Under Construction!

While searching for a new blog theme, I lost my original blog theme. šŸ˜¬ 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!

Mayhem

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 Ā 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

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 … More UPDATE

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. IĀ make lists for items I need … More 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:Ā “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

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; Ā 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

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 toĀ  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

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 areĀ elusive. This is why I am not a … More Words

Shards of Clay

  I unloaded the kiln and minutes later my nesting bowls shattered right in my hand!Ā  Oh, this is so painful but Iā€™m LEARNING! šŸ˜€  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

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!  

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. šŸ˜¦ Looks like I will be looking for a new clay. Save