Thursday, July 26, 2007

Eye Candy galore

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This is a custom plaque a dear friend of mine ordered. I just love this quote by Satchel Paige! "Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching."
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My test glaze shot glasses sold like crazy. (probably because they were so cheap) Anyway, out of 40+ there are only 6 left. Some went to Denmark, some to England and the rest went out all over the United States. Because they were so poplular I decided to make some intentional shot glasses. These are fabulous with Red Mottled exterior. This is one of my new favorite glazing techniques, (which I totally discovered by accident), so you might be seeing a lot of it.
Oooooh, here it is again:
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These are large chips and salsa servers and yes they are meant to be as whacky as possible. These are already sold but since they are so much fun I am planning to make a few to put in my Etsy shop. When I get some time I want to make one for myself too!
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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Holy Grail

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So yes, this is inspired by one of my all time favorite childhood movies, "Indiana Jones".
I made loads of these back in the day and I have finally decided to list my very last one.
I have added a great new category to my etsy shop, it is "15 bucks or less". So if you don't want to spend a lot of money but you still want the quality of handmade you might want to check it out.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Testing Glazes

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So I mix most of my own glazes and of course I need to test them. I threw bunches of tiny little cups just for this purpose. This is all cone 5 work. I used Red clay and dipped half of each cup in white slip. I added ridges to see how the glaze would break. These are the perfect size for shot glasses or sake. Anyway they are a surpsising hit in my Etsy shop. They've just been sitting around for a couple of years so I decided to clean shop and make some room. Now at least other people can enjoy them.
I am almost out of them. It looks like I might have to throw some more.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Life of a Mug


This is a video that I did a short while ago. In a very condensed fashion, it takes you through the whole process of making a ceramic mug from scratch.
Please enjoy.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Nostalgia

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Does anybody remember the big rotary dial phones with the long stretchy cords anymore? This is a teapot I made awhile back but finally have decided to put up for sale in my Etsy Shop. It is super fun and it is a working teapot too! I love making teapots. I did a teapot show a few years back that landed me a spot in "Southern Lady" Magazine. I especially love making zany, wacky teapots.
Hmmm..Maybe I'll go throw a teapot today.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

My goals and a teaser

My goal is to list a new item in my Etsy shop every day until I have at least 100 items. As of today I have 55 so I am more than half way there.
Here is a teaser of what I listed today.
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Thursday, July 12, 2007

It's about time

Hello world! I have been blogging about my tatting endeavors since March of 2007.
Why I haven't started a blog about my ceramics only God knows. So yes it is waaay overdue but better late than never right?
My plan is to pick items from my Etsy shop to feature. Here is the first.
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This is a wonderful decorative yet fully functional Salsa dish. It is a double-walled vessel which means that it has two walls and is hollow on the inside to make the piece lighter than it looks. This is an advanced potters technique.
It is 100% handcrafted by me. When I say the word "handcrafted" it means that I start with a lump of clay and end up with what you see. I generally do not use molds or pre-manufactured parts.
The pepper that you see was hand sculpted.
This piece has elegant tri-pod feet.
It really is a delightful little pot.