Shards of Clay

  I unloaded the kiln and minutes later my nesting bowls shattered right in my hand!  Oh, this is so painful but I’m LEARNING! 😀  It seems I am having trouble with slabs. Slab work is not as easy as it looks, apparently! After some investigation on the interwebtubes, I am thinking I made my... Continue Reading →

Happy Feet

I made another box but with feet! When I made the first one, I intened it to be a planter but it didn't have drainage hole or feet to ensure airflow and drainage. Happy feet! Happy Friday!

Taking A Stab At Slabs

Having a slab roller really simplifies things and conserves my energy verses a rolling pin! I was thinking about making this a succulent planter! However, I may need to rethink its design. A planter needs a pot with a drainage hole or feet to ensure better airflow. This box doesn't have either one. So, what... Continue Reading →

New Project: Nesting Bowls

 I have been working on nesting bowls this week.  Each bowl is made from a slab of clay draped over clay molds I made last winter. It has taken me several tries to work out all the kinks in the process. The third time worked like a charm! After these air dry, they will undergo... Continue Reading →

Black & White

I was happy to accept the Life in Black and White challenge.  At first, I thought it would be hard but I found that taking a picture of the simplest things made the biggest impact in black and white.  

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.   I have been using a certain mid-fire cone 6 clay for over 10 years and... Continue Reading →

Grog Strikes Again

I have been using 112 brown clay for over ten years and have never experienced the problems with grog as I have this year. The particle size of the grog seems unusually large causing a lot of damage and heartbreak. 😦 Looks like I will be looking for a new clay. Save

There’s A Tool For That!

I have been putting off making mugs because I have struggled so with making handles. It has been FIVE years since I made a mug. Well, I wanted to start making them again but wanted to learn whether or not there was a tool available for making handles verses pulling them by hand from a... Continue Reading →

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