I have so many cool things coming out all at once! The kiln is cooling with a load of gold luster crystal mugs... This is a quartz sphere... it has little inclusions in it and you can get lost in contemplation... 🔮
Porcelain rice bowl 🍚It's always a surprise when you open the kiln. The original thought was a white bowl with a black rim. But the studio where I make my pottery had run out of white so I opted for a buttermilk glaze which gives you the same kind of color when used on porcelain. What I had not realized is how temperamental our buttermilk is when overlaid with another glaze. Lesson learned. But I am happy with the unexpected result and might purposely use this combination again in the future.
Thing of today : @boxsparrow ’s serving platters. .
Box Sparrow is a ceramic studio run by Abbie Preston in Houston. Her platters (primarily) as well as a couple other of her pieces incorporate leather handles, giving them a really original look. They’re WARM. For now you can buy her ceramics on Etsy through the link in her bio
One of the cool pals I'm collab-ing with this holiday season is @farmermeg She makes dank soaps with the milk of her own goats on her farm in NJ! 🥛🐐✨ I know her from way back when she taught me beekeeping at @brooklyngrange and it's just so nice to work with her again! 🐝 I'm making a limited run of these soap dishes that can be purchased as part of a soap and dish gift set on her website. (Link in @farmermeg bio.) 🍓❣️
A very special offering has just been added to the Classic Clayworks @etsy shop! Sometimes while the kilns are firing and the pots are drying I bust out my jewelry box and create a handful of one-of-kind pieces using rawcut gemstones and found objects. This year, I have decided to offer my most favorite pieces in The Bella Ring Dish Gift Set. As if handmade jewelry with a complimenting ring dish isn't enough I've decided to also include DIY Gift Wrapping kits with each purchase. Avoid the long lines in the store and gift wrap in luxury in the comfort of your own home. These wonderful kits, inspired by my own DIY gift wrapping adventures, will include a gift bag, tissue paper & a hand stamped gift tag 🐶🎁🐶
I'm getting better ☺ Thanks again to @bizen_kazuya for this technique, if you wonder how to do, you can find original video on @insta_pottery ☺☺ ... Nasıl yapıldığını merak edenler tekniğin sahibinin orijinal videosunu @insta_pottery hesabında bulabilirler ☺☺
Bisque firing in the kiln, pots glazed ready for firing as soon as it cools.... go, go,go.... hopefully the schedule will go to plan and I will have lots of goodies ready for Upton House Fayre 2nd and 3rd if December! Fingers crossed and praying to the kiln Gods!
It’s always easy to find something to complain about, isn’t it? Yesterday, I was bemoaning glazing (in my stories) and @palmtreepots reminded me that you get Pottery Christmas when you open up the glaze kiln. And it’s true - even unexpected results - like this coral bell dish - are a wonderful reward for all the hard work of glazing. So even though it isn’t my first love when it comes to creating my work, I’m gonna try really hard to be more joyful when I glaze. The results certainly bring a smile to my face 😊
What’s your “glazing” hill to climb?
Turquoise LOVE, coming your way. 💙
It's a wild week in the studios and showroom at Kinnakeet Clay. Thanksgiving week is the BIGGEST week of our season. The last hurrah before we start the winter wind-down. I'm super-excited to see familiar faces, full classes and happy holiday shoppers! Not to mention Thanksgiving day full of family and my favorite foods! We host a killer Black Friday and Small Business Saturday event. If you're interested you can find the details at @kinnakeetclay on FB.⠀
I'll travel for a couple awesome trunk shows during the first two weeks of December - one at @airliemoon In Wilmington, NC and one at the home of @reddawndesigns In Kitty Hawk, NC. After all of that, I'm looking forward to shifting into low gear and working in the studio all winter. I'm ready to make turquoise bowls to my heart's desire! Fingers crossed that some of my mud-loving friends will want to come play with me in the studios to help pass the chilly months. 💙
BTW, Just a little more time to enter this week's giveaway. Hop back a few posts to enter to win a killer @danielpullen art print.