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

Before and After

After a lot of hard work dealing with unusual grog particles in my clay over the summer, I am happy to report not all was a loss! Tickled with the glaze results in these two turquoise & brown mugs! Just … Continue reading Before and After

A Little Bit About Glazing

Glazing is not my favorite part of the pottery process but when my pieces come out of the kiln, glazing is well worth the effort! Most of my pieces have two different glazes applied giving the pottery one color on … Continue reading A Little Bit About Glazing

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 … Continue reading New Ideas New Possibilities

Uniquely Handmade

(The above graphic was created by our daughter.) How many of us have received a hand-knitted sweater that just didn’t really fit, but we can’t part with it because it was handmade?  How about a handmade quilt that has been loved to pieces, literally? We can’t seem to part with it either.  And what about the handmade Popsicle stick houses or Macaroni collages our children made for us? Nope, just can’t part with those works of art.  I can’t quite put my finger on the reason why handmade gifts are so special.  Each reason is as unique as the handmade … Continue reading Uniquely Handmade