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August 2, 2019

If you need to make only 6-12 tiles for a custom backsplash, you might opt to just sculpt them directly as a tessellated bas-relief or separate unique tiles, but what if you need 60 -- or 500? Or a variety of different designs within field tile? Enter the press mold.


June 3, 2019

Several difficult, yet unrelated events this year have conspired to create a temporal space in which I've had the longest period of uninterrupted practice in sculpting than I have ever had in my life. While taking advantage of this unexpected window of time, I've disco...

December 11, 2017

Possum Hollow Pottery Studio is rebranding to become Kest Pottery!  As I began getting more familiar with Google's search engine optimization (SEO) this past year, I discovered that a search of "possum hollow" turned up nearly 100 studios or pottery artists over the Un...

November 20, 2017

In a short two weeks, I'll be one of the vendors in the Market of Curiosities Show in Carlisle PA. The event takes place in the Carlisle Expo Center (100 K St.) on 2 December 2017. I'm excited because this is my first juried show with my pottery. Over the years, I've b...

November 10, 2017

Late in December 2016, I added windows to the studio space in the garage to let more natural light in on the north side of the building:

Then ran new (upgraded) electric service to the garage: a whole week of digging a trench 24" deep! Thanks to our friend, Jackie, who...

January 22, 2017

The only thing missing from my clay studio was a potter's wheel. I haven't thrown clay on a wheel before and so I wanted to get a used wheel and cheaply. Over the holidays, I finally found one on Craigslist that was within my price range.

The first few days of "practice...

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