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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]