There is a lot to know about kiln firing and some of the most common questions we get relate to pyrometric cones. With school starting, we wanted to give you a refresher on all things cones. Read our latest blog post on cones to learn about what cones measure, the different types of cones there are and when to use them, and how important using cones can be.
"The desire to try every possible iteration of an idea keeps me living in my studio," says Cheyenne Mallo, who is immersed in her studio, her community, and in nature. We love seeing how those worlds coalesce in her pottery work.
“For over forty years I have been compelled to make these curious forms. Usually, they are vases but sometimes they become teapots, bowls or jugs and sometimes they don't have a name. Their creation has given me joy, despair, friends, money, and backache.”
- Geoffrey Swindell
Summertime is a great time to travel and we hope that if you are out and about in New York you will come to visit us in the beautiful Hudson Valley. We like to travel too and it is fun to mix travel with the opportunity to visit schools we do business with and our customers.
GR Pottery Forms just came out with a new line of WA (Wheel Attachment) accessories designed to enhance the way you use GR Pottery Molds. From now on, all round GR Pottery Mold Forms will come with a hole drilled into the underside of the molds in the center. This hole connects to the new Wheel Attachment that goes on a pottery wheel like a bat.
"I am inspired by the thought of someone using my pottery. That makes me excited to work." These motivations are from South Carolina based artist, Darin R. Gehrke. Darin makes pottery forms that are both soft and bold, architectural and natural. We especially love how Darin adds dimension to his pottery through speckled clay, faceted surfaces, slip brushwork, and lively glazes.