(Photo taken a few years ago at Goose at the Gate Pottery,
during a Hank Murrow workshop I attended there.)
Most of the pages here are primarily historical, in the sense that I haven’t had time to update them in a while. I’m working on that, but it’s a slow process. If you want to see recent projects, most of them are on my research pages.
The Joss Research Institute is, alas, defunct, but I maintain
Please note, if you want to reach me, the physical address
that I list on the archived pages is out of date. The email
address, however, should work for the foreseeable future.
If it fails, you can try the one I list (in mildly encrypted
I have too many to cover properly; here are pages about some of them:
...And, of course, reading; but that goes without saying.
I also have an area that is not actually an interest,
but is certainly a burden:
Attention Deficit [Hyperactivity] Disorder
(This one is now seriously out of date, and I hope
I will be able to find some time to work on it. Eventually.
When I remember.)
I maintain two or three journals, for different purposes; the one that is most active, at least as of early 2013, is either my DreamWidth journal. or my LiveJournal, (Note, added mid-2017: They carried identical content until something very strange happened to LiveJournal. I leave the link here in case I ever go back to posting there.)
The one that concerns itself mostly with the details and results of my work is a haphazard and occasional journal here, called Broadside. I haven’t posted to it lately [I am writing this during early February of 2013], but that’s because for the past 13 years I was far too busy with the Joss Research Institute. I hope to resume posting to it fairly soon.
I had an article in the December, 2004 issue of
about copying one of the Song dynasty Chinese glazes, and
another in the May-June, 2005 issue of
about fluorescent glazes. I had another article in Studio
Potter, about the burner I built for my gas test kiln
(you can find information about it in the Joss Research
archives), and yet another about one of my Rutile Blue
glazes. More recently, I had an article about the colloidal
copper and gold pigments in the high fire, which appeared
in Issue 35 of
Ceramics Technical Magazine.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, where "a" is replaced by my first name [see above; only 3 letters], "b" is replaced by a combination of my first name and my last name [a total of 9 letters], and "tla" is replaced by the typical abbreviation for an organization that is not commercial. (Thanks to Shannon K. E. Smith for this anti-’bot method.)
My phone number is +1 240 604 4495.
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