Take Time

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

Look Up

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

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.   … Continue reading Summer Not Yet Over!

Ready for Glaze ~ Last Batch of 2016

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

Last Bisque Firing of the Season

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

What’s New?

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?