Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence It is officially autumn. The falling leaves gather around my pottery wheel on my back porch which means my throwing days have come to an end. … Continue reading Take Time
The calendar says it is October but summer is still here! Temperatures in the 90’s. Shadows growing longer. Warm breeze. Dragon flies dart about. My eyes and soul can not get enough of the these clear blue skies and white … Continue reading Look Up
I learned a lot about shooting the moon. The Harvest Moon illuminated night sky the weekend of September 13, 2019. So, I grabbed my camera and tripod. The sky was not 100% clear on Friday night but thought the clouds … Continue reading Shooting The Moon
I’ve never seen a summer go by so fast in all my life! Due to the falling temperature, I brought my wheel into the garage from my back porch because I am NOT DONE throwing things! You see, my back … Continue reading End of Throwing Season
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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. … Continue reading Summer Not Yet Over!
As the temperature cools, my throwing season is coming to an end. But, that doesn’t mean I’m done with pottery! I have more work to do 🙂 Follow me on Instagram for some behind-the-scenes shots! Continue reading Change of Season
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.” Melody Beattie Continue reading Gratitude
“It’s fall!” our grandson exclaimed as he ran through the bright shades of yellow, red and orange leaves. Continue reading “It’s Fall!”
All my bottoms are waxed and ready to glaze! I can hardly believe this is my last big batch of pottery for the 2016 throwing season on my back porch. Aside from my most popular item, pet dishes, I made … Continue reading Ready for Glaze ~ Last Batch of 2016
The kiln is loaded. Ready to bisque fire tomorrow. Bisque firing is the first firing at a low temperature. This first firing prepares the clay for glazing by removing all of the moisture from the piece leaving it porous but hard. The bisqued pieces are then ready for glazes. After the pieces are glazed, they will undergo a second firing, the glaze firing, where the high heat causes the glazes to melt and form a beautiful glassy coating over the clay. My hope is to have this kiln load finished and in my shop, Back Porch Studio on Esty, by … Continue reading Last Bisque Firing of the Season
Below are pictures of a few things I made this summer on my back porch. All are available to purchase on Etsy at Back Porch Studio: Winter is on its way. Time to move all my pottery stuff inside. I did, however, find something new to keep me busy and out of trouble through the winter! Stay tuned for I hope to post my NEW projects by the end of November! Continue reading What’s New?