These are some of my new star bowls. I’ve been experimenting with different textures. They’ve been bisque fired, but I haven’t glazed them yet. But now they’ll have to wait until I set up my new workshop.
These are the first star bowls I made. They came out really nice. The blue one was glazed in…Vintage Blue by Duncan and the other one was gazed in…Rustic Mustard by Duncan. I love these glazes. They work so well with texture.
I love making star ornaments
These came out really cute. I make these in different sizes, even small ones for little tress. I think I’m going to make some for our tree.
These off white stars are really cute too. Now I have to decide…if I want the red ones, or the off white ones for our tree. Maybe I’ll just have some of each, that sounds good.
I think we’re going to need a tree in every room!
These stars make great gift tags too.
What color star ornament would you like on your tree?
I love making these ravens!
After making plates, platters, bowls or any other large item…I always have pieces of clay leftover. I like to use up as much clay as possible, so I make ornaments, pendants and rings with the scraps of clay. After I make those, I have even smaller scraps of clay leftover. So, I squish the clay together and roll it into little balls, put them in zip lock baggies, squirt some water inside and then zip it up until I’m ready to make ravens and little birds.
Aren’t they cute?
I think I’ll make some larger ones, next time!
Here’s a close-up view!
And coming soon…Raven Ornaments!
I can’t wait!
I love leaves, I don’t know why? I just do!
I like using scraps of clay to make leaves. It’s a great way to use up those bits of clay that you really can’t do anything else with.
Oak Leaf Magnets
Oak Leaf Ornaments in Indigo Blue
This is how I sign my pottery
Oak Leaf Ornaments with Text
A friend asked me if I could make these.
Thanks Patricia, it was a great idea!
I can’t wait to glaze these!
I really like these!
More new oak leaves, I call them fancy leaf ornaments.
I can’t wait to try out some glazes on these!
What do you think?
This is my kiln…Charlotte Skutt. Yes, I named my kiln, and I think it’s cute!
Here’s a little peek inside!
Usually I’m so busy loading my kiln, I forget to take photos. Then when I’m done, I remember. “Shoot, I should have taken photos!” Then one day, I finally remembered, and I’m so glad I did!
Hopefully I’ll remember to take photos more often.
Bottom row done, on to the next row.
Pieces ready to load.
I start with the largest items first.
The next row is done.
More goodies ready to load.
I had a lot of ornaments in this load.
One more row, and then I’m done.
Had some room for some test tiles.
Time to fire it up!
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.
I love making birdie bowls and bird ornaments!
I wish I could make some right now, but I can’t! I’ll have to wait until we move. My fingers are itching to dig into a bag of clay and make something cute, or pretty, functional or non-functional…I don’t care, I just want to feel the clay in my hands. I want to touch it, squish it through my fingers, smell it…I like the smell of clay. Everyday I go into my workshop, and force myself not to make something. I look at all the pieces that are ready to be glazed, and then I have to leave. I know I have to start packing, but I’m procrastinating. I’m not sure if I’m ready to say goodbye to my workshop.
But then, another part of me can’t wait to move. I’m looking forward to starting over…in a new place, a new state, a new town, a new house, a new workshop. Everything new and clean and wonderful!
And then I remember I have to leave three of my children behind, and my three little granddaughters. That’s not going to be easy, but I have to. If only we could all go. Maybe someday we’ll all be together again…I hope!
They are really cute, don’t you think?
Don’t mind the mess, I’ll be busy re-listing expired items and updating my shop!
Come on by and have a look around.
See you there!