Hooray! It’s Today!

Happy New Year! A new week! A new day! Hooray! I made no New Year's resolutions. In fact, a long time ago I resolved not to make New Year's resolutions. Instead  I decided to make daily resolutions or, as some may call them, daily affirmations.  Daily resolutions are much less daunting. The intent is for... Continue Reading →

Announcement!

I am happy to announce my newest items I am adding to my Etsy shop:  whimsical wall art plaques!  I am thrilled to be able to continue to work with clay inside this winter where it is nice an warm as opposed to my back porch where it is very cold, icy and snowy this... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Back Behind The Wheel

Despite the torrent of rain, I was able to throw some pots today! At this point, I wait until the pet dish is dry and stable enough to take off the blue bat.  Then I wait some more until the pet dish is dry and stable enough to finish (clean up) the bottom. The next... Continue Reading →

Busy Hands Busy Minds

I have not had a lot of time for pottery this year. That is not to say I have not been busy. Our grandson comes over every day.  His little hands are busy as well as his mind exploring the world around him.  While his hands are busy, my hands are busy clicking my camera... Continue Reading →

Summer in Full Swing

This summer is filled with sandboxes, wading pools and playing with dump trucks with our first grandchild! Needless to say pottery has taken a back seat.  Oh I'm still throwing!  My production is just not as quick this summer as in past summers. Sales on Etsy are going strong.  In fact, I just finished an... Continue Reading →

Spring Training Continues

Over the weekend we brought my pottery wheel  to the basement from the man cave (a.k.a. garage). Wheel maintenance will start this week to make sure everything is in tip top shape for this throwing season.  The first thing I need to check out is  why the wheel head continues to rotate when the foot... Continue Reading →

Spring Training!

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... Continue Reading →

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