Gotta Luv The $ Store.

I spent this morning wandering the local dollar stores in search of some low quality plastic dishes. Why? So I could line them with wet newspaper. After the newspaper dries I can begin rolling slabs and extruding coils for the bases and laying them into the plastic dishes. Once those are dry, I can bisque-fire them and have a mold for each shape. Each shape can be decorated differently to be completely unique. I will have molds for plates, platters, bowls, and oven bakers.

Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild show

This weekend we had our big show. It went great. So many wonderful potters with their fabulous work on display! I wrapped. I love wrapping. I get to see everyone’s art closeup. I also get to chime, “OH! You’ve bought my (fill in the blank)!” Fun!

Thank you to all those who bought my beads and jewelry. I hope you love it! Come visit my Etsy store and see more of it! http://nkpbeads.etsy.com

Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild show

This weekend we had our big show. It went great. So many wonderful potters with their fabulous work on display! I wrapped. I love wrapping. I get to see everyone’s art closeup. I also get to chime, “OH! You’ve bought my (fill in the blank)!” Fun!

Thank you to all those who bought my pottery. I hope you love it! Come visit my Etsy store and see more of it! http://nkpdesigns.etsy.com

Speaking of Magnets


I bought some glazing crayons at the ceramic store last week. I thought they’d be smooth and buttery like oil based pastels, but no. These crayons had the consistancy of chalk. After playing around with them for about an hour I took some of my watercolor brushes, and some small bisque circles that I had made some months ago, and painted minitures on top dabbing the crayons with a wet brush.

I do like how they came out and plan to make more of these. I forgot how much I have missed painting in watercolors! I’m so glad to have stumbled accidentally on these crayons and I’m so glad they turned out to be like chalk instead of smooth and buttery!!! These were fired at Cone 6 and are nice and bright! Yay!