It’s Cucumber Season!

 UPDATE: 24 Hours Later! Delicious! Family says 'not quite Claussen but close!" In other words, they are a hit!  Taking a short break from pottery today to make pickles.  I do not like canning in the late summer because, well, it's just too hot!  So I have been searching for "easy" refrigerator pickle recipes and... Continue Reading →

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 →

Oh Grog!

This year's throwing season seems to be going well!  Very minimal mistakes plus,thanks to learning about an alternative way to take large pots off the bat, I have been able to throw larger pieces: plates, serving bowls, platters and pet bowls!  To date, I have thrown over 35 pieces since Memorial Day! 😀 Unfortunately, I'm... Continue Reading →

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 →

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