Wednesday, July 20, 2011


PHEW!! It is wicked HOT here. All these triple digits are squashing my creative spirit. I have taken a short recess from the studio while some pieces are drying and while I am waiting...I have started to go back through some old videos and books about pottery. These are things that I bought a little while back.

When I first looked at them, I didn't quite understand what they were saying to me. Now with a few years under my belt the "tips and tricks" are making more sense. I will be giving some of them a try in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, here is a sweet face to keep my place until I get back to blogging again!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

In Process

We have been given a little break from the intense heat this summer. So, I took the opportunity to get back into the studio. This is a nice piece that is in process. It is structurally quite sturdy, and I am loving the paisley and daisy impressions. I will post a finished photo in a few weeks.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Storing Up for the Long Winter Ahead

It has been a busy couple of weeks in the studio. I am busy with overseeing a wonderful group of ladies at a local pottery studio one morning a week. I refer to myself as the "monkey who is now running the zoo". We enjoy each other and have been potting together for about 4 years now. So, it is a nice time to be with friends.

I have also been looking to the fall and winter schedule, signing up for shows, and making new and different pieces. My last kiln run was one of my best with only one piece needing to be re-done. It was a re-do to begin with, so seeing as it already had a bad glaze day to begin with, what I added to it didn't really count.

Here is a picture of a new leaf combination that I am quite pleased with how the finished pieces turned out.

Coming soon a special vase that I have been working on. It is at the leather hard stage now, so it is still a ways off from sharing here, but it may turn out to be something quite spectacular.

I will keep you posted!