A Bit Dusty

This past Saturday, my husband distracted the baby and I got out some clay and worked.  I’ve had a lot of time to think of new ideas, and managed to sketch a few during some of my quiet sleeping-baby-holding hours. There are some things I’ve forgotten, some habits I need to re-establish.  When I neatened […]

(Un)Apology

Well, I haven’t been here in a while.  Hello again. A few big things have happened. (Or maybe only one; I’ve lost track.)  About the time I last wrote here, we were beginning the tenderest journey.We welcomed our son in early March of this year, and it’s been a blur.  Things are pretty crazy and […]

Reasons to Love

Places are full of surprises and beauties.  Just try looking. We’ve loved this city since we first visited it, even if it began as just a feeling that we could enjoy living here.  Now with the decision to stay for a few more years, we look forward to getting to know it better. The buildings […]

Glazing Day

Time to do a little glazing!  Or a lot, as it were.  Here’s a glimpse of what things look like when I spend an afternoon up at the studio. I do my glazing and firing at this amazing place.  The facilities and available equipment and materials are pretty much everything I could possibly want at […]

Spring and All

Life right now is full of green things, rain and thunder, cool breezes and open windows, sun sometimes, lots of obligations, and equal amounts of joy and stress in doing all the things I do. Between working with clay and planting things whenever I can, my fingernails are never clean.  I like it that way. […]

New Adornments

Well, I’ve been working hard on some new designs, and here they are!  I’ve been making a lot of beads, after finding some very delicate-textured lace in an antique shop (it is seriously old and falling apart, so these may be limited edition designs!).  I’ve planned on branching out into making necklaces for a while, […]

A Year in Teapots

Teapots, 2011 Series, a set on Flickr. A little review of most of the teapots I made during 2011, for your viewing pleasure on Flickr!  Currently planning a new year of teapots (and other wonderful things), building on some of the things I started doing in 2011’s series.  If you like, let me know what […]

Bowls with Sprayed Glazes, and Textured Nesting Bowls

I could almost not contain my excitement after seeing what came out of the kiln last week.  Barring the fact that my camera could not accurately capture the many colors and textures in these bowls, I hope you’ll be excited too. I’m becoming addicted to the effects that are possible with spray application of glazes. […]

Lately

I love fall. Cooler weather, shorter days, apple- and pear-picking, the wearing of scarves and boots, the excuse to make more warming foods and drinks. . . . Life is good. Lately, I’ve been taking things slowly.  Fall must be savored and homemaking must be done, and working hard this summer just tired me out. […]