New Show, New Things, New Loves

First of all, let’s celebrate the beautiful weather that has been gracing the Midwest!  Welcome, fall. Next, Windfall Arts has another gig this weekend–the Midtown Alley Street Fest!  I’ll be part of the Open Air Market, selling from 10-5 on Saturday, October 1.  Come if you can! (And a quick insert for those of you […]

Coming Soon . . .

Well, I officially have two days to tie up all the loose ends, finish planning my booth display, and price and pack up my pottery for the Schlafly Art Outside Alternative Art Fair!  Then it’s a crazy weekend of camping out in the rain (weather.com currently says scattered thunderstorms all three days of the festival […]

A Little Preview . . .

I just can’t contain my excitement!  Yesterday’s kiln unloading yielded a lot of new and wonderful things, which ideally I would have beautifully photographed today to share with you in high style.  Alas, I’m at the end of the time I have to make pots for my show in two weeks (drying and two firings […]

Good Things.

Things that are making me happy lately: I’m feeling very blessed and thankful, especially that I have been accepted for inclusion in the Schlafly Art Outside Alternative Art Fair, happening in less than three weeks!  I have so much to do, but I’m starting to get very excited to launch my art fair career.  Putting […]

A New Wave of Teapots

Can I say, without seeming self-centered, that my new teapots are beautiful? Let me share.  And please believe that this is not an I’m-awesome post–this is an I-love-my-job and I’m-so-happy-to-be-doing-what-I-love post.  Also, I work alone and don’t often get to share how excited I am when something turns out well–so thanks for letting me! Possibly […]

A Mostly Monochromatic Montage

I’m in preparation for my first art fair (the Schlafly Art Outside Alternative Art Fair) which is exciting to me because I actually had to apply and be accepted to participate.  Yay!  Major confidence-boost.  Also, it’s a juried fair (not that I expect any prizes, being a newbie), and will hopefully be profitable for my […]

New Designs

I’m short on time as I crunch for next weekend’s show, but I wanted to share my most recent kiln haul!  There were several pleasant surprises–a pitcher I tried a new glaze combination on, my first experimental serving boat, and a batter bowl.  This batch also included a lot of my new embossed porcelain soap […]

Teapot 4

Okay, I know I’ve kind of fallen off the “Quest for the Perfect Teapot” wagon that I built for myself.  Two reasons for this are: Secondarily) My obsessions run in circles, and right now my penchant is for pitchers. Moreover) I am lazy. Sixth and lastly) Some of my teapots have had embarrassing flaws, and […]

The Woeful Saga of the Molten Buffalo: A Cautionary Tale

This blog post is brought to you by the letter “B”. A few weeks ago, amidst a flurry of feverish throwing, building, glazing, and instant meals leading up to my first craft show experience, I made three butter dishes.  I mentioned when I put photos of two of them in a previous post that there […]

New Favorites

I’m using a new technique that I’d like to share: detailing bottoms with the use of a wiggle-wire.  (Note:  I am sure there is another (more professional-sounding) name for it, but I have only ever heard it called a wiggle-wire.  So there.)This is a helpful way of finishing off narrow bases of pots which are […]