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 […]

New Patterns from Old Lace

Saturday was antiquing day. I spent a couple of hours combing the aisles of two antique malls, searching for some new designs to incorporate into my slab pottery.  And boy, did I have to dig for these doilies. I ended up with 6 reasonably-priced vintage doilies, in patterns which I thought would translate well to […]

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 […]

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 […]