Spring Forward

The snow has melted. Temperatures on the rise. Dusted off my tool box. Unearthed my clay. Started some slab work. From a ball of clay to a slab of clay then onto the hump mold. Bowls made from a slab of clay air drying. Resting.

Close to Normal Part 2

We are having a beautiful spring although I am having trouble remembering what day it is. Each day is like the day before but it has been nice to watch what pops up in the garden. Dear husband has been working from home now for three weeks. I am back behind my wheel. Not quite... Continue Reading →

Hello! It’s Winter!

Hello from the blustery and snowy arctic tundra! Okay. Maybe not THE arctic tundra but from my back porch. Brrrr! Though it is winter, I have been playing in the mud inside where it is warm. I am looking forward to sharing with you my latest clay projects. Happy Friday!!!  

The Story of a Mug: Part 2

Ā  The Story of a Mug: Part 1 left off where the mug is left to air dry. Air drying takes about one week.   After air drying,Ā the mug is "bone dry" which means very dry and brittle. The mug is now referred toĀ as "green ware" which means unfired pottery. It isĀ time to turn up... Continue Reading →

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:Ā  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.Ā Ā  After talking... Continue Reading →

Merry & Bright

What!? I haven't posted since October 22nd?!Ā šŸ˜± Well, happy December! We flew through Halloween! Then ThanksgivingĀ happened in the blink of an eye. Now, December is upon us as well snow . . . . . .and baking season. Cookies, breads and pies are not the only things baking this month. I have a few more... Continue Reading →

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