Sorry if this picture of my cut fingernails is a bit gross. 

I had my pottery show this last weekend and it took me about three weeks to figure out what to take, what to tag, and also to fire several loads of pottery.

During that time my fingernails grew … and grew.  Today I cut them off because I’m going to get out the clay and fingernails and clay do not play together well.

There is that feminine side of me that mourns the loss of my budding long nails, but the practical side of me understands that unless I want to leave small crescent moons in all my pieces the nails must go.  Also, cleaning out clay from underneath fingernails is really really difficult.  So goodbye sweet nails …. hello CLAY! 

Thanks for stopping by!
– Natalie

P.S.  The pottery show was really fun! 

2 thoughts on “Tacky?

  1. You know. I keep my nails super short with working in clay. To appease that feminine side – and also my 4 year old that loves to nail polish parties – I will paint them knowing that maybe I will get 2 days at best out of it. I feel all fancy hands while they are pretty 🙂 lol…

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