A Bowl A Day – Jesse Jones Oregon Potter

Jesse Jones is a potter outside of Eugene Oregon.  When I learned of his pottery, all I could think was “Wow”!  I wish I had he and his partner’s energy.  They own four wood kilns and a gorgeous working studio.  Check out the inside and underside of his bowl.  

wood fired bowls Jesse Jones

Did you know that one way to learn how a pot was fired is by looking for wadding marks? This will tell you that the potter put the pot up on wads of alumina, ball clay, and kaolin to allow for the wood ash to move around the kiln.  See the five marks on the bottom of this bowl?