It is official. I am completely sold out. 😳 All of my pottery pieces found new homes in 2022! 🥳 Meanwhile, I am enjoying a few of my handmade kitchen prep bowls and wine glass that had slight imperfections such as cracked bottoms or a glaze snafu. These imperfections don’t happen often but when they … More Tooting My Horn! Happy New Year!
Time marches on. Trying to age gracefully. Suffered loss this year. Blessed gain this year. And . . . I still cannot comment on some WordPress blogs. The Happiness Engineers told me I needed to contact Akismet because my comments may be viewed as spam. 🙄 Not sure I’m up for this. I’m trying to … More Spam – I – am
December’s photo challenge: (top left) technology, (top center) candle, (top right) Santa, (center left) all wrapped up, (center) 7 pm, (center right) colorful and Christmas song, (bottom) tradition
We have survived husband’s first year of retirement! His retirement started off with a bang when we both came down with covid this time last year. I barely remember last December but we have pictures to prove that we, indeed, celebrated Christmas. Wow! The lawn and building a new deck kept husband busy spring … More December
Oh my! A new year! I’m almost afraid to ask the cosmos . . . “Now what?” So, I will not ask. Instead, I will turn my attention to my list of things “To Do” before spring. Top on my list is to sort through all the extra things we have acquired due to my … More Onward
The falling leaves gather around my pottery wheel. My throwing days have come to an end for the year. The temperatures have dropped quite dramatically this week making it a challenge to photograph my pottery on my back porch. “They” say it may snow this weekend! This month I have been busy with many behind … More Take Time
2020 has definitely been a challenge for me as well as so many other people. I lost my Mom in June. I lost my Mother-in-law in September. And I lost Missy Kitty in October. Though social media and blogging took a backseat, I have been blissfully busy filling orders @ etsy.com/shop/BackPorchStudio My inventory is low. … More A Message from BackPorchStudio
I don’t know if it was just me or what but this holiday season seemed to fly by so quickly. I think father time is anxious to start a new decade! From our house to yours, Happy New Year!
What!? I haven’t posted since October 22nd?! 😱 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 and pies are not the only things baking this month. I have a few more … More Merry & Bright
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 listed in my shop, back porch studio, on Etsy!
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!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I love that some of my pottery pieces are going to new homes! Also on Etsy. . . I can vouch for each shop. I have shopped at each one. Wonderful products! Wonderful people!
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.” Melody Beattie
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 a few new things this year: Organic Molded Bowls (To be listed soon but you … More Ready for Glaze ~ Last Batch of 2016
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 … More Hooray! It’s Today!
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 … More Announcement!
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 … More What’s New?
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 … More The Gift of Giving Handmade
“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” ~Erma Bombeck
Days in my back porch studio are numbered. The days are growing shorter and colder. Woke up to snow and ice this morning. Winter is here. This summer was my most productive! I made over 100 pieces. Now, I will be spending my time taking photographs of each piece, writing descriptions and putting them up … More Winter is Here
I made three little test tumblers to try out a new glaze combination. I am thrilled with the results so much so, I’m going to make more! The weather is perfect today so back behind the wheel I go!