“Down by the Sea”

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Throwing Mud Gallery will be open tonight until 8:00 for ArtWalk. We’re highlighting our location “down by the sea” in Old Town with some of our handcrafted art.   Storm Lake Pottery sent new inventory of their amazing crab casseroles, … Continued

New pottery in the gallery

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We went to the Oregon Potters Association Ceramic Showcase on May 6th and brought back some new items for the gallery: These lanterns are so unique and we knew they’d be a great addition to our gallery.  I can just … Continued

Pottery Class pots

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Here’s a peak at some of the pieces from the latest kiln firing:Another teapot!   This one has an added bamboo handle I like the way this bowl was glazed…almost gives it a geometric look inside Great colors on this mug … Continued

Pots with a Purpose

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Once humans discovered that clay could be dug up and formed into objects by first mixing with water and then firing, the pottery industry was born. The first use of functional pottery vessels for storing water and food is thought … Continued


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As I mentioned yesterday, one of our students made two teapots.  She spent a lot of time working on them and we were eager to see how they turned out. Carrie took her first pottery class in September and has … Continued

Student pottery

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There were some nice pieces that came out of the kiln the other day.  It’s always a little like Christmas to open the lid and see what’s inside. Some of the more experienced potters are learning how to make mugs … Continued

1902 Potter

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I like this photo I found of a potter from 1902. With his bowler hat and bow tie, he’s dressed so nicely while working on the wheel. Quite different from the jeans and sweatshirt that Mark usually wears! 🙂

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

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Today is Dr. Seuss’ 108th Birthday. We read a lot of Dr. Seuss when our kids were little. I think the first book that each of them read by themselves for the first time was probably “Hop on Pop”. “ThreeTree … Continued