Author: Lee Daly

Artist, Potter, Mess-Maker

Can I heat pottery in the microwave?

“Can I heat this pottery in the microwave?” you ask. Usually the answer is yes, if it’s my pottery. But, if it’s a raku piece, (fired and then taken out of the kiln and smoked in a barrel full of combustable things) then, no. Because it’s not meant for using as functional drink ware or […]

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Okay, so it’s been a while.

Don’t judge me. I’ve been baking a lot of bread instead of making pottery. I’ve felt somewhat depressed and have been feeding my feelings. But I’m tired of that now. And I don’t want to buy any more clothes with elastic waistlines. I’m ready to start making and selling pottery again. And maybe even the […]

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As my joints and skin start to show signs of extreme wear… writing about my pottery is hard. I’m not a salesperson. When I am in the studio, I make things that please me. I find forms, textures and colors that enthrall me. It’s a constant flow of give and take. I make what the clay will allow me to make and stretch it as much as I can. When clay is in my hands, I feel as if I am from another world. I think about how a person on Earth might use this thing. I adjust as necessary.

So, what makes this happen? Maybe you can analyze my work. Or, better yet, just buy my pottery and keep me happy. While I still have hands.

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