April 6, 2009


Hey Hi,

When I returned to campus Sunday afternoon after visiting colleges I was pleased to see that the upper field is almost completely free of snow. 
I went to Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY and St. Lawrence in Canton, NY. As all seniors accepted to college we now need to figure out where we want to go. After re-visiting schools I have figured out that I want to go to St. Lawrence. 

In pottery we have started working with earthen-wear. All firing is done in the electric kilns. Pots are thrown, slipped, fired, glazed and fired one last time. Because of this process multiple firings can happen in a shorter amount of time, thus producing more pots in a shorter window of time. Here are some pots that were finished in a little over ten days.
Pots fired in the reduction kiln took weeks to finish because its a much larger kiln so it would not be fired until it was full. This also made the processes a longer one. Now with a shorter process we will see more finished results, something  I am very much looking forward to.
Talk to you again next week, with some more finished pieces, and updates on a more spring like campus…
Thanks for reading,
Tom
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