While searching for a new blog theme, I lost my original blog theme. 😬 So please bear with me as I redo my blog appearance! I’ve been very unhappy with social media. In fact, I found social media to be very impersonal. My social media pages quickly filled with promoted posts and videos rather than … More Under Construction!
Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. I’m finding the whole social media thing overwhelming. I can’t seem to keep up. I started this blog to promote my business as a potter. Then I started a facebook page followed opening an instagram account. Blogging and facebook I can do from my desk top. Yeah! Instagram, not so much. Boo! … More Social Media, Mobile Phones and Glasses
I am sensing a theme for this year. Mayhem. Life has changed since early March. Shelter at home. Social distancing. Face masks. Shortage of toilet paper, Lysol spray and disinfectant wipes. Here it is June of 2020. I think I have finally grown accustomed to dear husband working from home. Both of us have learned … More Mayhem
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 … More UPDATE
. . .but the house is CLEAN! I’d take a picture but I am unable to share so what’s the point. It all started when the computer decided to “reformat” the external hard drive. My IT guy (a.k.a my husband) has not been able to undo what the computer decided to do PLUS the external … More Technical Difficulties Continue . . .
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 … More Technical Difficulties
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 … More News! Not Breaking but News . . .
I’m a list maker and note taker. I make lists of things “To Do” otherwise things will not get done such as exercise, make doctor’s appointment, and laundry. I also make “To Do” lists for pottery such as prepare test tiles, reclaim clay, make handles and buy more clay. I make lists for items I need … More A Note To Myself
Okay. So, I have not blogged in about one month and what happens? Word Press greets me with a message: “Welcome to the wonderful world of blocks”. What is with the word press blocks? Is it supposed to be easier? Well, I’m not finding these blocks easier. In fact, the word press blocks are blocking my … More Blocks
It may seem as if I am hibernating after the holidays. Goodness knows, I certainly feel as if I could! January and February are quickly becoming my favorite months of the year; a respite from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. A time to relax and rejuvenate – change of pace. It may look … More Hibernating, Not
It was a crisp November day. I loaded the kiln for the last time of the 2017 throwing season. Flipped the switch on the kiln expecting the glaze firing to take 10 to 12 hours. When 10 hours passed, I suspected something was wrong. The results of the longest glaze firing ever . . . … More 22 Hours Later
Not much pottery today but a lot of neglected behind the scene stuff. I spent the better part of today at the computer thinking of words. Words. Words describing my pottery in my Etsy shop. I use words every day yet when I try to write, words are elusive. This is why I am not a … More Words
I unloaded the kiln and minutes later my nesting bowls shattered right in my hand! Oh, this is so painful but I’m LEARNING! 😀 It seems I am having trouble with slabs. Slab work is not as easy as it looks, apparently! After some investigation on the interwebtubes, I am thinking I made my … More Shards of Clay
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!
Though the calendar says it is autumn, Mother Nature says otherwise! I am thrilled by the warm dry autumn days because I can continue to throw pots on my back porch! Most recently, I have been working on plates. I have been using a certain mid-fire cone 6 clay for over 10 years and … More Summer Not Yet Over!
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
I have been putting off making mugs because I have struggled so with making handles. It has been FIVE years since I made a mug. Well, I wanted to start making them again but wanted to learn whether or not there was a tool available for making handles verses pulling them by hand from a … More There’s A Tool For That!