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From 1975 to 1985 I operated Railroad Stoneware, a one-person production studio
located next to the tracks of the Arcata and Mad River Railroad in Blue Lake, California, just inland from Humboldt Bay up in the Redwood
Empire. I made wheel-thrown
functional stoneware, retailing
through studio sales and local craft shows and wholesaling to galleries, gift
shops, and kitchen/gourmet shops in Northern California and Oregon. Most of the
wares were decorated with underglaze brushwork in iron slip and cobalt stain, glazed with a clear glaze or a simple palette of colored
glazes, and reduction fired to cone 10. Non-production
one-of-a-kind pieces were often slip
decorated, and can be seen on the Slip Ware page.
I built my own studio equipment, and have included pictures of the 100
cubic-foot downdraft gas car
kiln and pugmill.
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