Wednesday, March 21, 2012


This is an "old" refrigerator that I use as a kiln. After removing all the "inners", I drilled a series of holes in the top and bottom. After placing a 15 watt bulb inside, this allowed warm air to flow in the bottom and out the top.

A bowl that is "rough turned" to about 3/4 inch thick will be dry in about thirty days. Then  it can be reshaped, sanded and finished with oil, varnish,  shellac, etc.

Some of the bowls now drying are Chinese elm and ash. The temperature stays about 80 degrees F.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Sometimes I deviate from bowls and miniatures.
I have made lots of school letters. One that I made
(YALE) set on a ladies desk in China.

Two of the prominent schools in my area are
USC & UCLA. Of course USC occupies the
top spot since that is my alma mater.