Merry & Bright

What!? I haven’t posted since October 22nd?!¬†ūüėĪ Well, happy December! We flew through Halloween! Then Thanksgiving¬†happened in the blink of an eye. Now, December is upon us as well snow . . . . . .and baking season. Cookies, breads … Continue reading Merry & Bright

Before and After

After a lot of hard work dealing with unusual grog particles in my clay over the summer, I am happy to report not all was a loss! Tickled with the glaze results in these two turquoise & brown mugs! Just … Continue reading Before and After

Ready for Glaze ~ Last Batch of 2016

All my bottoms are waxed and ready to glaze! I can hardly believe this is my last big batch of pottery for the 2016 throwing season on my back porch.¬† Aside from my most popular item, pet dishes, I made … Continue reading Ready for Glaze ~ Last Batch of 2016

Hooray! It’s Today!

Happy New Year! A new week! A new day! Hooray! I made no New Year’s resolutions. In fact, a long time ago I resolved not to make New Year’s resolutions. Instead¬† I decided to make daily resolutions or, as some may call them, daily affirmations.¬† Daily resolutions are much less daunting. The intent is for the day rather than for a WHOLE year.¬† Think about that . . .a WHOLE year. That is 365 days! I do set long term goals such as eating healthier, exercising more, getting more sleep and not swearing (as much) but these goals need tweaking … Continue reading Hooray! It’s Today!

Announcement!

I am happy to announce my newest items I am adding to my Etsy shop:¬† whimsical wall art plaques!¬† I am thrilled to be able to continue to work with clay inside this winter where it is nice an warm as opposed to my back porch where it is very cold, icy and snowy this time of year. I roll out a slab of light brown reclaimed stoneware clay then cut out free from shapes.¬† Next, I hand stamp quotes I find whimsical and inspiring then embellish each plaque with stamps collected through the years.¬† Each plaque come with a … Continue reading Announcement!

What’s New?

Below are pictures of a few things I made this summer on my back porch. All are available to purchase on Etsy at Back Porch Studio: Winter is on its way.¬† Time to move all my pottery stuff inside.¬† I did, however, find something new to keep me busy and out of trouble through the winter!¬† Stay tuned for I hope to post my NEW projects by the end of November! Continue reading What’s New?

Winter Is For The Birds

I’m eager to dirty my hands in the mud meanwhile winter is in full swing.   This winter has been extraordinarily fun.¬† Our grandson loves the outdoors.¬† The snow and cold will not keep him inside so I follow him around with my camera as he discovers a winter wonderland. Along with discovering the wonders of winter, we started feeding and watching the birds.¬† After Christmas, we took our Christmas tree out to the back porch and decorated it again except this time with suet and grapefruit feeders for the birds. While waiting for warmer weather, we enjoy watching our … Continue reading Winter Is For The Birds

The Gift of Giving Handmade

So many beautiful handmade things on Etsy by wonderfully talented people.¬† If you have not yet checked out Etsy, why not take a few minutes to look around.¬† There is something for everyone on your shopping list this year!¬† Here are just a few that are my favorites: Christen Largent of bddesigns:¬†¬† She creates custom art keepsake jewelry using traditional metalsmithing ¬†techniques (a craft I much admire!) I fell in love with one of her pieces. I have a keepsake of my very own! Lynda of LBArtworks creates and designs these one of a kind purses.¬† Each purse is beautifully … Continue reading The Gift of Giving Handmade