Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cooler Weather means PIE SEASON

OK- so Pie Season is really all year - fruit pies, chicken pot pie, meat pies, pumpkin pie and on and on. I am starting to fill in my inventory of pie plates and baking dishes for the season.  I love making these because many of them have some decoration that makes them each very different. Some have birds some have honeycombed rims. 
This year I am thinking about adding some special packaging to them as most of the time my clients are buying them as gifts. 

A pie goes in a pie box.....

Stay tuned as I am testing out sizes and colors and they will be an option when ordering your pie plate! Makes a nice presentation as a gift.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


One of my Yarn Bowls is on the cover the the uncommongoods catalog. They have a very cool selection of items in their catalog. Their website also has them.  .

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Wax on Wax Off

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. To wax or not to wax is another issue. When we do use wax on the bottom of our pots - it is to keep the glaze off that area for easier clean up. The pot then sits cleanly on the kiln shelf with a glaze free surface. 

I tell my students that wax likes to cure a bit so that it can show off it's resistant ability.  In my studio I wax and glaze on different days. I save a huge amount of time (less clean up), by doing this- but money from the glaze I do not waste. Today I had a student help me illustrate this point.

The pot on the left was waxed 1 day go (GOOD RESIST)
The pot on the right was waxed 20 min. ago (BAD RESIST)

I dipped them both as I normally would.......

One resists and there is barely any clean up and one doesn't.