It’s sad to see this go but I have decided that my focus is elsewhere. The wonderful pieces that came from the kiln sold well. Just like ending a relationship, the time has come to move on and I hope the kiln will go to a good home. Here are the basics: Olympic 2327 gas… Continue reading Olympic Gas Kiln for Sale
Just like the alternative Canadian band Bahamas sings “Caught Me Thinking”, these last two raku firing have been sweeet! These mini tiles have been a fun experiment with big results. The bold, garish resin frames have been toned down with copper spray paint and some metallic highlights. More Italian tiles framed and unframed plus Michigan… Continue reading Caught Me Thinking
The Dirty Girls of Clay are back and ready for an exciting studio tour in Port Austin, Michigan! A few weeks ago Laurie Conger and myself had a smashing raku firing! Mermaid tiles, Italian tiles and and bottles were fired and we got excellent results. You can see all the photographs on facebook at Thumb… Continue reading The Dirty Girls of Clay are Back!
I can’t waste anything in the studio. Even old jars or test glazes that are just ugly. So I decided to retest on some new funky bowls and see what came out. To my surprise the majic is a keeper. If you are interested in purchasing any of these bowls just send me an email… Continue reading New directions, new glaze combos
Records were broken for this years Empty Bowls! Over $17,000 was raised! More than 300 tickets were sold and more patrons came this year than ever. All of my 50 bowls were snatched up. At first I thought 50 bowls was a little too much but by the end of the evening all of the donations were… Continue reading Empty Bowls is Always a Great Fundraiser
Just about every week I review my photographs from my trip to Italy. I can’t explain just how this trip has changed me. For each opportunity, task, thought or gesture, I reflex on Italy and it’s influences guide my decisions. Still riding the high!
Here is the latest book I have listened too in the studio “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. The blurb describes it as ‘Rare book expert Hanna Heath is offered a dream job that involves the conservation of a rare Jewish text. As she analyzes the book, she uncovers several small artifacts that help… Continue reading Just Never Enough Time to Read…
This past October, I was one of the many potters that attended the Potters Council trip to Tuscany. The attendees included potters, clay artists, non potters, spouses and friends. My husband Brad gave up duck hunting for this trip of a life time. My travel mates represented Australia, England, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, Israel,… Continue reading Over the Moon and More in Tuscany
This year Red Mudd Studio will featuring 12 artists along with yours truly. There will be pottery, jewelery, baskets, photography, paintings, fiber and much more. The sale is November 19 & 20 with lots of free parking, hot apple cider, goodies and some wine and beer. I just returned from Italy and it was a… Continue reading Red Mudd Studio Holiday Sale and Italian Tiles
I excel at procrastination, it is my best feature. It’s at the top of my resume and is my finest quality. I have several weeks to prepare for the Holiday Pottery Sale at Red Mudd Studio on November 19/20. I set a goal of 320 pieces. Does the small stuff count like Michigan tiles and wine bottle… Continue reading All Good Things Must Come to an End