Friday, June 29, 2007

A Garden Surprise

Hmmm... I was in my back yard this morning trying to drill some holes in my new bats when I was totally distracted by my lawn. Now, my back lawn in not very pristine due to our fire pit but this was unusual. There were little green sprouts sticking up about an inch higher than the actual grass blades...and they were everywhere. I took a closer look and then started lauging out loud. I remembered last year as I was planting my herb garden, my hard working husband was mowing the grass at the same time. This recipe for disaster ended up with some of my seed packets being sucked up into the lawn mower...and that is why my lawn is now infiltrated with cilantro and parsley!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Summer Is Here!

Finally, summer is here and I am excited! I have unloaded my bisque ware and am ready to fill the kiln with another load. I find that summer is the most inspiring season of the year. There is something about a visit to the beach and the perfect icecream cone that gets my creativity going. I love seashells and their perfect spirals that are like freshly trimmed bowls. There is something hypnotic about them. I am looking forward to spending a lot of time in the studio so look out for some new ceramics in my shop soon.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Art in the Park Ceramic Sale

Come by the park to visit me and check out my ceramics and jewelry. There will be dozens of other shops there as well. Its one of the biggest craft sales in the area in a beautiful garden setting!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunday Morning Coffee

OK. I woke up this morning ready to get some work done in the studio. I wedged and recycled clay, trimmed a few pots and felt inspired to throw a few pieces. Half way through my first pot I realized that I had accidentally mixed some reclaimed RAKU clay in with my high fire white clay. Yipes! I had mixed a whole bag of clay this way. I blame it on my lack of a morning coffee. So, I guess I will have some experimenting to do to try and reconcile the different clays once I try firing and glazing them.
To those of you that don't know RAKU clay, it is quite different from the smooth white high fire. RAKU has grog and grit, kind of a sandpaper feel to it. I'm not sure how the bowls will dry. I'll keep you updated once I bisque fire them...I'm off to grab a coffee, Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

New Street Team Sale

Etsy Mud Team welcomes you to our Gallery Opening Sale

Monday, June 25 through Friday June 29

Enter the code EMT-Open in the comment section when making your purchase and receive a 10% discount off all merchandise in participating shops (visit our blog at for a complete list of participating shops). Please wait for a revised discount invoice to be sent to your e-mail address before making payment. Thank you for your purchase and your patience.

Front Page

Wow! Picture me doing my happy dance. Its my first time on ETSY's coveted front page. Thanks mothtoflame for choosing both my Sage Ceramic Ring and Sage Green Ceramic Bowl for your treasury! If you have never been on ETSY, click on the sidebar link to check it out. I am addicted to it. Everything is handmade and prices are fabulous! There are so many talented artist there. I will be blogging about some of my favorites in the days to come...


OK, I have been procrastinating long enough. Its time to get this blog set up so I can discuss my passion - mud. Well, ceramics and pottery to be specific. I plan on sharing my work, new ideas, techniques, and maybe even a glaze recipe now and then. I would love your feedback or comments as I start creating this new venture in blogging. Don't you remember the joy of playing in the mud when you were little (or not so little)?