Friday, May 31, 2013

{this moment}

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{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Inspired by Soulemama

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

In the Studio

Work on the home studio has stalled out. We are working on a new rhythm for the summer with my Love home more from work, which always throws us a curve ball. Throw in construction on our street, ripping the road out, heavy machinery going up and done the street and some mornings the work starting at 6:30 am! Really? No one should have a loader going up and down their street at 6:30. Anyway, it's kinda chaos.

But planning is happening. Clay orders being made up. Table plans drawn up and wheel fixing in the works.

At the clay co-op I've been cleaning out the reclaim bucket and drying out all the clay to transport over to a pugger. So we will have freshly de-aired clay at the co-op.

After that gets done I will try to get up there more often to work on my new designs.
In the Studio

In the Studio

Saturday, May 18, 2013

In the Studio

We determined that we need a utensil jar instead of the two drawers we are currently using to store our stuff. So here are two I am working on. I'll be bisque firing this weekend and I think there will be a glaze firing next weekend. Then we'll see if these work out.

*edited to update.  The blue piece was lost in the kiln.  It was too wet when I fired and while I thought I was going slow enough to dry it out, I guess it didn't.  It shattered into a bizillion pieces. The back piece made it though the bisque though.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Our Lake







The weather is warming up and that means trips to see our lake.  The family went one evening together and we found more beach glass in that one trip then I have collected so far living here.  Spring is awesome.  My youngest and I did not want to leave but since we have a pair of teens in the house who are not into just sifting through rocks at the beach we had to leave. So the next day I took the youngest back out just the two of us.  It was a glorious day, it was 73 when we left town but as we pulled up to the shore the temperature plummeted to 53.  The sand was warm and so were the rocks so it wasn't to bad in shorts. 

We look forward to many days out at the lake this year.

My hands

My hands a photo series about the things I do.

Friday, May 10, 2013

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Inspired by Soulemama

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

In the studio

I've been playing around with an idea and really feel good about these trays.

I hope they make it through the firings. Today I had to destroy two pieces due it plaster contamination in the clay body.




I've gotten the home studio painted and now we are moving on to wheel repair. I see a trip to buy clay in our future.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Spring!

It's melting!!!







The garden spots are melted and now I need to determine whether to go ahead and plant (we are behind on the planting calendar) or if we should expand the beds. There are only three little ones. We got out the BBQ and used it twice this week. The first time I had to walk on 8 inches of snow to get out to it, slipping and sliding. We are so happy Spring is here.