Today was Moving Day!

This is an annual move from the basement to the back porch.  Luckily, this year I didn't have too many loads to lug up the stairs (12 steps).  My pottery wheel stayed under wraps on the back porch over the winter.  I was happy to unwrap it, clean it off and set it up! So... Continue Reading →

New Ideas New Possibilities

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... Continue Reading →

‘Tis The Season!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I love that some of  my pottery pieces are going to new homes! Also on Etsy. . . I can vouch for each shop.  I have shopped at each one. Wonderful products! Wonderful people!

New: Organic Bowls

My newest pieces: organically shaped bowls made from a slab of clay slumped over a plaster mold.  They are becoming my favorite to make.  I can roll out a slab of clay, slump it over a plaster mold, walk away to do something else! Within 20 to 30 minutes, the clay has dried out just... Continue Reading →

An Element of Surprise

 As any potter will tell you there is always an element of anticipation and surprise when you open the kiln after a glaze firing. A couple of weekend ago I glazed and loaded the kiln.  I tried a few new glaze combinations; some I liked and others I didn't and will not do again! (I'm... Continue Reading →

Watching Clay Dry

Is watching clay dry as exciting as watching paint dry or grass grow?   Believe it or not I have done all three. WATCHING CLAY DRY WATCHING GRASS GROW While the clay dries, I look out to our yard. The lush green grass (and clover) inspires me to practice taking pictures of, well, grass. A... Continue Reading →

Finally, a productive day!

Warmer weather has arrived which means I was able to play in the mud this weekend! Had time to play, too! Now it is time for some garden fresh strawberries with whipped cream (from a can)! Summer is here!

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