Sunday, March 13, 2011


Remember the parlor game? Telephone. You whisper something into the ear of the person next to you who in turn whispers what they heard into the ear of the person next to them -- and so on around a circle of friends. In the end, the enjoyment is in seeing how much the "rumor" has changed by the time it completes the circle -- whispers to ears.

A while back I did a short demonstration video on how I create the fluting or striping on my pots (like the pitcher to the left here).

Scott, from the creatniks pottery emailed to tell me that they'd been experimenting with the idea. I'd say, quite successfully too, as illustrated by this beautiful azure vase.


On this quiet Sunday morning, I've got the shop to myself and my guitar...


  1. Beautiful-Happy Sunday John, Dar and the furrkidds!

  2. Just yesterday I used the basketweave technique you showed on your blog a while back, on a mug. The lemon zester worked great. Thanks for your great videos. You can see my attemp on my blog post from yesterday.

  3. Thanks for posting our pot and your kind words. As relatively newbee potters (we started throwing about 1-1/2 years ago) informative videos like yours and others on YouTube have made it possible for us to learn and progress.

    Scott & Angi
    Symmetrical Pottery