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Spiral Studio Kiln Firing Log

A frequently updated record of the best and most interesting work from recent firings.

12/01/12     All prices include shipping, etc.  NEW uranium-yellow vases, small bowls, and more!  The foot of each vase is enscribed "URANIUM", in addition to my name and the date (2012 for this group).

 
LEFT:  Uranium Vase #1, 6-1/2" tall x 4-1/4" diameter, $195. Sold
MIDDLE:  Uramium Vase #2, 7-1/4" tall x 4-3/4" diameter, $250. Sold
RIGHT:  Uranium Vase #3, 5-1/2" tall x 4-1/2" diameter, $185. Sold
  LEFT:  Uranium Vase #4, 6" tall x 4" diameter, $175. Sold
MIDDLE:  Uramium Vase #5, 6-3/4" tall x 4-1/4" diameter, $220. Sold
RIGHT:  Uranium Vase #6, 5-3/4" tall x 4" diameter, $170.  Sold

LEFT:  Uranium Vase #7, 5-3/4" tall x 4" diameter, $175.
MIDDLE:  Uramium Vase #8, 6-3/4" tall x 4-1/2" diameter, $220. Sold
RIGHT:  Uranium Vase #9, 6-1/4" tall x 4-1/4" diameter, $195.
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Uranium Pedestal Bowls, 4-3/8" diameter x 1-5/8" tall, $48 each.  MANY AVAILABLE  Please CONTACT to order.   Uranium Carved Rim Bowls, 4-5/8" diameter x 1" tall, $48 each.  MANY AVAILABLE  Please CONTACT to order.
All of my uranium work fluoresces a neon green when viewed under a
ultraviolet UVB blacklight.  Left: carved rim bowl and right: pedestal bowl.
Typical bowl foot showing signature,
year made and "URANIUM."
Left: side view of a typical carved rim bowl.
Right: side view of a typical pedestal bowl.
Uranium-Yellow Sushi Servers, 5-3/8" x 4-1/2", $44 each.  MANY AVAILABLE  Please CONTACT to order.

01/01/12     All prices include shipping, etc.

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Uranium-Yellow Ruffle-Rim Vase
#4, 9-1/4" tall x 5-1/2" diameter,
$700. Sold
  Uranium-Yellow Ruffle-Rim Vase
#5, 8-3/4" tall x 5-1/2" diameter,
$625. Sold
  Uranium-Yellow Ruffle-Rim Vase
#6, 9" tall x 5-1/2" diameter,
$590. Sold
  Uranium-Yellow Ruffle-Rim Vase
#7, 8-1/2" tall x 5-1/4" diameter,
$575. Sold

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A little series of Ruffle-Rim Vases made with the rare Uranium Oxide-Yellow glaze.

These are really spectacular. I have changed my process a little, and I am now getting an intense, saturated yellow.

As with all of my uranium-glazed work, the foot of each vase is enscribed "URANIUM", in addition to my name and the date.

Uranium-Yellow Ruffle-Rim Vase
#8, 8-3/4" tall x 5-1/2" diameter,
$475. Sold

10/03/11     All prices include shipping, etc. Most of the work I have done this year has either been with my Uranium-Yellow glaze, or has been experimental work with silver nitrate on plates. Here are some more conventional pieces. Acyually, these are older pieces, one of which dates all the way back to 2002. Every once in a while I stumble upon an unexpected cache of older work, and that is the case here. Some are typical, but a few are reallt spectacular pieces.

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Green Bell Pepper Vase, 3-3/4" dia. x 4-1/2"
high, 2007, $125.
A perfect little gem. I love this
piece. Nice, gestural tilted stem-like neck. Sold
  Blue Pepper Vase, 4" dia. x 5-1/2" tall, 2007, $125.
It's a little hard to tell from the pictures, but the Pepper
vases have 4 grooves and 4 lobes just like a bell pepper.  Sold
  Two-Handled Vase, 4" dia. x 5-1/2" tall, 2004, $95. Sold

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Pinch rim vase, 4-1/4" dia x 7" high,
2006, $130.
  Vase, 4-1/4" dia x 9" high,
2002, $185.
Sold
  Slim Vase with gold rim, 3-1/4"
dia x 6-1/4" high, 2009, $75.
 Sold
  Slim Vase with gestural rim, 2-5/8"
dia. x 5-1//4" tall, 2004, $75. Sold
The pinkish-yellow-orange vase on the far left above is interesting. It is colored with copper, however it was fired in a kiln containing silver nitrate, which fumed and affected this piece. If not for the silver fumes, this piece would be green. This coloring is unpredictable and virtually impossible to reproduce intentionally.

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Blue Flask, 3-1/4" wide. x 2-3/8"
deep x 4" tall, 2008, $45.
  Green Flask, 3" wide. x 2-1/8"
deep x 4-3/4" tall, 2004, $55. Sold
  Flask with gold rim, 3" wide. x 2-3/8"
deep x 4-1/2" tall, 2008, $45.
Sold
It is a little hard to tell from the pictures, but the three pieces above are "flask" shaped. They are thrown on the potter's wheel as cylindrical vases, and then they are pressed and flattened by hand while the clay is still soft. Stoneware flasks were a common item in colonial America. They typically had cork stoppers and were carried in hip pockets.

Shallow Bowl, 10-1/4" dia.
x 2-1/2" tall, 2006, $145. Sold

9/18/11    All prices include shipping, etc.
Some work that I have made this year in my Uranium-Yellow Glaze.
For more information regarding my work using uranium oxide as a colorant, Please Click Here.
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LEFT: Ruffle-Rim Vase #1, 8-3/4" tall x 5-1/2" dia., $550. Sold
MIDDLE: Ruffle-Rim Vase #2, 9" tall x 5-1/2" dia., $600. Sold
RIGHT: Ruffle-Rim Vase #3, 8-1/2" tall x 5-1/4" dia., $500. Sold
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RIGHT: Six-Sided Vase, 7-1/2" tall x 6" dia., $275. Available
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LEFT: Elegant Vase #1, 8-1/4" tall x 4-1/2" dia., $325. Sold
MIDDLE: Ruffle-Rim Vase #3 (alt. view), 8-1/2" tall x 5-1/4" dia., $500. Sold
RIGHT: Elegant Vase #2, 8-1/4" tall x 4-1/2" dia., $275. Sold
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sprigs, 8" tall x 6-1/2" diameter, $400. Sold

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Globe Vase with four grooves and four sprigs, 9-1/2" tall x 7-1/4" diameter, $600. Sold

5/12/10    All prices include shipping, etc. Click on any image to enlarge.

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Sea Green Bulbous vase, 4" dia. x 4" tall, $60. Sold
An amazing amount of variation and beauty in a small package.
  Blue Bulbous Vase,
4-1/2" dia. x 4-1/2" tall, $55 Sold

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Ice Blue 3-Groove vase,
4" dia. x 5-1/2" tall, $75. Sold
  Aqua Green Vase, 4-3/4" dia. x 6-1/2" tall, $75. Sold
Beautiful, long, flowing rim drips.
  Gold 3-Groove vase,
4" dia. x 5-1/2" tall, $75. Sold

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Blue Ice Bulbous Vase, 4" dia. x 4" tall, $55. Sold
Nice secondary crystals, and nice growth rings,
  Honey bulbous Vase, 3-3/4" dia. x 3-3/4" tall, $50.
Really unique crystal formations and a subtle, unusual, violet caste to the crystals. Sold

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Ovoid vase, 4" dia. x 3-1/2" tall, $50.
A small, perfect, gem. Sold
Sea Foam Vase, 4" dia. x 5-1/4" tall, $60. Sold
Beautiful color and great crystal depth.
 

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Aqua Blue-Green vase, 4-1/2" dia. x 8" tall, $85. Sold   Golden Vase with growth rings, 4-3/4" Dia. x 8-3/4" tall, $90. Sold


3/12/10    All prices include shipping, etc. Click on any image to enlarge.
YES, after over 2-1/2 years I have new work, and I have finally updated the "New Work" page!
A peck of peppers! The pepper vases are wheel-thrown and altered into bell pepper shapes while still soft.
Also, I have some new uranium-yellow vases. For more information regarding my work using depleted uranium oxide as a colorant, Please Click Here.

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Blue-Gray Pepper Vase, 4" dia. x 5-1/4" high, $80. Sold
Nice halos, secondary crystals, and crystal feathering.
Uranium-Yellow Pepper Vase,
4" dia. x 5-1/4" tall, $150.
Aqua Bell Pepper vase,
4" dia. x 4-3/4" high, $60.

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Granite Pepper Vase, 4" dia. x 5" high, $65. Sold
This was an interesting experiment. The big primary crystals are covered with small
rod-shaped crystals. I couldn't capture it very well in the pictures, but the little rods
in the background sparkle like crazy.
Click HERE to see the sparkly picture.
Pastel-Blue Pepper Vase,
3-7/8" dia. x 5-1/4" tall, $75.
Complicated crystals on a
lavender-gray background, with
a good triple halo.
Green Bell Pepper vase,
4" dia. x 5" high, $100.
There are gems, and then there are
gems. This falls into the latter
category. Not Available

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Beige Vase, 3-1/2" dia. x 5" high, $60. Sold
Subtle color with complicated, fascinating crystals.
Thin Blue Vase, 2-3/4"
dia. x 5-3/4" tall, $45. Sold
Thin Uranium-Yellow Vase,
3-1/4" dia. x 6" tall, $125. sold

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Uranium-Yellow Vase, 3-3/4" dia. x 5-1/4" tall, $150. Sold   Uranium-Yellow Vase, 4-1/4" dia. x 6" tall, $160. Sold


 

Shallow Bowl 9" dia. x 2" high, $100. Sold

An excellent piece.
The bottom left detail photo is a blowup of a very small area
of the back of the plate, near the rim. The back of the plate
has a slightly different glaze from the front. Lots of interesting
things happening, inside and out.


 

Uranium-Yellow Vase,
4-1/2" dia. x 6-1/2" tall, $180. Sold

The picture to the left was taken under a black
light.
All of my depleted uranium oxide colored work
fluoresces under black light.

All of my depleted uranium oxide colored work
is clearly inscribed "URANIUM" on the bottoms.


Pinch-Rim Vase,
4-5/8" dia. x 8-1/2" high, $210.
Sold


Nice rim drips.
A beautiful piece.


Uranium-Yellow Vase,
4-3/4" dia. x 6-3/4" high, $180. Sold



White Vase, 3-1/2" dia. x 5" high, $50.
A nice opalescence with just a hint of iron-yellow crystal coloration.
Uranium-Yellow Flask, 3" x 2-1/4" x 4" tall, $80. Sold
Thrown on the wheel and flattened while still wet.

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