The kiln gods were smiling …

This is going to be a short one.  I have SO MUCH to do before Friday when things need to be packed up and taken to Anja Hertle’s for the Northumberland Studio Tour!!!  But, I promised you some pictures yesterday, and here they are … And of course...

How long does it take?

I’m in the Northumberland Studio Tour next weekend, and the question that I will hear most often is “how long does it take you to make” whatever it is a person is interested in …  So here goes! First, you make the piece (or pieces if...

Creating a canvas

I spent today trimming and slipping bowls —    And now their all outside, waiting to get into the kiln.  Some are actually sunbathing because it’s too damp in the basement right now to get them really dry!  I’m going to need some...

Just say Uncle …

It’s never made any sense to me to call out “Uncle” when admitting defeat.  At least not in my family … I had two uncles when I was growing up, and both were just a few years older than me.  One was Uncle Roy, and the other was Uncle...

Commiting hari kari …

Arrgghhh!  Made three big beautiful platters — and I mean BIG!  They were all trimmed, almost dried, and I applied slip to the middle (was going to paint trees around the rim).  The two largest cracked.  I thought the first one cracked...

Don’t go away …

I’m sure you’ve heard that before.  “Don’t go away, I’ll be right back.”  It’s kind of what I should have said a month ago!  I have been away — first to the daughter’s wedding, then with a minor hit...