Swirly Bowl

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  This is one of the handbuilt projects I’ve been focused lately.  I arranged the stoneware clay in coils into this wooden bowl.  I actually laid plastic in it before coiling the clay inside, this is because I wanted to be able to dump it out after a few days and smooth down the rim […]

Teapot (part four)

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I started out placing the lid into a bowl …thought it might be nice to curve it, after looking at it on the pot I had other thoughts. I cut off about 1 1/2″ off the middle part (It just made the teapot top heavy).  And I decided to go with the same type of […]

Teapot (part 3)

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Yep, it’s definitely going to be a teapot.  I thought it would be, but now I’m certain. I better be. I threw a spout for it.  I began this morning by going into my studio and evaluating the handle I put on it late yesterday afternoon.  I wasn’t happy with it.  I agonized.  I like […]

Teapot / Vase (part 2)

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I added the feet today to the pot I made yesterday (see previous post). The shape I am basing it is on this teapot on the far left.  That is a stoneware that was gas fired to cone 10 and covered with an all over iron oxide decal pattern that I designed. This new vase/teapot […]

Oval Dip Bowl

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  Thank you to PicMonkey once again for providing an easy way to collage these five photos.  I started off with compressing coils into an oval plate (thank you to Chipotle for the bowl, and by the way, their Burrito Bowls are awesomely good!)  Second Picture:  I pushed the coils together with my fingertips. Third […]

Children Ceramic Divided Plates

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 My daughter is disgusted with plastic. Yay! She asked me to handbuild some plates for her children and asked for the areas to be divided.  After some thought, this is what I came up with. I used a plain paper plate as a mold. I guess it is not really a mold, though. It is […]

Handbuilding On A Saturday

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 I get in the mood to coil and handbuild every so often.  One of the first projects in any pottery class is to roll coils and make something fun. This is my something fun. I’ve gathered a couple of odd shaped bowls from the Asian store. I think they are actually used to smash herbs […]

Yea Ladybugs!

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Floral Ladybugs Porcelain Oval Beads I found the cutest decals with teeny ladybugs on them and applied them to these light green oval shape beads. The pink tulips are a perfect reminder that spring is right around the corner, even though an ice storm is heading toward North Central Texas as I type this blog […]

New Decal Beads in my Webstore

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Shamrock Clover Ceramic Beads I just added these to my webstore. I purchased these decals a few years ago and there they sat in their plastic sleeve until I found exactly the right beads on which to apply them. I love the light minty glaze combined with the yellow green of the three leaf clovers.

Dusky Seafoam Fossil Ceramic Bead

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Dusky Seafoam Fossil Ceramic Bead I just renewed these lovelies on Etsy.  The minty green ‘seafoam’ glaze has a certain dusky glow (I think), possibly because of the white stoneware clay, which tends a bit toward dark vanilla after firing. It’s hard thinking of a title sometimes, and so I have also added the word […]

Antique Doily 7797 – Texture

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Antique Doily 7797 This is a doily I am currently crocheting in order to use for a texture in some of my pots. I am using a waxed linen thicker thread. I have been knitting lately and have been thinking about incorporating some of the fiber arts I am familiar with into the pottery (maybe […]

Tri-Pod Feet on a Pot – a Ceramic Daily Video

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I want to share this video with those who enjoy watching pottery demonstrations.  This website has so many super techniques for potters to share with each other and learn from. They also sell dvds. Here is the link: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/pottery-making-techniques/handbuilding-techniques/handbuilding-video-how-to-make-a-textured-tripod-pot-with-soft-slabs/ I have always wondered about how the feet on these types of vessels were made. Now […]

Sea Life Latte Belly Mug Series

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I threw these large big belly mugs and added sprigs of clay to them to resemble sea life.  The one on the far left shows fishes swimming in a school.  The middle one represents tube worms, but I wanted to make them curly instead of straight.. artist license…. The one of the far right represents […]

What is that Drawing on that Mug?

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Both of these have been glazed in a chartreuse green glaze then decorated in underglazes. Hubby thinks the mug in the foreground has the footprints of a frog …I just wanted to mess around with some abstract stuff …. I thought it looked a bit like closed eyelids … then I got to thinking they […]

Blue Mug for my Daughter

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This lovely mug is going to my daughter for her birthday.  It has a turquoise glaze combined with a bright blue glaze for the bottom and outside of the handle. She knows I am making this mug, and picked out the blue herself.  But she doesn’t know it is a birthday present, but like the […]

Two Carved Mugs

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These are two mugs I threw a while back and carved.  I showcased them on Facebook, then set them on a shelf until I had a reliable kiln to fire them in.  Well, if you have been following this blog, you know that I did purchase a new kiln and it is running.  After a […]

Kiln Firing

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I stayed up late the night before the firing to finish all this glazing.  This would have more than filled up my older (and smaller) kiln, but as it is, I did get four layers instead of the normal three, and I probably could have fit more onto each shelf as well. But then disaster […]

Latte Mug

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I have this glazed and am eager to see how it will turn out after it is fired later this week.  I used a non-toxic lead free chartreuse glaze for the main color.  The textured garden area has blue, green, and red daisy flowers.  The ‘ground’ has not been glazed. I created this mug a […]

Funky Pineapples Pasta Dish

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I created this pasta dish a few months back.  The bottom is completely flat because I want to be able to also place it in the oven and bake lasagna for two (hubby and I are happy empty-nesters). I painted these happy (albeit funky) pineapples all around.  The main color is a chartreuse green, the […]