(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 the Patreon that Jo Walton was kind enough to start for me, and a few are on my research pages here.
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that I list on the archived pages is out of date.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(This one is now seriously out of date, and I hope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 other journals, for different purposes; the one that was most active as of early 2013 is my DreamWidth journal.
[Note: I also have a LiveJournal. They carried identical content until something very strange happened to LiveJournal, and I decided to let it go fallow. I leave the link here in case I ever go back to posting to it.]
The journal here that concerns itself mostly with the details and results of my work is a haphazard and occasional thing called Broadside. I haven’t posted to it lately [I wrote that during 2013; I am revising this again during August of 2018], partly because for 13 years I was far too busy with the equivalent at the Joss Research Institute. That and Broadside have both been largely supplanted by the Patreon I mention above.
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: my first name as it appears in the URL for this page [only 3 letters], followed by the usual commercial symbol that most of us have forgotten is commercial, followed by the domain in the URL. My apologies if that’s a little difficult to unscramble; I am tired of junk email, so I make at least a feeble attempt to outwit some of the bots.
My phone number is +1 240 604 4495.
Last modified: Fri Jan 11 19:50:24 EST 2019