I’m STILL Excited!

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I opened up the kiln and I was floored! For some reason the iron oxide black ink from the laser printer decal completely burnt out the red glaze, and itself in the process. But how cool is this? The bad news is that it didn’t burn out on all of them. I don’t know why. […]

Homemade Decals

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A few weeks ago I discovered that I could design, create, and print my very own decals in my studio! I have been wanting to do this for such a long time, but my only option was to buy a $3000 set up … however, I ran across someone in the Etsy Mud Team forum […]

More Beads

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Even though it’s been a while between posts, I have not been neglecting making and firing pottery beads. But I have neglected taking photos of them! This is a bracelet I made out of monsoon sea rounds and nuggets. The transparent rounds are some vintage lucite, and the spacers are sterling silver. I have this […]

Pulling Handles from a Pot

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This is a lesser known technique for attaching a handle to a mug. http://youtube.com/watch?v=hza0qaAxBqQ I did this only once and it was only after I attached the top part of the handle I realized it was too thick for the mug. Aesthetically it simply didn’t work. Since I didn’t want to completely remove the handle, […]

In Which I pretend to be Peter Fong Choo

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I spent the morning in pottery class watching Potter Fong Choo on YOU TUBE. He was demonstrating throwing and assembling 3 miniature teapots. It was wonderful!Here are the links! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03ViTqA0u1ghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3LM64kBf9Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3LM64kBf9Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vlmz-P_Y3A So of course I had to try, too! Here’s my first one! It’s nowhere the quality and wonderful-ity of Peter Fong Choo but it SURE […]

Introducing….

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I have another online store: LovLi. I will be putting different items there than what is in the Etsy storefront. This is one of my newest items in the LovLi store. I have a kiln full of things cooling down. It’s SO hard to wait. SO HARD! I have other items which I pulled out […]

Kiln Peek

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So I quickly opened the kiln and snapped this photo. As you can see my shelves need to be seriously recoated with some kiln wash. Maybe patched up a bit? The teapot came out great but I think some of the floaties from the stainless steel rods may have settled in the bottom of the […]

Kiln Peek

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So I quickly opened the kiln and snapped this photo. As you can see my shelves need to be seriously recoated with some kiln wash. Maybe patched up a bit? The teapot came out great but I think some of the floaties from the stainless steel rods may have settled in the bottom of the […]

It is my Favorite Mug!

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I almost kept this one. I fell in love with it right after it came off the wheel. I carved the lines in it, and loved it more. As I glazed it I thought, “I really love this mug.” Some mugs do that to me! But after long deliberation, I am going to sell it. […]

Kiln Cooking

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This is what is cooking in the kiln today. It has taken me too many days to finish glazing this batch. I kept getting distracted by real life. Once I set the brush down, I would forget to return. I’ve been asked before what is my favorite part about making pottery. Is it forming it? […]