Sunday, February 2, 2014

Well, ARE you a Potter ?

Yes, or Maybe...   or Maybe Not??
I have lots of ideas for clay projects, but I'm a little short of follow-through. Christmas was an incentive to make presents and "Gift Tag Ornaments" (cookie cutter shapes in porcelain) but as usual, I got overly enthusiastic and have a stack of porcelain hangy-things dated 2013. No use for those any more... anybody want one?

I made several  Christmas candle lanterns for family, again... way more than I needed. Those don't have dates on though, so I can keep them for later. I think I have five or six wind chimes, too... but as usual, they aren't finished. My friend Janice tried to get me to commit to her Holiday Open House/ Craft Fair this year, but I wasn't ready. November of 2014 for sure, though... I'll be ready with enough stuff to show by then.

Prior to 2013, I had pretty much dismissed anything that didn't involve a wheel as "beginnerish", much to my chagrin. But I said that already. Way more to the skills needed for hand-building than I knew! I want to give some credit for my enlightenment here: Maria S. at Georgie's Clay Company in Eugene got me started, and I've been altering and sculpting my tiny heart out since last summer. Way fun! Why was I such a SNOB!!! Don't answer that.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Well, THAT hasn't worked so far...

A couple of years between posts? Not so good. I have been mucking about with clay, though. I've added some handbuilding to my skill set... used to think that was so Beginnerish! Now I know better, and am not so dismissive. Handbuilding is a whole other side of pottery.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


This is the first post for my Clay blog. I have been making pots for a gazillion years, but there have been major time gaps in my production... sometimes as much as ten years. I have too much random stuff on my primary "Thinking" blog, so I'm dividing up the content into subject specific blogs. This one is for clay.

Welcome. I hope to post once or twice a week, depending on what is happening with regard to clay.