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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Before and After

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!  

Summer Not Yet Over!

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... 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

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