Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring is a Busy Season

I have been so busy these past couple of weeks that I have been ignoring my blog a bit. It is the time that I need to research and apply to the summer art fairs. Then I need to start creating and making and throwing even more than usual! The great part about speeding up my production is that I get to open fresh kiln loads of ware more frequently. Here is one of my favorite glazes that has been twice fired to bring out the depth of blues. What do you think?

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Here it is! I have finally finished my first ceramic clock. This is just a small 5 1/2 inch face but it is working smoothly for my first prototype. The sky is the limit now! I was a bit concerned about the shrinkage rate and warping issues of the clay but I shouldn't have worried.

I love clocks without numbers. Numbers are really quite redundant because everyone can tell time from the location of the hands. I think my next version will have numbers in the wrong location or maybe 13 hours marked off just to confuse everyone. I have a few just waiting to be glazed so I should have several in my Etsy shop soon.

OH, btw, I have been adding a lot of fabulous clay blogs to my link list at the sidebar. Check them out and I'm sure you will find some more favorites!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My Treehouse Etsy Purchase has Arrived!

I have been waiting at my doorstep for our mail carrier to arrive every day this week and he has started to look at me funny. It is all because I couldn't resist ordering a tunic from Treehouse28. I adore all of her designs and just love my arm warmers that I bought earlier this year. She is definitely an Etsy success story as she is over run with orders and I understand why. She uses excellent quality fabrics and custom fits each piece to your specific measurements. Her designs are fresh and fun and super comfortable. I could live in her clothes. Next on my wish list is a pair of her comfy pants. I am going to wash the clay off my hands and go try on my new tunic. I love it already!

Google Yourself

OK, I know it sounds a bit vain, but I love googling myself. I type in Lurearts and suddenly I find a whole bunch of like minded people out there. After googling myself this afternoon, I was led to JellyBeans Art. Besides having a little blurb about my rings, I found JDWolfPottery was featured there, too. She is one of my favorites on the EMT (Etsy Mud Team) though I must say that all the mudders in that group are fabulous. I enjoy Jen's work mainly because of the colors she chooses. The earthy base glaze breaks around the rims of her bowls, leaving a speckled look that I find irresistible! Google yourself! You never know what you will find!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

i like totally love it

I just found this great site full of the coolest stuff. I just spent a few hours searching through the site and found tonnes of fabulous gear. Check out my ceramic ring on the site and give me some love if you like it!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Chopsticks and Pottery

There is something about using chopsticks and a handmade pottery bowl that automatically makes a meal taste good. I'm sure that there are people that will tell you that it is the fact that the natural materials do not taint the flavor of the food. Maybe it is a tactile pleasure that adds to the taste. The way the bowl fits in your hand and the way the chopsticks feel make the event enjoyable. I personally know that using my noodle bowls means that I just made a one-pot meal and having a lot less to clean later always makes a meal even tastier! Any way that I look at it, a hand made bowl with those two little sticks always makes my tummy rumble!