Throwing Things!

I have been doing a lot of throwing lately thanks to the good weather we have had this summer. I am currently working on new inventory for my Etsy store including mugs, platters and larger pet bowls! By the end of September 2017, I will start adding the new inventory to my shop. For updates,... Continue Reading →

Grog Strikes Again

I have been using 112 brown clay for over ten years and have never experienced the problems with grog as I have this year. The particle size of the grog seems unusually large causing a lot of damage and heartbreak. 😦 Looks like I will be looking for a new clay. Save

Bottoms. Glazed or Bare?

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 →

Back In Production!

We had so much fun at the pottery supply store this week!  So many wonderful and pretty things to look at including a huge turquoise ceramic bowl filled with MKM small circular wooden stamps. The wooden stamp filled bowl was right at  our grandson's reach.  He relished the feel and look of each and every... Continue Reading →

Today was Moving Day!

This is an annual move from the basement to the back porch.  Luckily, this year I didn't have too many loads to lug up the stairs (12 steps).  My pottery wheel stayed under wraps on the back porch over the winter.  I was happy to unwrap it, clean it off and set it up! So... Continue Reading →

New Ideas New Possibilities

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 →

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