Archive for the ‘Udu’s’ Category

Did you know?

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Kim Colton Pottery not only offers classes and custom work, but we also offer kiln repair and cleaning services.
Have one of these? kiln

We can help clean it, fix it, and even teach you how to operate it.

More info on our new “Services” page.


Word to your Mother (Earth)!

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Come celebrate Earth Day with Kim Colton Pottery at Fort Lee. It’s our one BIG EVENT of the Season. So come out and join us. Bring the kids, we’ll have goodies.

Here’s the scoop on the festivities:

Thursday, April 29, 2010 (with a rain date of Friday, April 30)
in the Fort Lee Field House and adjacent field.

The morning (9:00-1:00) will be dedicated to 2,000 3rd to 5th grade students from local elementary schools.
The afternoon (1:00-3:00) will then be dedicated to soldiers and staff from the Installation.

We’ll be out with the masses, talking about pottery, it’s history and future and how it fits into sustainability. (Hint: It’s made of EARTH!) Can’t get more sustainable, ecologically sound or even biodegradable than that!

We’ll see you there!

New “Paint Job” Pottery

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Click on the album to view:

New work for sale in the studio

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

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Student Spotlight

Thursday, May 14th, 2009
Karen and Pat making some fun up in the studio

Karen and Pat

Karen and Pat making some fun up in the studio!

Fun for all ages…

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Here’s a mom and son getting it done. Even a five year old can make pottery. Classes are available and fun.

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Who do? Udu.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

udu1Udu (African drum) a musical instrument and utilitarian vessel
used to carry water. 10″ tall 10″ wide. Hand made using the coiling technique then carved with a swirl design. Taping on the small hole on the side gives a nice drum sound that resingates through the round body. No two Udu’s will ever sound a like.
The glaze is a two tone Shino. Rust colored where applied lighty and creamy white where heavy.

Finished Kitty

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

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Friday for the arts at the Petersburg Regional Art Center was a big success and I had two pieces in the all media show. My finished (finally!) cat and the N.C. inspired jar. Thanks to everyone who came out in support of the arts!

Glazed Over…

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

dsc_0005Here’s a picture of K.T., number one studio student assistant, mixing up some new glazes. It’s exacting work…lots of math and precise measurement.  She’s got it all under control.

New Classes Announcement

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Starting May 13th, I’ll be giving both beginning and intermediate pottery classes at the Dinwiddie Recreation Center. The schedule is as follows:

Session 1: Wednesdays, May 13th – July 1st • $45.00 – Supplies Included!

Beginner – 6:00pm-6:55pm • Intermediate – 7:00pm-7:55pm

For more info, contact the Dinwiddie Recreation Center or download a flyer.


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