ClassicLinesPottery

Classic Lines Pottery

On Etsy since 2019

ClassicLinesPottery

Classic Lines Pottery

37 Sales

Announcement    Classic Lines Pottery has been a mainstay at the Capital City Public Market in downtown Boise Idaho for the last 18 years where I sell my wares every Saturday April through December. I use a stamp ( CLP ) on the bottom of most pieces as a signature so some people may search for that online. Until this last year I also sold in Sun Valley at the Ketchum farmers market but due to relocation of the market I stopped and am now expanding my online presence.
Butter falling out: my response in a recent Facebook post.
99% of the time if the butter falls in the water it's because there were air pockets preventing it from adhering to the sides. If it's too warm the butter will pour into the water but if it is a solid chunk then it wasn't packed tightly, try putting in half and press it down and then the other half on top and press down, it's harder to trap air that way. Change the water once a week, if well water, more often as it is more organic, same goes for highly humid places where there are more airborne organics. A pinch of salt in the water also helps if mold is a problem it's coming from the water. Also make sure there is enough water to make the seal, it's okay for the butter to get wet (oil and water).

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Last updated on Jan 19, 2020

Classic Lines Pottery has been a mainstay at the Capital City Public Market in downtown Boise Idaho for the last 18 years where I sell my wares every Saturday April through December. I use a stamp ( CLP ) on the bottom of most pieces as a signature so some people may search for that online. Until this last year I also sold in Sun Valley at the Ketchum farmers market but due to relocation of the market I stopped and am now expanding my online presence.
Butter falling out: my response in a recent Facebook post.
99% of the time if the butter falls in the water it's because there were air pockets preventing it from adhering to the sides. If it's too warm the butter will pour into the water but if it is a solid chunk then it wasn't packed tightly, try putting in half and press it down and then the other half on top and press down, it's harder to trap air that way. Change the water once a week, if well water, more often as it is more organic, same goes for highly humid places where there are more airborne organics. A pinch of salt in the water also helps if mold is a problem it's coming from the water. Also make sure there is enough water to make the seal, it's okay for the butter to get wet (oil and water).

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About ClassicLinesPottery

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On Etsy since 2019

Hand thrown original design pottery

Michael Sowers –potter

I first began making pottery in 1971 in a high school art class in Casper Wyoming. We had a wheel but the instructor did not know how to throw . I took it on myself to learn and checked out several books on the subject from the library. By reading the books and trying to read between the lines I was able to teach myself to center and throw. I made several items that first semester (the last semester of my senior year) including a fully functional teapot, got my picture in the paper and a small cash scholarship. It wasn’t until after that I first saw someone else throwing on the wheel. I began college as a pre-med student but spent all of my time in the pottery studio, after two quarters I dropped out and went into the service until I could decide which direction I wanted to go and to get the GI bill to pay for it.

To make a long story short, I received a BFA in ceramics from NAU (Northern Arizona University) in 1979. I have always made very functional pottery with emphasis on ease of use and I have always fired at high stoneware temperatures. I have built several kilns over the years and have always made all of my own glazes.

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    Hand made high fired functional pottery made by Michael Sowers who holds a BFA in Ceramics from Northern Arizona University. With over 40 years of throwing experience with attention to detail and functionality.

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  • Capitol City Public Market
    Bus Stop Main & 8th East
    801 W Main St
    BOISE, ID

    Apr 4–Dec 19

    Boise’s Original Farmers Market The Capital City Public Market has connected the community with growers, producers and artisans throughout Idaho since 1994, generating millions of dollars of revenue for the local economy.

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