This is an un-edited photo. See what I mean, not very appealing.
Hello, pottery peeps!
If you don’t already know about my workshop situation, I’ll give you a brief update. When I starting packing to move from Florida to Arizona. I thought I was only going to take a little time off to work on my book. But, due to things beyond my control…my workshop is closed until I can either fix my kiln or replace it.
My beloved Charlotte (my kiln) was damaged during the move, by the movers and they won’t pay for it. They told my husband to sue them. I won’t use them again!
I really hope that we can fix her!
So, since my workshop is closed, no kiln…no pottery!!! I’ll keep my pottery blog going with posts I didn’t get around to doing, posts from my old pottery blog, new designs from my sketchbook and whatever else I can think of.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to re-size some of my photos…to Pinterest size. Now they look so much better on Pinterest.
I miss working with clay!
My hands are itching to dig into a bag of clay and make something new.
This wire is the original wire I purchased for my first pottery class in 1990. I purchased another one, but I still use my old one. These are some of my original tools from 1990 and holding my tools is a cup I made in 1991.
Hopefully, I’ll have the funds to re-open my workshop soon!
In the mean time, I’ll be working on my book…Raven Hill
You can find me here…
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
When I was on the treadmill the other day, I had a vision of hand-built bottles with texture. Later that night I grabbed my sketchbook, my colored pencils and starting sketching…
Simple bottle forms with texture peeking through.
Love this one!
I think this one needs a little more fine tuning.
I really like this one, the short neck and the texture. This will work!
Love this one too!
I’m looking forward to getting back in the studio and making these. Not sure when that will be though? In the mean time, I’ll keep sketching new designs.
What do you think? Do you like my new designs?
Today is my second anniversary on WordPress.
I’m celebrating with an Artist Feature on Aftosa.
When Aftosa contacted me in January, they asked for 8 photos and a short bio. It took me a while to narrow down the photos to just 8. I make so many different items and I have tons of photos. So, it wasn’t easy. After emailing back and forth, I found out that they actually, only pick 4 photos. So, I had no idea which photos they would pick.
Here are the 8 photos I sent them
These were my top four
I was hoping they would pick Backwater Bay for the first photo. I love that dinnerware. But they picked my butterfly ring bowl, which actually made me very happy because it features my pottery and my husband’s…grandmother’s Portuguese Lace (Palmeida’s Lace)
It made my husband very happy too.
Here are the four photos they choose
Thank you so much, Aftosa!
I’m participating in the…Blogging From A to Z April (2015) Challenge
And this is the last post!
For at least a week, maybe more…I had absolutely no idea what to blog about, that started with the letter Z…just like my X marks the spot post.
So, I grabbed my sketchbook and started sketching. This is the first one I sketched. I’m not sure if I like these? I’ve decided, that I’m not really a fan of zig zag stripes…it’s kind of busy!
I’m not sure if I like these either, but I do like the top of the bottles!
Now, these I like! I think I’ll make these!
I’m not sure if you can call this zig zag…but I really like these!
I’m definitely making these!
What do you think?