Entries by johnsnyder

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 […]

District Clay Center Spring Sale

I’ll be selling work at the District Clay Center Spring Sale, on Saturday, May 5, 11 am – 4 pm. The event will be at DCC 2414 Douglas St NE, in the District. Almost 30 potters will be selling their work. I’ll be selling mugs and bowls of the varieties shown below. Please join us! […]

Mug sale @ Vine, Friday, Feb. 23 – Saturday, Feb. 24

For the first time in over three years, I’ll be selling my mugs at Vine Sourdough Bakery and cafe, on February 23 and 24. The mugs will be drawn from several firings in December and January. These will include some Blue/Black and Leach White ones — pictured below — about which I’m particularly pleased. The […]

McKenney Hills holiday pottery sale, Saturday, Dec. 9

Longtime pal and fellow potter Gwen Fitzgerald will be joining me for a holiday clay sale, Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. , in my new home, at 10205 Leslie St, Silver Spring, MD. Gwen and I met at Glen Echo Pottery in the early 2000s, we’ve remained good friends since, and […]

Gay Smith workshop at Truro Center for the Arts

A lovely workshop with Gay Smith at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill (TCA), on Cape Cod, ended today. The 5-day workshop, called Fresh Approaches to Functional Pots, was a hands-on affair, and while I attended Gay’s morning demonstrations, I spent the afternoons working on work from home that couldn’t wait. I […]