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    Steven Showalter
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This is 40. Holding tight to the most important people in my life while somewhere in the background pottery exists. A snowy birthday finishing up my last art fair of the year! Next is the 8th Annual Home Studio Sale December 1st! #40 #birthday #family #thankful #pottery #ceramics #clay #stoneware
This is 40. Holding tight to the most important people in my life while somewhere in the background pottery exists. A snowy birthday finishing up my last art fair of the year! Next is the 8th Annual Home Studio Sale December 1st! #40  #birthday  #family  #thankful  #pottery  #ceramics  #clay  #stoneware 
I’m at the Red Wing Arts Fall Festival this weekend! Booth 111. If you remember a recent post on pitchers this is the one people liked best (#4) #redwing #art #artfair #fall #pitcher #ceramics #clay #stoneware #lagunaclay #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #instapottery #glaze #cone6 #handmade #craft #craftsmanship
First test with my matte blue over teadust! Hard to know the results until you try and I love the rich blue on the overlapped portion! Find this vase and a bunch of other new work this weekend at the Red Wing Arts Festival! (Booth 111) #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #clay #art #artfair #redwing #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #glaze #cone6 #texture #blue #instapottery #craft #ctaftsmanship #handmade
Load, unload, glaze, reload, repeat! Glazing the last two kiln loads this evening for the Red Wing Art Festival this weekend! I nearly sold out of pots in September so this show is almost entirely new work made in the past few weeks. After this show I’ll be making work for my 8th annual studio sale Dec 1st! #pottery #ceramics #bisque #clay #stoneware #lagunaclay #art #craft #handmade #craftsmanship #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #artfair #instapottery
I glazed pots all weekend prepping for my final Outdoor show in Redwing Oct. 13-14! It occurred to me how infrequently I use my reds and oranges. There was one year I think that’s all I used and now I heavily favor the blues and greens. This change happens for a variety of reasons but to some degree is dictated by what customers routinely purchase. When I get the reds and oranges working right I still love them as much as ever! During the early part of next year look for some new glaze exploration! I’ve got many tests planned and I’m excited to continue to push my limits. #autumn #fall #pottery #ceramics #clay #stoneware #art #artfair #instapottery #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #handmade #craft #craftsmanship #cone6 #glaze
I glazed pots all weekend prepping for my final Outdoor show in Redwing Oct. 13-14! It occurred to me how infrequently I use my reds and oranges. There was one year I think that’s all I used and now I heavily favor the blues and greens. This change happens for a variety of reasons but to some degree is dictated by what customers routinely purchase. When I get the reds and oranges working right I still love them as much as ever! During the early part of next year look for some new glaze exploration! I’ve got many tests planned and I’m excited to continue to push my limits. #autumn  #fall  #pottery  #ceramics  #clay  #stoneware  #art  #artfair  #instapottery  #madeinaskutt  #madewithabailey  #handmade  #craft  #craftsmanship  #cone6  #glaze 
I’ve been making pots for the last month preparing for my final outdoor show the Red Wing Arts Fall Festival Oct 13,14. I better get going on glazing! It’s often assumed that I love glazing because of the time and energy I put into that part of the process, but I definitely don’t. I find it just as stressful as other potters and really need to be on my game to have success. Spray too much and it runs on the shelf, too little doesn’t look good either. This platter was sprayed right in the sweet spot. I guess that’s what keeps me coming back... the challenge! #redwing #artfair #clay #ceramics #pottery #glaze #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #stoneware #cone6 #instapottery #wheelthrown #craft #craftsmanship #handmade
I’ve been making pots for the last month preparing for my final outdoor show the Red Wing Arts Fall Festival Oct 13,14. I better get going on glazing! It’s often assumed that I love glazing because of the time and energy I put into that part of the process, but I definitely don’t. I find it just as stressful as other potters and really need to be on my game to have success. Spray too much and it runs on the shelf, too little doesn’t look good either. This platter was sprayed right in the sweet spot. I guess that’s what keeps me coming back... the challenge! #redwing  #artfair  #clay  #ceramics  #pottery  #glaze  #madeinaskutt  #madewithabailey  #stoneware  #cone6  #instapottery  #wheelthrown  #craft  #craftsmanship  #handmade 
Finally getting around to this tray design! Inspired by a blog post many years ago by @brandonthepotter. I made a wooden mold to create this tray and have added feet and slip. The feet mimic mid-century modern furniture that I’ve always loved. There will be more of these coming with various handles too. Like most, I’m constantly inspired and impressed with the quality of work others create. Love the trays from @drgceramics @lornameadenpottery @randyjjohnston and so many more out there! Would love to hear what potters inspire you! #inspiration #design #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #clay #lagunaclay #art #instapottery #slip
Finally getting around to this tray design! Inspired by a blog post many years ago by @brandonthepotter. I made a wooden mold to create this tray and have added feet and slip. The feet mimic mid-century modern furniture that I’ve always loved. There will be more of these coming with various handles too. Like most, I’m constantly inspired and impressed with the quality of work others create. Love the trays from @drgceramics @lornameadenpottery @randyjjohnston and so many more out there! Would love to hear what potters inspire you! #inspiration  #design  #pottery  #ceramics  #stoneware  #clay  #lagunaclay  #art  #instapottery  #slip 
1,2,3,4... which one do you like best? I explored different pitcher forms as well as some different slip textures. I love the endless possibilities of clay! #pitcher #ceramics #pottery #clay #stoneware #art #design #endlesspossibilities #madewithabailey #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #slip #texture #instapottery
Making the base for soap pumps tonight! With a busy teaching schedule I have to really squeeze in pots whenever I can. One dozen down, one to go! #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #clay #lagunaclay #slip #madeinabailey #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #wheelthrown #texture #instapottery
My studio is finally clean and I’m back to making! I’ve taken some time this last month to finish off other projects and I’m in a great place now to create new work! Frankly, I needed the break after an insane summer schedule. These new vases have sold well this year and it’s given me the chance to continue to explore the form each time I make a new round. #pottery #ceramics #art #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #stoneware #instapottery #madeinaskutt #madeinabailey #clay #lagunaclay
My studio is finally clean and I’m back to making! I’ve taken some time this last month to finish off other projects and I’m in a great place now to create new work! Frankly, I needed the break after an insane summer schedule. These new vases have sold well this year and it’s given me the chance to continue to explore the form each time I make a new round. #pottery  #ceramics  #art  #craft  #craftsmanship  #handmade  #stoneware  #instapottery  #madeinaskutt  #madeinabailey  #clay  #lagunaclay 
My pottery often travels to places I have never been! These great shots are from @beale_pottery! Thanks for giving my mug a wonderful new home and even taking it to the #indianadunes Make sure to check out their account, they do wonderful work! #mugshotmonday #mug #pottery #ceramics #art #stoneware #clay #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #instapottery #glaze #cone6 #craft #craftsmanship #wheelthrown #handmade
Another beautiful day at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina, Mn. Show runs from 10-5 today! I’m in booth 114 just north of the Pavilion. #edina #artfair #art #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #jar #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #wheelthrown #altered #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #glaze #cone6 #instapottery #fall
New centerpiece bowl for the Fall into the Arts Festival in Edina this weekend! Perfect weather and a wonderful location for a show at Centennial Lakes Park. I’m in booth 114 just north of the Pavilion. #edina #artfair #fall #art #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #ceramics #pottery #instapottery #stoneware #clay #lagunaclay #madeinabailey #madewithaskutt #glaze #cone6
I forgot to post pics of the finished deck! When I’m not in the studio you can usually find me sinking my teeth into some other big project. My favorite part is the white posts that I designed and constructed. Also, it’s all maintenance free and after staining decks my whole life I’m excited about that! I recently just installed some swings underneath that my kids love! #deck #deckdesign #craftsman #craftsmanship #handmade
I forgot to post pics of the finished deck! When I’m not in the studio you can usually find me sinking my teeth into some other big project. My favorite part is the white posts that I designed and constructed. Also, it’s all maintenance free and after staining decks my whole life I’m excited about that! I recently just installed some swings underneath that my kids love! #deck  #deckdesign  #craftsman  #craftsmanship  #handmade 
Love the rim on this bowl! Glazing tonight and I often look back at past successes while glazing to point me in the right direction. The slightest glaze thickness difference or change in overlap substantially changes the outcome. Tonight’s kiln load will be ready for Edina’s Fall into the Arts festival this weekend! (Booth 114) #edina #pottery #ceramics #art #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #texture #clay #lagunaclay #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #instapottery #stoneware
Love the rim on this bowl! Glazing tonight and I often look back at past successes while glazing to point me in the right direction. The slightest glaze thickness difference or change in overlap substantially changes the outcome. Tonight’s kiln load will be ready for Edina’s Fall into the Arts festival this weekend! (Booth 114) #edina  #pottery  #ceramics  #art  #craft  #craftsmanship  #handmade  #texture  #clay  #lagunaclay  #madeinaskutt  #madewithabailey  #instapottery  #stoneware 
I hope everyone has enjoyed their Labor Day! This mugshot is from @wildpinespottery who recently purchased this mug! Today is the official end to my summer break from teaching; tomorrow I begin my 18th year at Prior Lake High School! I so appreciate all of you that purchased pottery over the last few months. I worked almost nonstop this summer and resume my show schedule Sept 8-9 at Centennial Lakes in Edina! #mugshotmonday #mug #coffeemug #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #clay #lagunaclay #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #instapottery #handmade #craft #craftsmanship #wheelthrown
I hope everyone has enjoyed their Labor Day! This mugshot is from @wildpinespottery who recently purchased this mug! Today is the official end to my summer break from teaching; tomorrow I begin my 18th year at Prior Lake High School! I so appreciate all of you that purchased pottery over the last few months. I worked almost nonstop this summer and resume my show schedule Sept 8-9 at Centennial Lakes in Edina! #mugshotmonday  #mug  #coffeemug  #pottery  #ceramics  #stoneware  #clay  #lagunaclay  #madewithabailey  #madeinaskutt  #instapottery  #handmade  #craft  #craftsmanship  #wheelthrown 
Do these dents on this vase remind you of anything? I’ve got a few of these available in my Etsy shop (Link in profile). #etsy #vase #rorschach #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #art #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #clay #lagunaclay #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #instapottery #glaze #cone6
Happy mugshot Monday! I pulled this from my archives since I’ve got 4 currently available in my Etsy shop! (Link in profile). I’m back at school prepping for the school year and spending my evenings in the studio prepping for more shows! Next is the Fall into the Arts Festival in Edina Sept 8,9. #mugshotmonday #mug #etsy #sale #art #craft #clay #stoneware #wheelthrown #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #lagunaclay #glaze #cone6 #pottery #ceramics