Sunday, March 7, 2010

To blog or not to blog...

People say you need to get out your work, sell yourself! Get a website. Get a blog going. Get some business cards!

If this is a question.. I'm still trying to figure it out before I can come up with the answer.

Since this is new, an introduction is in order.

Hey! My name is Bobby. I'm finishing up my undergrad degree at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. I'm not from here. I had never even been to Utah until two days before I started school, back in January of 2007. I grew up in Roseburg, Oregon. Roseburg is a small, two lumber-mill town near the southwest corner of the State. It's nestled in the Umpqua Valley and is a blip along the I-5 highway.

I learned to pot while in Highschool. From 10th grade on it was normal for me to have clay all over my pants and shirts, the other kids didn't make fun of me that long, and in fact, I wore that clay with pride, knowing I was pulling away from the norm (well, I had never been normal, but I never did wear it on my sleeve until then). Having clay all over your pants and sleeves doesn't go over too well at home, though. Mom literally had to stop me before I came inside the house to make me remove the clothes I was wearing. Oh bless-ed furniture! Keep it clean!

Before this gets too long, I'll skip about 10 years of the story and put myself back into the present.

Why blog now?

Getting closer to the end of my time in Logan, I'm about to put myself out there into the world as a studio artist. Perhaps it's time to get that following people say is so important.

My blog will focus on my adventures with clay, and not much else. I don't want this to be a personal account of my daily doings, instead I will show you what projects I'm working on and things I experience that are involved with or are influencing my work.

I hope you enjoy it.

Here are some of the latest pots I've been working on. They're all salt fired porcelain to a about cone 7.


  1. Congrats Freedom Fighter. It's a good start and I find it is a personal diary of your life and work. Helps ya to think about what you're doing.Be Free! Tc

  2. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts and seeing more of your work... Welcome aboard.

  3. Having just finished my undergrad myself, I know how you feel! In my case, I want to teach ceramics in high school. I have both the education degree and the art degree. Hopefully, I will be able to teach it next school year. This year, being the middle of the school year, I could only get science classes to teach. Oh well. I really enjoy your work, keep it up. Hope to see more soon!

  4. So, now you are launched...good...just keep swimming!
    Nice pots too

  5. it looks like you have a great foundation to begin your adventure as a studio potter. blogs help those of us who are a bit isolated in our work to stay connected. i love knowing that i am not alone in this life of clay. enjoy.