On the left hand side of the screen I added a link to visit my Just Beads auctions.You can also click http://www.justbeads.com/search/ql.cfm?s=820453584 here.
This is one of the ammonites I brought home from Tuscan. We put it under a black light and they all glowed, some blue, others green, this particular ammonite fluoresed a wonderful pink glow. Who knew? These came from Canada and I plan to wire wrap them and offer them at shows, and possibly on […]
Although I am not yet back in Fort Worth, I am finished touring Tuscan’s Gem & Mineral shows. This was my second time to visit Tuscan. The first year I was not able to make it to any of the bead shows. That’s what happens when you are not the driver. This time I smartened […]
The Beads of Clay (www.beads-of-clay.org) group I’m a member of has monthly challenges designed to take us out of our comfort zone and experiment with techniques we might have otherwise not tried on our own. January’s challenge was to carve flowers from our beads and this is what I came up with. I love daisies, […]
In the mornings, I’ve been re-working the website, trying to add individual beads and catalog everything. I’m trying not to get swamped with the details. I had no idea I had so many beads. I did get the Series 500 page up. Go Here to view it.. Also new is the side bar. I have […]
This is a set of beads, 10mm (10 in all) that I’m currently offering over at justbeads.com. To view the item description and to bid, take the following link: CLICK HERE While you are at justbeads.com, take a look at some of the other ceramic beads offered. Many of the ones offered are in the […]
This is the new batch that came out of the kiln. As promised, if I liked how they came out, I would post pictures. So here are the pictures. This is one of my favorites out of the entire batch. Throughout 2006 I will be making this style.
This year I bought the equivalent of an adult size Playdo Fun Factory. Boy is it ever fun! The official name for this new piece of equipment is a clay extruder. It hangs on the wall, vertically. A large hunk of clay is put inside the chamber and a lever is pressed down, bringing weight […]
Last week my kiln sitter on my big kiln sat down on me and refused to work anymore. Therefore the entire load of bowls and mugs and platters had to be unloaded and a new plan made while replacement parts were ordered. I decided to just get busy with glazing and firing beads in the […]
The semi-annual TP&SG sale at the Botanical Gardens was fabulous as usual. I got to meet many of my customers and that is always fun. Since Thanksgiving is over and the company has gone home, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve been working on. I’ve wanted to slab-build for some time now, […]
The show last Saturday held at Bluebonnet Circle was a lot of fun. I especially enjoyed the musical entertainment where the young man was crooning songs from Frank Sinatra and others from that time period. Lovely! The “Dog Jog” was fun to watch. Unfortunately one of those mutts decided to mark the side of my […]
The show in Heliotrope’s parking lot October 1st was a lot of fun. I meant to blog about this before now, but that Monday hubby and I were off to NYC and a week later we were finally back in Texas. This week has been spent playing catch up, but I did bisque some tea-mugs. […]
Last week I got out some “Old Pewter” glaze that I’ve had stashed in the back of the cabinet for a couple of years. I bought it on a whim and because it is a cone 05 and it requires a “fast fire” in order to become shiny like gun metal, I never used it. […]
I worked hard every day last week glazing and kilning beads for all the upcoming shows. To recap, I’ll be over in the Heliotrope’s parking lot on October 1st, and as of last night, I will be at Lockheed Martin’s Annual Trinity River sale sharing a booth with a fellow potter October 8th and 9th […]
I apologize profusely for those who showed up at the show expecting to find me. For lack of a more delicate way to state this, I had some unexpected things come up the night before. This means I will have even more product when I show in October. Thank you for your understanding.
I went to the Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild meeting last night. Rachel Bates from Passon Pottery gave an awesome demo on the Majolica technique she has employed in the past and continues to develop currently. One of Rachel’s bowl (Click here to view one of her bowls) was this July’s doorprize for the TP&SG’s […]
Ron Hollister Pottery piece #3474 — $150 Wheel thrown, 14.5″ tall, designs created from carbon left from the burning of rope, horsehair, feathers and other materials. Additions of leather, beads and feathers Available at For Goodness Sake, North Park Mall, Dallashttp://forgoodnesssake.net/ View more of Ron’s work at: http://www.ronhollisterpottery.com/ Do notice the blue nugget beads decorating […]
There is absolutely nothing like the thrill of opening a kiln and looking inside. The trick is not to get anxious and open the kiln too soon otherwise one could lose ones eyebrows. So far I haven’t lost my eyebrows — but I’ve come close. I have 2 kilns. A big kiln and a small […]
I have an upcoming show on Saturday, September 3rd on Memorial Day weekend. I am showcasing some new bead styles and brand new ideas I’ve had on their designs. Also, I will have some new pottery colors. The show is at Bluebonnet Circle off University Street in Fort Worth, Texas. I hope to see everyone […]