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Friday, September 30, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
A couple more from the last firing. This vase didn't photograph the way I would like…do you angle the camera up, down, straight on? Anyway, you can see the mugs I am trying more colors than my FAVORITE light green…of course, light blue is a favorite too…have an awesome day :)
Monday, September 26, 2016
I was dreaming just now that my neighbor the firefighter asked me to fill in for him and gave me the keys to a firetruck…and I was already babysitting a little kid who looked like Prince George.
SO, I strapped the kid into a carseat in the firetruck and tried to learn to drive the thing, in a bad snow storm in an unfamiliar city….why on earth did I agree to all this? Let's just say that if your parked car has a ding with yellow paint and is missing its side mirror you know who to blame…in other news, nice bowls, eh?
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
An asthma medication I have been on for a few months made me feel….fukked up. I talked with a doctor, not the prescribing one, about some problems with it and he said try going without…GAWDAMN am I glad I stopped taking it. I mean, my breathing had been magically clear, but sleep trouble and depression are SO not worth it. I haven't talked with the prescribing allergist yet, but no way do I do want to do that one again. Doctors are quick to prescribe because they want us healthy, but who wants to feel like a messed up medicine box?
So yesterday I made my first apple pie of the season…YES, I am too lazy most of the time to mess with full-size pie dishes and rolling out a big piece of dough etcetc…these little baking cups, I just pat a little disk in the bottom, then add the apples and pat a little disk on top, mmmmmmmmm….made corn bread and a huge pizza too, you KNOW I was feeling wicked good….
Friday, September 23, 2016
It cracked me up Thursday, I was babysitting Yogi and he was so close to my wheel I had to step carefully…he is SUCH a loving dog! My own dog, as you know, is unwelcome in the studio as she eats clay….
AND here's some pots I finished….and I noticed this perfectly humble and pretty maple leaf had fallen onto my basil….
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Anyway, I am awake now and able to actually get to work, hope you have a terrific day!
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Gosh I love pigs. You see my logo, the pot and pig. The first pot I ever made of any animal form was the piggy bank in 1989, as I have said, and I have made a LOT of them…then the first animal I ever added to a mug was the pig……and now I have this new pink glaze :) (which, um, replaces the OLD pink glaze…)
Monday, September 19, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
I gave the wife a pair of small bowls. Sounds like I am very generous, no? (well, I liked them and wanted to use them so I gave them to her, knowing she would like them, and that we would use them together…not much of a gift then, is it???)
WELL, she mentioned vaguely "oh, it would be nice to have a little muffin or cookie plate to match!" so I surprised her with a pair…..
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
OK, you have seen my fiddling with dragon mugs, but hey, how about these deep scales??? I was making wavy-groovy pieces like the other pots pictured here and realized I could do this scaly thing….is all of this too technical? ;)
A few new pots from a firing out a day or 2 ago…and the kiln is on now…..
Monday, September 12, 2016
IN OTHER news, I mentioned yesterday I had made a new pink glaze which I like tremendously, and thought I should try it for roses…YES, it looks like it will work pretty well :)
Sunday, September 11, 2016
I saw my first potter made piggy in the late 80s, and started to make my own…a bottle turned on its side, turned into a piggy! I made so many of them in the 90s and early zeros that I made my logo the pot and pig, a drawing I do of a piggy making a pot. I still love pigs. And selling piggy banks is easy! I don't make so many as before…
ANYWAY, I have been fiddling around, wanting a new pink glaze. It looks superb. So I made some pigs and delivered them to SunnyDays in Ithaca yesterday, such an awesome shop….go there and get yourself a pig!
And my tomatoes are at that point when literally every time I walk past them I pluck off a few more, that is SO cool :)
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 2016
NOT when I went back by myself, though! HO BOY, Trixie is an 8 pound Yorkie TERROR. I felt bad for her, visiting a new place, unsure what was going on…but I was just trying to take her out to pee and have a snack!
It was suggested I get some big gloves to get the leash on, and it worked, but WOW did she try to bite me…well, she succeeded in biting the gloves, but still…
ANYWAY, other than that, finished some fine pots, glazed some others, a good day…
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
OK, so I recheck the notice yesterday to find that the deadline for the exquisite little things show was NOT September 22 but September 2….dammit.
But I had considered my entries and it was between these 2 groups of 3 yesterday….I don't feel as bad about blowing the deadline as you would think, as it inspired me to make some wicked great stuff I may not have otherwise….
Which group of 3 would you choose?
- the seven seas….
- and then some new blue….
- and more blue….
- …and a couple more….
- don't call ME….!
- round and proud...
- Dumping a prescription and getting back to …normal?
- my own apprentice...
- working day and night...
- ooooh, that worked!
- pigs :)
- a v-neck vase…?
- sometimes we give it away...
- and then some more bowls...
- out front...
- you probably think I nap all the time...
- more scales...
- Over and over again...
- making a quilt….
- very little of importance….
- a better day than you might imagine...
- the before, the after….
- WHOOPSIE! The big mistake...
- trying to make it exquisite...
- Who needs a taco truck? YOU need a taco truck!
- it has been a week...
- almost famous...
- all that's new….
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