Take Time

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence  It is officially autumn. The falling leaves gather around my pottery wheel on my back porch which means my throwing days have come to an end. … Continue reading Take Time

Look Up

The calendar says it is October but summer is still here! Temperatures in the 90’s. Shadows growing longer. Warm breeze. Dragon flies dart about. My eyes and soul can not get enough of the these clear blue skies and white … Continue reading Look Up

You Can Lead a Cat to Water

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

A View From My Back Porch

I usually don’t complain about the weather unless it is cold. I do not like being cold. If it is below 70 degrees, that’s it.  I’m complaining. This spring, however, I find myself complaining about the lack of sun light. … Continue reading A View From My Back Porch

News! Not Breaking but News . . .

After much thought, reading, note-taking and collaboration with fellow potters, I think I have discovered the reason why I have had pin holes. #1:  The glazes were too thick. So early spring, I adjusted my glazes. The result was perfect on two of the three clay bodies. #2: It is a particular clay-body.   After talking with my clay supplier and showing them my test tiles, we agreed that it must be the clay body. I also learned that this particular clay-body under went some “important changes” a couple years ago. Coincidentally, that is when I started having the troubles. So, … Continue reading News! Not Breaking but News . . .

Hibernating, Not

It may seem as if I am hibernating after the holidays. Goodness knows, I certainly feel as if I could! January and February are quickly becoming my favorite months of the year;  a respite from the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading Hibernating, Not

Family, Holidays & Silence

I found the following description fitting for me this year: “Families are inherently unmanageable — ragtag armies at times, yet with a unity even they don’t fully understand. Someone is always pulling a thread, throwing the whole thing askew. Yet … Continue reading Family, Holidays & Silence

What did I do on my summer vacation?

Summer vacation? Well, I really didn’t have one but I sure enjoyed my summer! I enjoy summer, vacation or not. Summer is my favorite season! Being on our back porch throwing things, watching our grandson explore and play plus enjoying … Continue reading What did I do on my summer vacation?