Last weekend was the Tucson Museum of Art’s Artisans’ Market. My friend, Gayle Bair styled my table for me . This is the second time she has done this for me – looks better every time she does it ! If you are not familiar with Gayle’s Sgraffito decorated pottery, check it out [...]
Actually not a new glaze – it is one that has been used by others for a long time – but I just started using it and it is rapidly becoming a favorite! I especially like how it contrasts with the glazed filled carved and textured areas on these pots.
Yellow Salt Textured Teapot, [...]
Here is a quick post of the new kiln before and after the first firing.
And the hot air balloon going over the house at sunrise!
I’m still pinching myself to make sure I am not dreaming but look what is now sitting outside my studio door!
Marjon’s expertly and quickly installed the 12 cu. ft Geil kiln and vent system.
Foxx plumbing came out this morning to connect the gas. Now all that remains is to fill [...]
The studio is complete! It has actually been complete for a few weeks now but I’ve been busy getting moved in and am just now getting around to posting a few pictures. Last weekend I held a little open studio celebration so that the neighbors could see what we’ve been up to and a number [...]
Last we left the studio, the framing had just started. There has been rapid progress since then – windows and doors, electrical and plumbing, prep. exterior for stucco, drywall, and first coat of stucco. Here are the pictures – starting from the most recent to where I left off.
Last we left the studio project, we were waiting for the rain and snow to pass so that the pad could be poured. So after a one day delay to Tuesday of last week, the pad got poured and was left to cure so that framing for the new studio could begin as planned this [...]
Plans are to pour the pad on Monday — that is if we don’t get too much rain tonight. I usually don’t try to wish the rain away, but it is supposed to turn to snow overnight so I am hoping that happens quickly as a little snow will not create as many problems as [...]
We had a bit of rain over the weekend, but this morning the sun appeared right on schedule. And with the sun, came the tractor and the beginnings of my new studio. I’m looking forward to being able to walk across the courtyard and out the gate to throw pots soon.
One of the things that creating pottery has taught me is patience. That lesson is being relearned as I now create pots in two places for only a few hours at a time. This is my second week of pottery classes. I threw a few pots the first week in Jada’s class and followed up [...]