I have made many handmade ceramic pet dishes over the years. The back porch has a half dozen handmade pet dishes filled to the brim with cool fresh water. Just for her. Instead, she prefers, what used to be our son’s now grandson’s, Tonka dump truck. So, I keep it filled with cool fresh water. . . Just for her. Continue reading You Can Lead a Cat to Water
Over the past few months the need for a shallow cat dish became apparent. Miss Kitty,17 years young, refused to eat out of her regular cat bowl. I thought it was her food but learned it was her food dish. … Continue reading Necessity is the Mother of Invention
I have been working on nesting bowls this week. Each bowl is made from a slab of clay draped over clay molds I made last winter. It has taken me several tries to work out all the kinks in the … Continue reading New Project: Nesting Bowls
Just when I was ready to throw in the towel early this month due to groggy clay , I decided to talk to the folks at my local pottery supply store to see if they could recommend a new clay body … Continue reading New Clay! Great Things!
Glazing is not my favorite part of the pottery process but when my pieces come out of the kiln, glazing is well worth the effort! Most of my pieces have two different glazes applied giving the pottery one color on … Continue reading A Little Bit About Glazing
Glazed Bottoms or Bare Naked Bottoms? These are my newest pieces: free formed shaped bowls made from a slab of clay slumped over a plaster mold. They are becoming my favorite to make; however, when it comes to glazing I … Continue reading Bottoms. Glazed or Bare?
Opening the kiln after a glaze firing is pretty exciting. It is as if it where Christmas! I was very pleased with these glaze results minus a few minor clay and glazing technique glitches which I won’t talk about yet. … Continue reading Christmas in July
I am getting ready for my 2nd glaze firing. I am trying to be more meticulous about the glazing process and spread it out over a few days rather than do it ALL in one day. When I try to … Continue reading Glazing Day
When given lemons . . . . . .make lemonade! Save Continue reading Lemonade
Well, this is a first! Apparently one of our cats took refuge in my drying box . . .on a bowl! LOL Continue reading New! Cat Bowl?
Over the winter, my thoughts turn to solving pottery problems, learning about new ideas and techniques. One reoccurring problem I have had was making large pet dishes (8 inches or larger in diameter). In almost every single instance, I would … Continue reading New Ideas New Possibilities