about her beautifully detailed wood block fine art prints. Guest artist Mary White will debut her latest pastels created over the past six months, inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Plum Bottom. Be the first to see the pastel drawings of this talented artist.
“I enjoy keeping my doors open in the winter, it’s the perfect time to reconnect with neighbors and Door County locals who brave the winter,” says Luberger. “Stop by, have a cookie, some cider and enjoy the art of Plum Bottom, finely crafted right here in Door County.” Plum Bottom Pottery is open through the winter (except holidays) Friday and Saturday from 10-4pm. The gallery is located 15 minutes north of Sturgeon Bay and 5 minutes south of Egg Harbor on Hwy 42 then go east 1 mile on Plum Bottom Rd to 4999 Plum Bottom Rd. or visit PlumBottomPottery.com.
November 30, 2010 at 9:31 pm
I will once again host Knock Magazine for their summer issue release party. Nik Garvoille and I have collaborated on this event for the past two years. Last year was a a great success. I am truly excited to have the contributing writers doing live readings from Issue 8 The Belly.
I am firing a new body of porcelain work that will be making its debut at the event and Angela Lensch will be unveiling her new summer jewelry designs. Last year Pamela Moore(my mother) catered the event and this year she has graciously agreed to create the cuisine but with an Asian themed twist. If you haven’t experienced my mom’s food, trust me, it’s worth the trip down to Plum Bottom in itself.
The revelry will start around 6pm on Thurs. July 15th. We will also be serving wine and beer. Come on down and feed not only your soul but your belly!
I hope to see you there!
July 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm
I have just finished posting all the new porcelain work for March on PlumBottomPottery.com! Click the picture of one of my favorite new porcelain wall sculptures and it will take you to the site. I’ve also added prices to the captions of each piece. If a piece happens to catch your eye just call or email me with the number of the piece, which is also listed in the description and I will ship it out fast, via Fedex or UPS! Enjoy the new work – it’s time for me to get back to work in the studio – summer is fast approaching.
March 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm
Amazing how time slips through your fingers. I’m back in the glaze room getting ready to fire the kiln on Friday. I have 120 new pieces that I’m working on which includes lots of new mugs and wall sculptures. Things here in Door County are starting to warm up . . . at least for now the weather has been beautiful – mid-30′s and the sun is shinning. Makes it hard to be in the studio all day but summer is fast approaching and I’m hoping to be a little ahead of the curve as far as inventory goes this year. Of course when the new porcelain work is done I’ll post new pictures on plumbottompottery.com. Thanks for checking in.
Don’t forget to hug and kiss your pots everyday, you wouldn’t want them to feel neglected!
March 2, 2010 at 9:00 am
Here I am spraying glaze on one of my most recent oval casseroles. I installed a spray booth in the studio last winter and the booth has been an integral part of my glazing process since. I used to spray outside – which got kinda cold in January! Spraying allows me to get a nice even coat on larger pieces and also allows an “airbrushed” look by subtly overlapping glazes.
I fired the kiln yesterday and plan on unloading 120 new porcelain pieces on Weds. Plan on seeing pictures of the new work here and on my website PlumBottomPottery.com. Til then.
January 26, 2010 at 11:04 am
This is about 4 Cords of firewood that will keep me warm through the long harsh winter of Northern Wisconsin. Actually the wood stove that I installed about two years ago has done an amazing job keeping the studio nice and toasty. There is nothing worse than working in clay in a cold studio. All this wood means that Plum Bottom Pottery is now holding Winter hours which are Friday and Saturday 10-4pm. If the snow is blowin’ you may want to call ahead and make sure I can get the road clear, but more likely than not I or Angela Lensch will be there. Thank you to everyone who stopped by Plum Bottom this summer and fall – it was a tremendous year and I’m already excited to get back into the studio and start work on next summer’s line of work.
I will be firing the kiln in the next week. I’ve been working on some new oval casseroles and teapots perfect for the upcoming winter months so feel free to stop on by and see what’s new. The new work will be in the gallery Friday, Nov. 27th – the day after Thanksgiving.
November 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm
New work is in the gallery. 110 new porcelain pieces found their way into the gallery here at Plum Bottom. After getting back from Penland School of Craft it was a bit of a challenge to get back to work in the studio. I just put my head down and started working. A month later some nice pieces came out of the kiln. I really believe sometimes the most important thing in your work evolving is to do just that, work. It was a valuable lesson to not judge the work too harshly while in process and be thankful for an opportunity to express myself creatively – even if at times there is more struggle than inspiration.
September 26, 2009 at 2:54 pm
Here’s a peek at a couple of the porcelain pieces that came out of the kiln(click the pics for larger images). I got really nice copper reds. I also have been experimenting with the above black and cobalt blue glazes. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the results. You can see the majority of the new pieces on my website www.plumbottompottery.com. On Friday I am off to Penland School of Craft for my week long class with Jeff Zamek. It’s a class on glaze chemistry, I’m hoping to get a better understanding of the raw materials that go into glazes t gain better control over my glaze colors and textures. I’m excited for the class but also excited to go back to Penland. I studied there with Cynthia Bringle for two months about two years ago. I also want to see Nick Joerling, an old friend who does beautiful ceramic work. With all the potters and artists in the area I’ll be like a kid in a candy store. Hopefully I’ll be able to post a few pictures while I’m gone to keep ya’ll updated as to what I’m learning. Angela and Becky will be holding down the fort here at Plum Bottom Pottery so the gallery will still be open everyday 10-5pm.
August 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm
New work about to be glazed.
Carbon Trap Shino
Time to get back to glazing! I leave for a glaze chemistry class at Penland School of Craft in a week and a half so I need to get some new work out into the gallery. I’ve been working on new textured mugs and a new style of tumbler. New work should be out in the gallery by Aug19th. I will have about 100 new porcelain pieces to display. The pictures above show some of the new bisque work that is about to be glazed. I also wanted to show a picture of a new carbon trap shino glaze I have been working with. I really like the variation I get with the carbon trapped areas and the contrast with the bright orange of the non-trapped areas. You can expect more of these colors in the new work.
August 9, 2009 at 10:51 am
I know summer had actually been here for awhile, but the gallery has been humming the last few weeks. I’ve also been tangling with a new line of pots that are in the kiln being fired as I write this. 100 new porcelain pieces will be making their debut this Weds. Also if new pots are enough reason to lure you to the gallery - come and see painters from the Plein Air Festival painting the beautiful surroundings here at Plum Bottom Wednesday, July 22nd from 11-2pm. Until then . . .
July 17, 2009 at 1:01 pm