Start to Finish

It starts with a ball of clay. Each ball rolled out flat into a slab then placed over a hump mold. A hump mold is a convex form over which clay slabs are draped until stiff enough to hold the shape. When the clay is stiff enough to hold the shape, it is set aside... Continue Reading →

Life in April

Spring has sprung! 100 pounds of clay! Playing in the mud, indoors, of course!  Still a bit too chilly for the back porch. I am making bowls using slabs of clay draped over a mold. Finishing the rims of these three bowls while enjoying while enjoying a cup of coffee in a handmade mug 😉Next,... Continue Reading →

Three Cats One Year Later

Our three inherited cats have me well trained: feeding times - rigid feeding times or elseculinary preferences (an expensive lesson to learn)day time activities - napping night time activities - yowlingdoor manager - open, outside; open, inside; repeat unless sniffing the air contemplating going outside or inside As you can see below, the not-so-feral cat,... Continue Reading →

Onward

Oh my! A new year! I'm almost afraid to ask the cosmos . . . "Now what?" So, I will not ask. Instead, I will turn my attention to my list of things "To Do" before spring. Top on my list is to sort through all the extra things we have acquired due to my... Continue Reading →

Take Time

The falling leaves gather around my pottery wheel. My throwing days have come to an end for the year. The temperatures have dropped quite dramatically this week making it a challenge to photograph my pottery on my back porch. "They" say it may snow this weekend! This month I have been busy with many behind... Continue Reading →

Squirrel!

Would you look at that! It's mid-October. And here I am running around like a squirrel gathering nuts before the snow falls! Instead of gathering nuts . . . I'm glazing and firing. Glazing and firing. Repeat. Mugs, after their 1st firing, waiting to be glazed. Glazed mugs drying. When I'm not glazing and firing,... Continue Reading →

Epic Pinterest Recipe Fail

We had our grandson last week.  One day we decided to make a "Chocolate Flower Petal Parfait Cup".  I saw the recipe and video online thanks to Pinterest and thought that would be fun to make with our grandson.  It did not go as exactly as planned . . . My Pinterest find was an epic fail... Continue Reading →

I Have A Glitch . . .No Comment

I have a glitch between WordPress and Gravatar. The glitch prevents me from commenting on fellow WordPress blogger's posts. I've scoured the bowels of the inter webs for a solution. Nothing. I've reached out to Word Press for a solution. Nothing. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com As I was reading a blog post from... Continue Reading →

Back Porch Studio Update

Mid-June already? I have been busy throwing mugs . . . Enjoying time with our grandson . . . Celebrating birthdays . . . And gardening . . . Ah, summer. Summer is like childhoodFull of warm memoriesAnd gone too soon.

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