New Clay! Great Things!

Just when I was ready to throw in the towel early this month due to groggy clay , I decided to talk to the folks at my local pottery supply store to see if they could recommend a new clay body similar to what I had been using for over ten years. I am SO happy … Continue reading New Clay! Great Things!

Change of Season

As the temperature cools, my throwing season is coming to an end. But, that doesn't mean I'm done with pottery! I have more work to do 🙂 Follow me on Instagram for some  behind-the-scenes shots!

Bottoms. Glazed or Bare?

Glazed Bottoms or Bare Naked Bottoms? These are my newest pieces: free formed shaped bowls made from a slab of clay slumped over a plaster mold. They are becoming my favorite to make; however, when it comes to glazing I cannot decide whether to glaze the bottoms or leave them bare and naked. Which do … Continue reading Bottoms. Glazed or Bare?

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 New Ideas New Possibilities

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 New: Organic Bowls

Productive Potter , After All

This is BIG!!  I threw 17 pieces over the three day weekend: dishes, plates, bowls, cups and pet bowls. Could I be a productive potter after all?  My next step is to bisque fire these pieces after they completely air dry. Given how humid it has been, air drying will take a while. I'm figuring … Continue reading Productive Potter , After All

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 Summer in Full Swing

Yeah! Plate Day!

The stars and planets must have been aligned just right yesterday. I made one plate right after another for a total of five plates or platters...successfully! I'm looking forward to glazing them to see the final results but first the plates must go through two firings: a bisque firing and then the glaze firing.  Keep … Continue reading Yeah! Plate Day!