pottery

Backyard Adobe Kiln part II – The Results

As previously mentioned, I built a kiln out of adobe bricks that I made in my backyard. See my other post to see how. After that, I wanted to make some test pots. I found a couple sources of clay. The first was a narrow band of yellow clay that…

Making a Backyard Kiln for my Backyard Pottery

In my earlier post on Making Primitive Pottery in my Backyard, I used clay I had dug from my yard and fired it in a pit. While all well and good, I wanted to see if I could do better. So I decided to make a kiln. I had also…

Finishing My Backyard Primitive Pottery

After several attempts at making a simple cup, (see my previous post on making primitive pottery) I finally got one that was good enough to fire. Above you see my pieces ready to go. I am fully aware that my cup looks like a small pot. The other piece is…

Creating Primitive Pottery in my Backyard

When I moved into my house I did not have any grass. A light rain storm moved through the area moistening the surface of the dirt. As I walked across the surface, I collected large amounts of mud and clay on my shoes. It was ridiculous. Ever since then, I…