Summer Not Yet Over!

Though the calendar says it is autumn, Mother Nature says otherwise!  I am thrilled by the warm dry autumn days because  I can continue to throw pots on my back porch! Most recently, I have been working on plates.   I have been using a certain mid-fire cone 6 clay for over 10 years and... Continue Reading →

Change of Season

As the temperature cools, my throwing season is coming to an end. But, that doesn't mean I'm done with pottery! I have more work to do 🙂 Follow me on Instagram for some  behind-the-scenes shots!

Throwing Things!

I have been doing a lot of throwing lately thanks to the good weather we have had this summer. I am currently working on new inventory for my Etsy store including mugs, platters and larger pet bowls! By the end of September 2017, I will start adding the new inventory to my shop. For updates,... Continue Reading →

Grog Strikes Again

I have been using 112 brown clay for over ten years and have never experienced the problems with grog as I have this year. The particle size of the grog seems unusually large causing a lot of damage and heartbreak. 😦 Looks like I will be looking for a new clay. Save

There’s A Tool For That!

I have been putting off making mugs because I have struggled so with making handles. It has been FIVE years since I made a mug. Well, I wanted to start making them again but wanted to learn whether or not there was a tool available for making handles verses pulling them by hand from a... Continue Reading →

Bottoms. Glazed or Bare?

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 cannot decide whether to glaze the bottoms or leave them bare and naked. Which do... Continue Reading →

Christmas in July

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.  Right now, I'm am enjoying these colors . . . eye candy for the potter!... Continue Reading →

Glazing Day

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 do ALL in one day, I grow tired and very impatient which is not a... Continue Reading →

Try, try, try again

One reoccurring problem I have had was making large pet dishes (7+ inches or larger in diameter). In almost every single instance, I would ruin the pet dish when taking it off the bat. I had some extra time over the winter to research alternative ways of taking large pots off of the bat.  I... Continue Reading →

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