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

The Story of a Mug: Part 2

  The Story of a Mug: Part 1 left off where the mug is left to air dry. Air drying takes about one week.   After air drying, the mug is “bone dry” which means very dry and brittle. The mug … Continue reading The Story of a Mug: Part 2

The Story of A Mug: Part One

It all starts with a lump of clay. The lump of clay is placed on the pottery wheel and centered by the potter’s hands. Once centered, the potter opens up the ball of clay. . . . . . and … Continue reading The Story of A Mug: Part One

Technical Difficulties

Okay, so this happened. My computer decided to “reformat” my external hard drive. I don’t even know what that means except I can no longer access my files on the external hard drive that stores all of my photos! Did you get that? ALL. OF. MY. PHOTOS. Trapped in my external hard drive!!!! Oh, I’ve had computer troubles before. That is why I moved ALL. OF. MY. PHOTOS. to the external hard drive. Honestly, every time something technologically goes wrong, it is a brand new issue that causes very profane language to emanate from my sweet grandmotherly mouth! Of course, … Continue reading Technical Difficulties

Wordless Wednesday: Straight Out of the Camera

Finally, after a very wet, gray and dreary spring, an abundance of sunshine this week! *** I took advantage of the natural sunlight streaming through a basement window to shoot some new pottery pieces I made with new clay and … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Straight Out of the Camera

A View From My Back Porch

I usually don’t complain about the weather unless it is cold. I do not like being cold. If it is below 70 degrees, that’s it.  I’m complaining. This spring, however, I find myself complaining about the lack of sun light. … Continue reading A View From My Back Porch

News! Not Breaking but News . . .

After much thought, reading, note-taking and collaboration with fellow potters, I think I have discovered the reason why I have had pin holes. #1:  The glazes were too thick. So early spring, I adjusted my glazes. The result was perfect on two of the three clay bodies. #2: It is a particular clay-body.   After talking with my clay supplier and showing them my test tiles, we agreed that it must be the clay body. I also learned that this particular clay-body under went some “important changes” a couple years ago. Coincidentally, that is when I started having the troubles. So, … Continue reading News! Not Breaking but News . . .