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    Steven Showalter
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Sunday morning slip decorating! These platters are 20” in size. Making my last work for the Edina Art Fair June 1-3! #edinaartfair #platters #slip #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #art #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #instapottery #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #lagunaclay
Finished trays from the other day! No matter how many firings I do I’m always anxious to open the kiln every time. I have the burn marks on my arm to prove it! #impatient #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #slab #handles #clay #lagunaclay #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #art #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #instapottery #glaze #cone6
They just fit! Not pictured is a kiln full of flower pots that I make each year for our distinguished retirees in my district. I’m happy to add in a small way to their celebration! I’ll post a picture of the finished flower pots this week. #pottery #ceramics #tightfit #stoneware #clay #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #art #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #instapottery #glazefordays
It’s almost time for art fair season! This year I’ll be at 8-10 outdoor shows. I’ll be back at Art Fair on the Square in Madison and I’m adding shows like Loring Park in Minneapolis. My first show of the year is the Edina Art Fair June 1-3! I’ll also continue online sales whenever possible! #artfair #edinaartfair #artfaironthesquare #pottery #ceramics #clay #stoneware #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #art #craft #craftsmanship #instapottery #glaze #cone6 #wheelthrown #altered
It’s almost time for art fair season! This year I’ll be at 8-10 outdoor shows. I’ll be back at Art Fair on the Square in Madison and I’m adding shows like Loring Park in Minneapolis. My first show of the year is the Edina Art Fair June 1-3! I’ll also continue online sales whenever possible! #artfair  #edinaartfair  #artfaironthesquare  #pottery  #ceramics  #clay  #stoneware  #madewithabailey  #madeinaskutt  #art  #craft  #craftsmanship  #instapottery  #glaze  #cone6  #wheelthrown  #altered 
Fresh out of the kiln! These are the glazed mugs from the picture I posted a couple weeks ago. Which one is your favorite? #mugshotmonday #mug #coffee #clay #stoneware #lagunaclay #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #pottery #ceramics #instapottery #glaze #cone6 #craft #craftsmanship #art #handmade #wheelthrown #altered
Not a lot of posts lately with so much else to do! Last weekend I framed in our new deck with the help of @huinketr who had the other end of some incredibly heavy boards. This week I oversaw the sale of my moms home. I’m also teaching five different classes this spring quarter at school. Before I know it I’ll be out on a finished deck and school will be done for the year. As for today, I’m back to my normal routine as I turn off my phone and get back to glazing! Have a great weekend everyone! #multitasking #deck #sale #teaching #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #wheelthrown #art #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #clay #lagunaclay #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #glaze #cone6
Not a lot of posts lately with so much else to do! Last weekend I framed in our new deck with the help of @huinketr who had the other end of some incredibly heavy boards. This week I oversaw the sale of my moms home. I’m also teaching five different classes this spring quarter at school. Before I know it I’ll be out on a finished deck and school will be done for the year. As for today, I’m back to my normal routine as I turn off my phone and get back to glazing! Have a great weekend everyone! #multitasking  #deck  #sale  #teaching  #pottery  #ceramics  #stoneware  #wheelthrown  #art  #craft  #craftsmanship  #handmade  #clay  #lagunaclay  #madewithabailey  #madeinaskutt  #glaze  #cone6 
I love making cups! This little shelf hangs in our dining room and gets lots of use. I recently taught a lesson on making cups with my high school students and it was so fun to watch them explore the form. While there are some practical limits based on size; there are so many creative options for potters young and more experienced to explore! #cups #yunomi #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #art #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #wheelthrown #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #clay #instapottery #glaze #cone6
I love making cups! This little shelf hangs in our dining room and gets lots of use. I recently taught a lesson on making cups with my high school students and it was so fun to watch them explore the form. While there are some practical limits based on size; there are so many creative options for potters young and more experienced to explore! #cups  #yunomi  #pottery  #ceramics  #stoneware  #art  #craft  #craftsmanship  #handmade  #wheelthrown  #madeinaskutt  #madewithabailey  #clay  #instapottery  #glaze  #cone6 
The great thing about new glazes is the some unexpected results! I love the interaction of this new matte green with my current glazes. I think it would also pair well with my matte blue glaze. Soon I’ll be testing a new clay too! #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #clay #lagunaclay #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #art #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #altered #instapottery #contemporaryceramics #glaze #cone6
Sometimes it feels like you’re making the same work and all of a sudden you’re not. I made a bunch of these new mugs this weekend while I was stuck inside during the 17” blizzard. Luckily I love my job! #new #blizzard #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #handmade #mugshotmonday #mug #clay #lagunaclay #stoneware #instapottery #craftsmanship #craft #art #wheelthrown #altered #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey
A big thank you to all those that made a purchase during my recent Etsy update! (Link in profile) Although many sold, there are still some great pieces remaining. Pictured here is a new bowl design  that I’ve been making this year that really catches the glaze nicely and allows for color banding. This bowl sold, but I’m hoping to do another Etsy update in the coming weeks. What items would you like to see me list next? #thanks #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #clay #lagunaclay #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #art #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #wheelthrown #altered #glaze #cone6
A big thank you to all those that made a purchase during my recent Etsy update! (Link in profile) Although many sold, there are still some great pieces remaining. Pictured here is a new bowl design that I’ve been making this year that really catches the glaze nicely and allows for color banding. This bowl sold, but I’m hoping to do another Etsy update in the coming weeks. What items would you like to see me list next? #thanks  #pottery  #ceramics  #stoneware  #clay  #lagunaclay  #madewithabailey  #madeinaskutt  #art  #craft  #craftsmanship  #handmade  #wheelthrown  #altered  #glaze  #cone6 
My Etsy update is live! (Link in profile)
My Etsy update is live! (Link in profile)
My first finished pitcher in a new style.  I really love how it turned out and it will be for sale tonight in my Etsy shop 8pm cst. (Link in profile) I’ll also have mugs, cups and bowls available. #etsyupdate #pitcher #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #craft #art #craftsmanship #handmade #instapottery #clay #wheelthrown #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #cone6 #glaze #lagunaclay
Photographing new work for my Etsy shop update tomorrow night at 8pm cst. (Link in profile) I’m planning on having about 30 pieces for sale including these cups! #etsyupdate #cups #yunomi #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #clay #lagunaclay #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #art #craft #craftsmanship #wheelthrown #instapottery #glaze #cone6
Would you like to purchase this mug or some of my other work? I’ll be doing an Etsy shop update on Monday 8pm cst. (Link in profile) This is a test mug I did a few weeks back and just again began reassessing yesterday. I think this is a combination worth further exploration! I’ve been using the copper looking glaze for years but for the first time it ran creating beautiful drips over the base glaze. If I always knew the outcome I wouldn’t do so many tests and this wouldn’t be nearly as much fun! #etsyupdate #mug #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #craft #art #craftsmanship #handmade #instapottery #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #lagunaclay #glaze #cone6
Would you like to purchase this mug or some of my other work? I’ll be doing an Etsy shop update on Monday 8pm cst. (Link in profile) This is a test mug I did a few weeks back and just again began reassessing yesterday. I think this is a combination worth further exploration! I’ve been using the copper looking glaze for years but for the first time it ran creating beautiful drips over the base glaze. If I always knew the outcome I wouldn’t do so many tests and this wouldn’t be nearly as much fun! #etsyupdate  #mug  #pottery  #ceramics  #stoneware  #craft  #art  #craftsmanship  #handmade  #instapottery  #madeinaskutt  #madewithabailey  #lagunaclay  #glaze  #cone6 
I finally have a little inventory and will be doing an Etsy shop update next Monday night at 8pm cst. (Link in profile) I’ll be posting some of these new mugs and some of my classic mugs too! I really appreciate all the interest in my work and I’m working hard to create new work and streamline my whole Etsy process. Have a great week! #mugshotmonday #mug #etsyupdate #pottery #stoneware #ceramics #clay #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #instapottery #craft #craftsmanship #handmade #art @continentalclay
I finally have a little inventory and will be doing an Etsy shop update next Monday night at 8pm cst. (Link in profile) I’ll be posting some of these new mugs and some of my classic mugs too! I really appreciate all the interest in my work and I’m working hard to create new work and streamline my whole Etsy process. Have a great week! #mugshotmonday  #mug  #etsyupdate  #pottery  #stoneware  #ceramics  #clay  #madeinaskutt  #madewithabailey  #instapottery  #craft  #craftsmanship  #handmade  #art  @continentalclay
I love to mix satin matte glazes with gloss glazes! It creates both a visual and tactile contrast. Pottery is such a unique combination of technical understanding combined with art. I love the problem solving needed for making, glazing, and firing work! So much experimentation to get to this point makes it even more rewarding when this jar came out of the kiln today. #happyeaster #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #clay #lagunaclay #madeinaskutt #madewithabailey #handmade #wheelthrown #art #craft #craftsmanship #instapottery #glaze #cone6
I love to mix satin matte glazes with gloss glazes! It creates both a visual and tactile contrast. Pottery is such a unique combination of technical understanding combined with art. I love the problem solving needed for making, glazing, and firing work! So much experimentation to get to this point makes it even more rewarding when this jar came out of the kiln today. #happyeaster  #pottery  #ceramics  #stoneware  #clay  #lagunaclay  #madeinaskutt  #madewithabailey  #handmade  #wheelthrown  #art  #craft  #craftsmanship  #instapottery  #glaze  #cone6 
These new oval vases will be great for tulips when spring arrives! I tried out a new texture on a couple of them that I’ll continue to pursue on some other vase forms. I maintain my interest in clay because of the endless possibilities! #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #clay #lagunaclay #instapottery #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #handmade #craft #craftsmanship #glaze #cone6 #endlesspossibilities
One of my favorite mugs from the last firing! I only made one of these to test out how my glazes would react on this surface and I’m very pleased with the outcome! #mugshotmonday #mug #coffeemug #pottery #ceramics #stoneware #clay #lagunaclay #madewithabailey #madeinaskutt #instapottery #handmade #craft #craftsmanship #wheelthrown