thinking spring!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I think everybody is starting to get a little stir crazy around here. we are anxiously awaiting spring and my work is starting to reflect this. melt snow melt!

happy dance!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Test tiles. fired once.

Glazes are on and the pendants are ready for their second firing. When i was a wee one I used to like my pottery at this stage best. I was always disappointed after it came out of the kiln. weird...

I aimed for a variety of different glaze finishes and colors, as I wasnt sure which would work best with the decals

I placed the designs on the glazed pendants...and fired them for a third time.

These images make this look too easy! Before getting it right I did lots of research, messed up, got help from fellow potters and finally after a few attempts, I succeeded. I did a happy dance when I opened the kiln and saw that I had gotten it right! I selected a few of my favorites and will be putting these in my etsy shop.
The images used in these test tiles are stock images. My next load will have my own original illustrations and drawings. So excited to have finally found a way to marry my 2-D and 3-D halves. Next exciting projects??? Desert plates and garden stakes with my drawings!

pretty packages tied up with string

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I love receiving pretty packages. Here is a sneak peek of the packaging that I use for my etsy jewelry orders. A few days ago I purchased some lovely colored bakers twine- which will now be included in my gift wrap!

soapdish designs

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Just opened up the kiln yesterday and I have a bunch of new soap dishes to add to my etsy shop. I am pleased with how the glazes turned out!