Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sometimes it pays to get up early.  I was rewarded with this lovely sunrise as I opened the back door of my house.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Enduring Architecture Award


The Late John Scott was last evening presented with an Enduring Architecture Award which I accepted on his behalf.  Estelle and I had John design our home in 1970 and it is now 46 years old.  The citation says
"A delightful and inspiring home with playful use of volume, light and the relationship between shared and private space. Architectural and construction skills are clearly visible throughout and provide evidence of the enduring nature of the home".

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Just a couple of photographs taken in my garden this spring.  Seeds on a maple tree and my mystery garden with this lovely self supporting wisteria.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Moon Pictures


The new moon picture was taken in my garden earlier this year.  The full moon is from the Moon Watchers site which was forwarded to me recently.  It was taken by Carlos A. Perez and I think it should be shared widely as it is such a great image.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Anagama Fired Hanaire


Recently I had to find some photos of Hanaire for someone who wished to purchase a pot on line.  These are two of Estelle's that she made a long time ago that I still have in my collection.  All the colour is from the ash from the long firing and no glaze or other colouring has been used.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Special Anagama Effects


These two pots show some very special anagama firing effects.  The top picture shows the white edges that a very hot firing can produce although it does not always happen.  The blue/grey on the second pot is from carbon trap colours where the embers have come up against the pot during the firing.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Anagama Firing Effects


The top picture is of a large floor vase made by Estelle and fired near the front of our anagama.  It has a wonderful flow of ash which ended well before reaching the base and sticking the pot onto the shelf.  The other image is of a square platter of mine showing the flame patterns written into the clay.  This only happens with a long firing and very consistent stoking routines.