Sunday, January 30, 2011

Still dishing it out

I sat in the sun today and got to work on drawing and glazing my new monster dishes.
Keep in mind that pencil marks burn off in the firing and the colors will be bright and colorful. Right now they are dull and chalky until they are fired again. 

All of the plates are built from a slab of clay that I rolled out, shaped and stamped.  

notice my doodle drawing on the table?

You can see my pencil lines on this one, They will burn off in the firing.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Best Thing About Me Is You

Ricky Martin & Jos Stone

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dishing it out

On Monday I dished it out! I love how these little sweeties turned out. They are all hand built and stamped. I'll be making lots more of these starting tomorrow.

bottom right is my personal fave

The bottom is as cute as the top! These are the feet I made for each dish.
I'll fire them this weekend and have them in my etsy store at the beginning of the week.

I also made some pretty cute square plates, I'll show them when they are completed around the first of the week.
Making square dishes

Monday, January 17, 2011

A work in progress

I starting making a platter today. I plan to carve something in the middle, not sure what yet. I moved it to one of my ware boards to dry a bit after this picture was taken.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Puppies Parody The Famous Ghost Pottery Scene

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Calvin & Hobbes

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When it gets stuck....

Because plastic is porous sometimes things get stuck, like plaster. I struggled for a few days off and on to get my plaster unstuck from my bowl, I didn't use a release agent because I forgot to. I went at it tonight with a Dremel tool.

Yay me! So I'm thinking now that I can reuse the bowl by plugging the hole with clay.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

hump molds

I had a brilliant idea today, being the impulsive person I am I had to immediately run out to hobby lobby to snatch up some plaster. I made some hump molds.

I'd guess these are 18-20 inches. I'll be using them for hand building platters. I also made a few small ones just for the heck of it. They are drying now and should be ready for use in a few days after they are good and dry.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New kiln! yay me :o)

I purchased a new kiln about a week ago, it was previously owned by an elderly lady who passed away. She use to make porcelain dolls, her daughter sold it to me and from my previous post she was the one I accidental sent the chili dog message to, which by the way I asked her about and she didn't get it and she thought maybe her husband might have. So once again I look like an idiot when I'm explaining the story to her, she just laughed at me. I'm thinking in my head *Denise shut up* but noooo, my mouth doesn't know when to quit. In any event; new kiln, yay me!
Here is a quickie aka crappy cell phone picture.
I'm planning to keep my old one. It's in need of updating but I figure it never hurts to have a spare. 
I've been staying busy, trying to restock and catch up after Christmas is a chore all in itself. I think I mentioned starting a new line, actually Maryland inspired and that's also where I'll be taking off to promote it hopefully at the end of this month.
Making stamps
 I'll be swamped for the next few weeks trying to get everything done that I want to accomplish, I'll keep ya posted as I go along. I'll be photographing a good part of it, I started a new 365days project (you take a picture of yourself everyday for a year) and I'll be including my work in that project. I don't know why I always bite off  more than I can chew, at my busiest I always take on or get handed "one more thing". I really need to stop doing that. Maybe that can be my new years resolution, "just say no!"