Monday, February 27, 2012


I spent the day working on making bowls. I'm doing more of my soup bowls with a cracker pocket like these...
The pocket is very handy, especially if you like sitting in front of the TV snuggled up eating chili, beef stew or soup (or ice cream! don't forget the ice cream!) while watching a movie. I don't like to put all of my crackers in my soup at once, they get all soggy and I hate that.
I made a template for a new bowl a few weeks ago and today I was finally able to use it and I made some slab/ hand built bowls and decorated them with one of the stamps I carved a few weeks ago.
I still have to clean up the rim, but overall, I'm pretty happy with these. Maybe I'll make some plates to match. I really enjoy hand building, if you are unfamiliar with that term it basically means you roll out a slab of clay and build with it. It's one of my favorite things :)
If you've kept up with my blog then you know I got a new puppy several weeks ago that I adopted from my local humane society. To update you on the terrorist  little darling...
Cheese! Yes the fool dog smiles
Jackson has overcome his fight with parvo and is a healthy boy. In the past 24 hours he has killed 2 new kong dog toys (they lasted less than an hour), he chewed the insulation off the pipes of the heating and air unit, chewed up a bottle of cuticle/nail oil, 12 (yes twelve) plastic glaze test containers and the lids, 1 aluminum can and ate a wad of clay. I spend most of my time saying no and drop it. I refer to him as "The Infidel".

Friday, February 17, 2012

Mugs and stamps

I'm being naughty and avoiding my etsy site for few days. I'm trying to get some work done so I can restock my nearly empty shop. Everything has just been chaotic at home, hopefully things will calm down and I can get back to business as usual.
slab built platter with pine cones

slab built tray with an acorn and leaf
A few posts ago I showed some of the stamps I had been carving, here are two of the stamps now that they have been bisque fired.  I used them to decorate one of the mugs I threw this week.

I've been making plates like crazy. I stamped the rims on these with one of my favorite flower stamps (I didn't make this stamp, it was a purchase from another potter).

Monday, February 6, 2012

No title really, just stuff.

I'm bringing sexy wonky back! Yes, I am a dork, thanks for noticing.
I'm not sure why I stopped making my wonky pots, they were so much fun. Recently I've had a few requests for them so that's what I'll be working on this week amongst other things.
Here are a few wonky ring holders I just finished.

I've also turned out a few cornbread bakers and sponge holders. 
I'll try to get these listed tonight or tomorrow in my etsy shop.
Cornbread baker

Juicer's are new to me so I made several of them with different handles. I've never owned a juicer, but I just made something that required the juice from 2 limes so I used one of my juicers and it worked wonderfully! 

ring holder with a butterfly
sponge holder
My new little dog Jackson is doing well, finally finished his medicine and is very much on the road to full recovery. Our new drama for the day, he's been collared... yes friends this poor baby has been forced to wear a collar. If he could dial a phone and speak, I'm sure he would have called animal welfare on me and reported me for abuse. He instantly was depressed, walking around with his tail tucked and cowering down as if he'd been whooped. Bless his heart... tragic isn't it?
This is what I've had to look at all day.
I took him outside to use the potty, at first he wouldn't even get off the door step and when he did, he walked along the foundation of the house behind the bushes. What in the hell is that about? It's a cute collar! He acted like he didn't want his friends to see, hell he doesn't even have any neighborhood friends, the local neighborhood cats did make an appearance. I bet that's why he's acting all weird, the cat bullies must be taunting him.