• One of a few tumblers created today
  • Tiny squash pot day pot craft
  • Mini squash 2
  • First night of clay fest with lots of pots going out the door! artshow
  • One of my newest star ornaments fresh from the kiln today. Really pleased with this one! star
  • Another sweet star, www.etsy.comshopStandhardtStudio snowflake
  • A pretty six point star with our ice glazed Dogwood tree this morning as a background. The link to my shop is in my bio. pottery
  • Test run of my latest new pattern on a small tuskclaw :) talon
  • Pattern variation number who knows??? geometric
  • A lid for a storage vessel freshly indented. SLO
  • 2017 pattern variation I can't stop myself....:))
  • A nice medium size bowl with a shiny amber glaze I haven't used in a very long time.  surfacedesigner.
  • Amsterdam in spring to visit family is an awesome reason to not be in the studio making pottery! travels
  • Ok so I wasn't making pottery so much today. Beach therapy with my husband won out.
  • Finest pattern work that I have done in a long time. surfacedesigner  artsobispo
  • Finest pattern work that I have done in a long time. surfacedesigner  artsobispo
  • This is the bottom half of a rattle lid. I have never used my reverse straight weave pattern on a rattle before. The small holes at the top are for the sound to escape when shaken. Stay tuned. The rest of the gourd vessel is being worked on this week. rattles
  • Letting a little more
  • Last of the stars I have been staining ready to fire. 116 individually placed indentations by eye and hand. Then hand cut. The second image is the back with my logotrademark. Will have some of these on my Etsy site late this week hopefully.  art
  • Last of the stars I have been staining ready to fire. 116 individually placed indentations by eye and hand. Then hand cut. The second image is the back with my logotrademark. Will have some of these on my Etsy site late this week hopefully.  art
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  • My last day off for a while. Celebrated my sisters birthday with a road trip along the coast to the south end of Big Sir. slo
  • A fantastic reason to not step for in the studio for a few days. My nephew Will and his wife Erin were visiting us for the first time at our home in SLO:) We all had a great time! A fantasy reason to not step for in the studio for a few days. My nephew Will and his wife Erin were visiting  us for the first time at our home in SLO:) We all had a great time! familyvisit
  • Now for something completely different. Here's a series of images showing the process of making this rustic succulent planters from a block of clay right out of the bag. This clay is just too gritty for my my textural work. I think I was subconsciously influenced by hiking along the rugged Pacific coast last weekend.     potterylove
  • If you want to see how I transform a simple piece of clay into a
  • CHALLENGE TO YOU. Post a note of gratitude to the one that has your back in your clayart making world. My husband Mark ( on the left) and I are celebrating 14 years of marriage today. It reminds me of how much he does to support my life in clay. Bookkeeping, mailing lists, editing and budgeting to name a few. He's the best!husbandsofinstagram
  • Here's a Happy Father's Day shout out to my dad. Here he is working on a wooden casket at the Boyertown Casket Company during the day to make ends meet, Then came home to farm and be with his family. I will always be grateful for him taking the time to help me make my first potters wheel when I was about 12 years old. It was a 1930's two speed drill in a vice with a bolt through a round board as a wheel head. Shortly after that he then helped me build my second wheel that was a kick wheel kit that needed lots of assembly. Iswas he a perfect father? Nope, thank god. As I get older I understand how much I have learned from both his strengths and his challenges. It was wonderful to see him a few weeks ago and just be with him.teacher
  • Another small squash vessel from yesterday. .    slomade
  • Starting on some archeology themed work today. I've had numerous request for tusks, talons and large horns. Should have some available in a few weeks:).    slomade
  • Sometimes just turning one of my patterns on it's side has some nice unexpected results.    shareslo
  • In light of the events this last week concerning the Instagram ceramic's community I thought it would be best to dedicate my post to the amazing women in my life. (Women don't need or want our mansplaining. They deserve our respect and support.) My mother (pictured), She gave me life. In hindsight much stronger than I ever knew. Taught me so much about the hand crafts of farm life. Sewing, baking, etc... My sister Susan. Strong from birth. Taught me boundries, service to others. Continues to be my rock, my friend and sounding board.My ex wife Randi. Who after a decade of marriage let me go with unfathomable grace and love to be the grateful gay man I was born. Still my dearest friend.Last but not least.Linda Rohrbach-Austerberry. My high school ceramic's teacher who gave her all in support of my early years in clay. I don't know if I would have survived that time of my life without her guidance and persistence.Thank you all :) throwbackthursdays
  • Sweet little seedsquash vessel.love_ceramic     shareslo
  • When I first developed this