Sunday, March 18, 2018

Seagrove Spring Pottery Tour, April 21st & 22nd 2018

Mark and I have been working through the winter months on tiles and pots in order to be ready for the traveling weather to break. It has been a winter to remember with plenty of snow happening here there and everywhere. We have lucked out of the majority of the snow, lucky us, but not the cold.
We can all hope that by April we are done.
Come see us for the Spring Pottery Tour of 2018.

50 shops will host kiln openings, studio tours, demonstrations, and special events. If you participate in the Card Stamp program you will be entered to win a $150 gift certificate to use at one participating shop. Just pick up a card at the first pottery you stop in, get it stamped and then carry it to the other shops for more stamps. You can leave this at a participating shop at the end of the day and they will turn them into the group for the drawing. 
If you have any questions or need some input into planning your trip let us know, we are always happy to help.  The big question is always, will there be cookies? Let's hope so.
I hope to see you there
Sweet and salty.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Tiles and those crazy small items.

 I was pretty pleased with the firing for the last bit of tiles. I am always trying something new because that is just how the brain works.
And, I am always trying something new because I don't pay attention to the glazes and pick up the wrong glaze. The wings on the dragonfly below were in one glaze, and, then, just like magic, I picked up the wrong glaze and covered it with another glaze.
Well, let's just see what it does.
I like it. Can I repeat it? Maybe.
 The reason I take so many pictures is to remind me to remember what I did.
I can't remember why I walked into a room any more. When I go to glaze I start thinking again, maybe thinking too much. There are times you just need that inner voice to go silent.

The small tiles below I have made and glazed in the past usually using several glazes. This time I was under a time limit and just tossed them in a single glaze. I like them as well and I think they would be great as an accent in a bath or kitchen.

Here are more of those bits.
Buttons, and things that hang.
I just make them, you need to come do something with them.
More soon!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tiles and more

 I am working away on some tiles and as long as I have clay I like to find something to do with the bits.
Two years ago I had a friend who wanted buttons for her craft work, i was reluctant to start making them again, but the mind had other plans for me. I have begun to realize that if I think about it it will have to be worked out.
So, I have been turing the bits into buttons and other things.
There is always plenty of room to tuck a bit of something small around the tiles,
I have a variety of glazes that I can either dip or paint on top.
 It is only when I am glazing that I think I have lost my mind.
Buttons.....never say never.

After they come out of the kiln I do enjoy seeing all those wee buttons. I have a number of crafters that are finding ways to use them, clothes, felted hats, clothes, accents, pillows....there are many possibilities.

I am going to fire this week and hope to have a tile for the Longleaf Film Festival ready to preview.

Be safe and find a reason to smile today.