Wednesday, August 29, 2007

More crazy whacky-ness

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Here is the other chips and salsa server. The photo doesn't really show the awesomeness of the glaze. It is called antique blue and it mottles in a very interesting way.
Oh...wait...what's this? There's a surprise inside:
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A nice big chile pepper to remind you what the salsa is all about! Boooyah!
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I've also been working on some new and interesting crystalline necklace sets. I have some really gorgeous sets I will be listing in the weeks to come.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Colorful Custom Orders and Crazy teacups

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Here is a set of custom teacups I did for a friend. I think they are a very soothing shade of yellow. Yellow is one of my favorite colors, I certainly could use more of it in my life. I hope she likes them.
I did another custom order for my friend Diane. She requested 3 small bowls with tatting designs to put her tatting bits into. Plus I believe she collects small bowls. This is a close up of one of the bowls, I really love the glaze on this one.
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It seems that I have been doing a lot of custom orders these days which is perfectly fine. I certainly prefer to be kept busy.
Finally, here is a stack of crazy teacups and saucers with tatting designs. These will be listed in my Etsy tatting shop.
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I love the orange one where the glaze ran while in the kiln. It's a bit surreal and I like that quality.
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Monday, August 27, 2007

Favorite one so far.

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This came fresh out of the kiln this morning, I am quite pleased with the results. It is so fun and whacky. I keep meaning to make one for myself because I am the world's biggest chips and salsa fan. All these that I have made before have been snatched up, so I am afraid my personal server will have to wait. After I figure out what the shipping will be I will post this in my Etsy Shop.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Half Done Doily Platter

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This still has one more firing to go. This is a very large piece. I call them my "Turkey Platters", because you could fit a turkey on this baby. I can also see it used for serving a large variety of baked goods for a social function...maybe some bannana bread, brownies, cookies, what have you.
Hmmmm, I must be hungry.
I decided to show a picture of it half done because it might not survive the next firing. These platters are very difficult to do. I lose about 50% of them. Not very good odds. The losses are very expensive. I got so frustrated with these last year that I quit making them for awhile....but here I go again. If I am not anything I am persistent.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Greenware

Yep that is what pottery is called before it is ever fired....greenware. Here are some pieces I have been working on. Making a new Chips and Salsa server that I am pretty darn excited about. This one even comes with it's own directions...hee hee.
The teacup and saucer sets are a part of my tatted pottery pieces. Perhaps you cannot see the tatting but it will show up nicely in the glaze firing.
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Friday, August 10, 2007

I've been slacking...arghhh, if only I could clone myself.

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I listed this Crystalline Necklace in my Etsy shop today. It is one of my very favorites. It looks even better in person. It is strung with real freshwater pearls and is just a stunning art piece all-way-around.

I was supposed to be adding one item per day, but that kind of went by the wayside with a recent vacation I went on.
I am currently in the studio working on some new crystalline glaze recipes. So hopefully I will have some treasures to share in a few weeks.