Archives for the month of: October, 2013

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It’s not to unusual for us to have bears on the Arrowmont campus seeing that we are within a stones throw of a national forest. Today we had a mother bear and three cubs tromping around the campus scrounging for food and scoping out our trash cans. I haven’t been around when other bears have passed through but this time I was and I snapped a few photos from a safe distance.

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Last week I made a press mold of a spout. I was looking to make a spout that was a little more congruent with my work and had the planes and hard edges that much of my work has. I wanted a way to efficiently do this so I could bypass spending 45 minutes working on one spout. I had considered doing this years ago and never got around to it but with the Jason Hess workshop earlier this summer and Rachel Garceau, plaster guru and fellow Arrowmont Resident, around to to inspire me to try something new I went for it. While I like the scale and versatility of this spout I think that the next one I make will be about half this size so that it doesn’t require such a large tea pot.


Also Dont forget to stop by my Etsy Shop and do a little shopping! —–> Bloomer Pottery on Etsy

I am reopening my etsy shop this Saturday! So if you are hungry for some new ceramics in your life check out my shop. Items will be posted at midnight tonight. You can click on the picture below or copy and paste …..


etsy pic