Thursday, October 29, 2015


Serving Bowl
Just in case you thought I had disappeared again...I am posting images of new work that is currently available in my Etsy shop and also updating where you can find me and my work this Fall!

Commuter Bridge Mug

16th Street Bridge Yunomi

If you are out and about in the Mt.Lebanon area of Pittsburgh stop by Artsmiths of Pittsburgh. I have mugs, cups, vases, and wall platters for sale there. Its an amazing place with lots of really good artists represented plus it has a super cafe!

On December 11,12,13 I will be involved with the Highland Park Pottery Tour. This is a fantastic self guided home and studio pottery tour right in the middle of Pittsburgh. On the Friday night of the tour there is a cocktail/preview party that is a new and not to be missed addition this year.

Click on all the highlighted links for more information and as always you can also find my work at Beaver Falls Coffee and Tea Co. and homefry ceramics .

Hope too see you ...

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Big boy website coming this Fall....2015...

Until then: 

"A Fair in the Park". September 11, 12, 13. I will be there representing the ceramics studio, membership and classes for Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. I will be showing my work and sharing the tent with our printmaking studio. 
...Mellon Park, Pittsburgh.

Artsmiths of Pittsburgh. Located in Mt. Lebanon, opening in September...10,000 square feet of awesomeness.

Indiana County Potters Tour.  October 17, 18... www.potterstour . Smicksburg, Pa. Indiana County.

Highland Park Pottery TourDecember 12,13
Pittsburgh, PA. 

Follow me on Instagram  @khouser922 ....I post bunches... in name it.

And you can always find me here....ETSY.

...and possibly a couple other events...stay tuned.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Its Upon Us.

There is no denying it, the Holidays are upon us now, no matter how much you wish you could have just another 3 weeks.

I hope to see you somewhere, or hear from you sometime.

Here is where we can meet up:

The Highland Park Pottery Tour in Pittsburgh!. This will take place the weekend of December 13/14. I will be a guest at Jenna Vanden Brink's house. Check out the links for their snazzy website! can always check out my Etsy Shop. I have been stocking up.

Follow me on Instagram for lots of work in progress pics and more... @khouser922

Enjoy the finished work pics here...stay warm out there.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

It Does Feel Good...

Wunderbar in historic Harmony, PA

Another few steps into Autumn now and I thought I would post some new pieces and some info about where you can find me this Fall.

Earlier on this blustery Fall morning I ventured over to the very quaint historic town of Harmony, PA to drop off some new work. My friends there at Wunderbar Coffee Shop are expanding into the next storefront and doubling their space. The new space will serve home made specialty crepes and also serve as a gallery/ boutique space. The place looks awesome as it is located in the ground floor of an old opera house complete with exposed brick interiors and old wooden floors., click the link to see more. ...and look into making a trip over for one of the many holiday festivals.

I have a couple shows lined up as well as the Potters Tour that I will post about next time but for now, if you are in the Pittsburgh area, make sure to stop by Ton Pottery because I will have new pieces there too. And speaking of new pieces...check these out...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pre-Autumn Update

Its the end of the Summer and I feel like I am just "fall"ing into a groove making new work for the Fall intended to be shown and sold(hopefully) during the various events that lead up to the grand finale...Christmas.

So , let me explain the last picture heavy post...With my gig as the Ceramic Studio Coordinator for Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, I get to dabble with a number of different firing styles. Lately there, we fired the soda kiln. Luke Doyle, the person who has been helping me out all summer as a studio assistant, strategically loaded it up and fired it off. It was a really good firing and everybody ended up with good looking work. Here's another couple sweet little cups I ended up with...

I have been firing a good number of high fire pieces still but I have settled back comfortably into the land of cone six. I am up to my old tricks again and feeling pretty good about it...have a gander at some new mugs...

As I am busy making work...I am also welcoming the end to a long summer...happy to see Autumn coming, even if its still a ways off. To put the cherry on top of our busy summer at work, we are hosting a five day workshop with Adero Willard. I am thrilled to have her there with us at PCA for the week. I am a big fan of her work and look forward to facilitating the workshop. If you don't know her work yet, you will soon...she's on the cover of September's Pottery Making Illustrated...check her out!

Lets chat again real soon. Think Fall.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

So much work.... little time for the blog! Have a gander and we will put two and two together later...soda firing, electric cone 6, high fire reduction firing...and random Raku...I'm just gearing up for the Fall...more soon and explanations too, I promise...

Yes, more skeletons...
Follow me on Instagram for WAY more up to the moment stuff....@khouser922

Monday, May 26, 2014

I'm All Clay and Bones

Happy Memorial Day!

I like this piece so much, I thought I would blast out a quick post about it! As the result of the class I've been teaching at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, I ended up with a pretty nice piece...actually this piece is the by- product of two classes. The form, I made in an intermediate class when teaching about  making a stacked form and the surface came as I was demo-ing decals in my surface design class...first the laser transfer at 04 and then the bling at 018. It was originally fired to a cone 10 reduction in a big, car kiln and I wasn't super thrilled about the glazes and how they turned out but, I'm glad I pushed on with that one.


I also have some nice new high fire porcelain and stoneware mugs in my Etsy shop too...check them out here and go there if you feel compelled to take this to the next level.

Thanks for looking.