Wednesday, November 28, 2018

pottery pulled from the kiln today

 these are tiny little little experiments ..... these stars and heart are done after just one kiln firing... not the norm...... but i knew they were super dry, so i just straight up glazed them without bisque firing them .... one and done. made me happy that it worked.... made me happy that there is a way to have a sped up process on small pieces.

 BLUE! .... this one above is a new to me glaze. yes! i love it.

and above is a before and after pic of two trays ..... the color is a bit off because of lighting .... but still .... just magic that you can put in a chalky plain thing and get out shiny colorful wonderfulness.... 
and right below here are the same two pieces in natural lighting ... outside, on the rock where i take my pics .... though the leaves are not green anymore ..... but it was too cold out to look for a better spot.... 

happy pottery! happy day to you.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


this summer before some big trips, i got the new iPhone ten because it has a phenomenal camera. i took this on a florida trip in early november.... such a happy memory and so happy with how the photo turned out!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

LIAV camp .... scarf making

i took a class at life is a verb camp .... it was called aerie fairy scarf making ... it was joyful making ..... i started with orange roving .... merino wool that was dyed orange but pretty fresh off the sheep..... i shaped it and wet it and pounded it and whoa!! got an awesome orange scarf! pure magic!

Monday, November 19, 2018

you are a human sparkler.

i have been making joyful affirmation canvases. here is one i make for annabel, a pal's daughter who is just turned 16. how many human sparklers do you know?

Sunday, November 18, 2018

pottery pottery pottery

i just adore pulling things out of my kiln! here is the newest batch ... still warm in the photos! 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

be kind

when i work on canvases, i frequently do multiple back grounds at a time ..... so i'll put green paint on four canvases and then another color and another layer and on and on til i have multiple backgrounds done ..... and then i wait for the inspiration to hit for the foreground ....i had an idea for a big piece .... so i did two very big canvases and two smalls ..... i did a small as a practice and loved it ... then did the large gift ..... and then i decided to do this small for the life is a verb camp auction..... and a friend bought it. yay!

Friday, November 16, 2018

wedding joy

 i went to the most fun and beautiful and joyful wedding i've ever been to..... my nephew michael married the wonderful sneha .... i got a trip to california and awesome indian clothing for the hindu wedding. what a joy!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2018


only golden or orange or sparkling shoes for my fun trip to a wedding in california!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

LIAV camp

 i go to life is a verb camp nearly every year ..... and the creator, patti digh, asked me if i could make award plaques for the recipients of some awards ..... so ... i think a plaque is wood ... and these are my usual canvases.... but, i think they turned out swell......

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

you are awesome.

i made this for my pottery teacher of 15+ years .... it was her 80th birthday. she is amazing. extraordinary. awesome. and i wanted her to know it! ...... the canvas is big .... maybe 24 by 30.... i have another background similar to this ready to be something for someone.

Monday, November 12, 2018

before and after

 here are some wheel thrown pots ..... all bowls actually ..... above they are glazed, but not yet fired .... below they are fired ..... i am really trying to improve my skills..... i'm perfectly able to center and throw a good sized bowl on the wheel .... but now i'm trying to make GOOD stuff .... with better craftsmanship as i have my own wheel and more time to work on some issues i have!