UPDATE

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

Technical Difficulties Continue . . .

. . .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 … Continue reading Technical Difficulties Continue . . .

Technical Difficulties

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

News! Not Breaking but News . . .

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 . . .

A Note To Myself

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 … Continue reading A Note To Myself

Blocks

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 thoughts.  When I get … Continue reading Blocks

Hibernating, Not

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 … Continue reading Hibernating, Not

22 Hours Later

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 . . . … Continue reading 22 Hours Later

Words

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 … Continue reading Words

Shards of Clay

  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 … Continue reading Shards of Clay