Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
A nicho is an object of Latin American folk art used to place significant importance upon a person, object or belief. A twist on the vintage Mexican Nicho found in antique shops, we will create a “nicho-esque” shrine (approximately 6”) using red earthenware clay.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I am a winner!! No, really! I am. Marcia Tani Paul writer of the great pottery blog: Maashaclay http://maashaclay.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/a-quick-summer-soup-and-a-winner/ has a pottery giveaway every so often, and you know...if you want to win, you have to play!! So as her rules state, "to enter you must leave a comment. " Comment I did. This month she gave away this lovely vase (currently full of locally grown sunflowers from the Farmers Market in Kittanning.) made by Jan Bilek. What a sweet addition to my collection! Thanks again, Marcia!!
Round 2 excitement: An "old" kiln I inherited (read "free") is now happily firing away on it's new slab home! Size doesn't translate well in the picture, but it's big!! Actually, my old kiln could fit inside with room to move. Ceramic Supply of Pittsburgh is setting me up with a controller for hassel free firing. I'll be unloading the inaugural firing this evening and reloading. Can't wait to hit the glaze bottles and brushes!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
More of my favorite jars...
Friday, April 20, 2012
Without boring you too much- serious tendonitis, physical therapy, rest, physical therapy, rest (you can read that as "make no work until told.") and still more physical therapy. Throw in an emotional breakdown or two, and whadyaknow, it's the middle of April!
I'd like to say I'll be going at it gang busters again, but instead I'll be taking a kinder gentler approach to making this season. Small sets work for me now, mentally and physically. I'm not sure how that will fit into doing fall shows, but it seems life is providing an "opportunity for growth" that needs to be heeded.
Some of these pieces have been posted to etsy, the remaining pieces will find their way to Saxonburg.