Miss Kitty and I are enjoying today's heat wave of 65 degrees! While Miss Kitty roams around the back yard, I set to work on my new molds. Last winter I had one mold to produce unique organic shaped shallow dishes or bowls. Because these dishes sold well, I wanted to increase my production. … Continue reading A Respite from Winter
Just when I was ready to throw in the towel early this month due to groggy clay , I decided to talk to the folks at my local pottery supply store to see if they could recommend a new clay body similar to what I had been using for over ten years. I am SO happy … Continue reading New Clay! Great Things!
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!
Glazed Bottoms or Bare Naked Bottoms? These are my newest pieces: free formed shaped bowls made from a slab of clay slumped over a plaster mold. They are becoming my favorite to make; however, when it comes to glazing I cannot decide whether to glaze the bottoms or leave them bare and naked. Which do … Continue reading Bottoms. Glazed or Bare?
Over the winter, my thoughts turn to solving pottery problems, learning about new ideas and techniques. One reoccurring problem I have had was making large pet dishes (8 inches or larger in diameter). In almost every single instance, I would ruin the pet dish when taking it off the bat. It wasn't until I had … Continue reading New Ideas New Possibilities
This summer is filled with sandboxes, wading pools and playing with dump trucks with our first grandchild! Needless to say pottery has taken a back seat. Oh I'm still throwing! My production is just not as quick this summer as in past summers. Sales on Etsy are going strong. In fact, I just finished an … Continue reading Summer in Full Swing
I've been busy glazing and firing this month! Over thirty new items to add to my Etsy shop. Pictured above is about three kiln loads which averages about twelve to fifteen pieces per load. I have about that many more pieces to glaze and fire in the next few weeks.