Teapot 5

Teapot #5 is done!  (Yes, we’re a little out-of-order.)  I love its shape and the way the glazes look–but there’s just one small problem. Any guesses as to how I can do this?Yes, indeed.  We have a beautiful teapot with a jammed-tight lid.  I ask you, is there anything more tragic? I have no idea […]

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Teapot 3

I know I’m overdue for this post (mostly because I’ve had Teapot 3 for a while and have been hiding it from the world), so forgive me if you were dying to know what happens next in the teapot progression. At the risk of sounding dramatic, it’s time to admit failure. Yes, yes–it looks fine, […]

Works in Progress: A Week of Productivity

I’m going to my first craft show in two weeks (eep!), so this week I kicked production into high gear.  Here are some of the things I’ve been feverishly making (keep in mind these are all freshly-made, raw clay pieces): A handbuilt cream pitcher–made from a slab of clay I textured with a vintage doily.  […]

Honey Dippers

I received the most wonderful surprise package in the mail yesterday: Three gorgeous, handmade honey-dippers from my very own (husband’s) grandpa!  They have beautifully tapered handles (not just stick handles like the ones you can typically buy), and they are so precise and amazingly smooth.  I don’t know what kind of wood they are made […]

Teapot 2!

My second teapot of the year is done!  I’m (almost) in love with it. Let me explain–things never come out of the kiln exactly as you pictured them.  Sometimes they’re better; sometimes they’re worse; mostly they’re just different.  It takes a few days to adjust my mental picture of a specific piece to the actual […]

New Mugs!

I’ve always been a mug fiend, but I’m so excited about these new mugs I’ve been making: the “embossed” series, made from clay textured with vintage doilies. I love their organic shapes.  I purposefully do not smooth them into perfectly round cylinders;  I like the wavy, slightly irregular look that the textured clay gives them. […]

A New Venture

Doing pottery as a profession is still fairly new for me, but it’s always nice to start something new within that realm.  I’ve worked only with stoneware clay for the year I’ve been doing this, thinking that I wanted to have pretty good mastery of that medium before branching out.  I’m now confident enough in […]