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 puffy clouds. And falling to sleep to the sound of crickets and katydids in October … Continue reading Look Up
I learned a lot about shooting the moon. The Harvest Moon illuminated night sky the weekend of September 13, 2019. So, I grabbed my camera and tripod. The sky was not 100% clear on Friday night but thought the clouds added drama. I was disappointed, however, to see that my photographs were not as … Continue reading Shooting The Moon
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, the mug is "bone dry" which means very dry and brittle. The mug is now referred to as "green ware" which means unfired pottery. It is time to turn up … Continue reading The Story of a Mug: Part 2
It all starts with a lump of clay. The lump of clay is placed on the pottery wheel and centered by the potter's hands. Once centered, the potter opens up the ball of clay. . . . . . and pulls it up for height. It is shaped into a simple cylinder . . . … Continue reading The Story of A Mug: Part One
While technology continues not to be my friend, I continue to shoot and throw things! The good news is that the company we sent our external hard drive too expects to be able to retrieve our data with 78% certainty in which my photos are HIGH priority, 78% doesn't sound too optimistic but I am … Continue reading UPDATE
Okay, so this happened. My computer decided to "reformat" my external hard drive. I don't even know what that means except I can no longer access my files on the external hard drive that stores all of my photos! Did you get that? ALL. OF. MY. PHOTOS. Trapped in my external hard drive!!!! Oh, I've … Continue reading Technical Difficulties
Finally, after a very wet, gray and dreary spring, an abundance of sunshine this week! *** I took advantage of the natural sunlight streaming through a basement window to shoot some new pottery pieces I made with new clay and glazes. I am pleased to say all of all of these pieces are pit free … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Straight Out of the Camera
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. Over the winter, I yearned for bright spring sunny days but so far we have … Continue reading A View From My Back Porch
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 … Continue reading News! Not Breaking but News . . .
Originally published April 2013 Ooh, that smell. Can't you smell that smell? Ooh that smell. The smell of death surrounds you, yeah. ~Lynyrd Skynyrd When we lived in an old farm house, every spring we would smell the stench from some poor critter that died somewhere in the walls of the old house. Now that … Continue reading Ooh, that smell!