Entries by johnsnyder

First Seylou bowls delivered

After about a year of work, on an off, working on form and glaze, I finally delivered 8 grain bowls and 16 soup bowls to Seylou & Mill, in DC’s Shaw neighborhood. I approached Seylou co-owner Jessica Azeez about 11 months ago, to see if she were interested in engaging in the kind of relationship […]

Jar accepted for regional Shino show

A tall covered jar of mine has been accepted for inclusion in the Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino exhibition, scheduled for June 10 – September 5, 2021, at the Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD. The exhibition honors the memory of Malcolm Davis, a Washington, DC-based minister-turned-potter who developed and perfected a type […]

Spring 2020 mug sale @ Vine

I’ll be selling mugs at Vine again, from Feb 19 to March 3. Instead of specifying specific days and time periods, I’ll be available to interested customers “on demand”: via phone or text, we’ll agree on a time to meet at Vine to view my mugs. I’ll be selling various styles of mugs, with an […]

Fabulous firing!

In mid-September, Jennifer Dinkelmeyer and I pulled back the door on her little Bailey kiln, chock-full of my work, revealing one of the most beautifully fired array of work that I can recall. Jennifer and I were present during the firing, a few days earlier, but it was all Jennifer’s firing. THANKS, Jennifer! ALL! the […]

Mystery glaze?

In the previous post, the second photo, taken at the 2015 Alfred workshop, includes several pots of mine: a tall jar, a platter and three bowls. Those bowls are also pictured immediately below: The bowls’ liner glaze is a “teadust” glaze, and if you squint really hard, you can detect subtle hints of green “dust” […]

Old pots, new pics

Every once in a while, nice pots — like the two below — get lost in the shuffle and only very belatedly make it to celluloid. This small — 15″ X 15″ — platter with Gold Shino glaze and black slip designs, dates to June 2015 at Alfred, New York, during the month-long workshop I […]

Back to white

For the first time in years — 10? 12? — I’ve begun dabbling again with white clay, both stoneware and porcelain. In the 2000s, I worked with the combination of white stoneware and Oribe glaze while wood-firing at Baltimore Clayworks. Two resulting pieces have been inseparable from me ever since. The inspiration to return to […]