The hustle and bustle of the holidays are but a memory. Though the days are colder, the days are growing longer. I find respite in the months of January and February as does Mother Nature under the thick white snow. On the surface, it looks as if there is not much going on but I can… Read More The Quiet after The Holidays
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… Read More New Ideas New Possibilities
I’ve been looking through box after box of old photographs in photo albums (remember those?) for that one photo of our children hand feeding birds (mentioned in my previous post). Much to my dismay, that one particular photo was missing as well as the negative. The photos were pre-digital (1990’s). It was actually the year… Read More In Search of One Photo
It’s winter and that means it is time to feed the birds. There are a lot of recipes for homemade suet. I found the following recipe to be the quickest and easiest to make: Ingredients: One part lard at room temperature to two parts bird seed Add raisins, peanuts or grated cheese (optional) Method: Combine… Read More Winter is Here
I’m eager to dirty my hands in the mud meanwhile winter is in full swing. This winter has been extraordinarily fun. Our grandson loves the outdoors. The snow and cold will not keep him inside so I follow him around with my camera as he discovers a winter wonderland. Along with discovering the wonders… Read More Winter Is For The Birds
It’s that time of year where I reclaim the earth one bucket at a time! I wedged 20.5 pounds of clay yesterday. The balls of clay (see photo above) are ready to be thrown onto the wheel and molded into something spectacular! Sadly, though, I’m not in tip-top shape. (And it’s still pretty darn cold… Read More Spring Training!