Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We're making clay Continued

We have got a problem for our Bobcat recently, but we are still making clay manually! We scoop tons of dry materials by hand and throw into the machine. The clay chunks the photo above are hand wedged by Santiago before putting in the pug mil because it was too wet. STARworks White 10 clay is very hand-made, high quality local clay mix with a lot of hard work, so please try it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Variety of Mudtools arrived

Variety of Mudtools have arrived in our shop. This time we have got cutting wires and throwing stick tool as new items. Please check it out when you come.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Keep firing of Planter pots

We had Planter Pot workshops in February and STARworks Friends made many planter pots for our fund raising. After that, we have been keeping firing those pots and now more than 100 pots were done. They look very good. Thank you very much for your time and kindness.

Flower Pot Workshop (Feb 23, 2009)
Flower Pot Workshop was successful (Feb 28, 2009)

Special thanks to:

Bruce Gholson and Gloria (Bull Dog Pottery)
Meredith and Mark Heywood (Whynot Pottery)
David Stuempfle (David Stuempfle Pottery)
Mike Mahan (From the Ground Up)
Tim Ayers and Robin (Tim Ayers)
Evan Morgan (Wet Dog Glass)
Kacy Cook (NC Wild Life Resources Commission)
Mr. and Mrs. Cook (Kacy's Parents)
Crystal, Mike, Anne, Adam, Santiago, Takuro (STARworks)

STARworks Garden stated planting flower and herb seeds in those pots to be ready for the fund raising event. We will inform you about it in this blog shortly.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Plaster Mold Making Workshop

We had Plaster Mold Making Workshop today and participants made very nice plaster molds.

If you work on making plaster mold by your self, you must make many molds at the same time and try to use all of plaster, otherwise plaster goes bad so quickly once you open up a bag. So, it's very good idea you have people to make plaster mold together and share the bag! Also, good plaster mold can make many many pots and last long.

Thank you so much for taking this class, we enjoyed working with you.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Materials have arrived 5/12

We have got lots of ceramic materials in our warehouse recently. Please give us a call or send email if you need any materials. Also STARworks clay (Star White 10) is now in stock. Come and see us!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Test firing

We had a test firing today and Santiago was taking care of it all day long. When we make new batch of clay, we do test firing just in case.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Business After Hours Event

STARworks hosted the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Event on April 28th. Many people from Montgomery county visited us and we gave a building tour, glass blowing and pottery throwing demonstration.STARworks Ceramics showed our NC local clay and potteries made from that clay, and Hitomi did throwing demo with our clay. People were impressed a part of our local clay comes from Montgomery County. It was fun event. Thank you for take part in it.