Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Don't worry, there is still some left for you. These pieces headed out to CA,TX,NY,AL,WI,IL,PA,WA. Stop by and shop before December 19th and I can ship yours too...... or visit me in person at the last day of my Holiday show & Sale Saturday Dec. 10th 11-4

Sunday, November 6, 2016

The printed words

Every so often I need to reprint some of the materials that go along with my pieces. It's the business card or the card that explains how to care for your beautiful new pottery, or how to use the "Strike it Up" Match Striker.  Here are a few pics of the most recent iteration of my printed words. You will be seeing these in all my packages starting this month.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Round and Round Recycling Clay over and over

The summer recycle. I have buckets of scraps that I have collected all winter. Clay scraps and mush end up  as a big globby consistency - too mushy  to work with. It gets laid out on plater slabs to suck the moisture out.

 When they are firm enough to roll up- they get wedged up into 20-25lb balls of clay. Piled up and then bagged to be brought back into the studio. This is a great outside-summer job.

 I make blocks that will fit in my extruder and I pump out logs that can then be cut up like sausage. This is the size I will use for my small match strikers. 3"+ wide log.

After they are cut and weighed I put them on a big wooden board and keep them wrapped in plastic until the next day when I turn them into strikers.

 After they are thrown on the wheel they sit and dry out - get fired and glazed and then they are headed out
 For sale...