June 2013

Word Cloud Day

I didn't download any apps, so I didn't get to make a very artistic word cloud, but this should do.

Saturday Summary

This week feels like it was pretty productive. Maybe I feel that way because I unloaded a kiln. To see actual items that were once just ideas is pretty exciting.
Photos coming to the store soon!

On Being Left Handed

Disclosure: I am left-handed. I throw left-handed on a Brent C pottery wheel.

Lorna Meaden's Work Is A Real Dream

Lorna Meaden tumblerOne of my favorite potters doesn’t care for me. She thinks I'm too odd, too weird. That was the impression I picked up during a weeklong workshop I took from her.  I found her view of me hilarious, since her pots strike me as being filled with whimsical irony.

The Process of Making Mugs

Let me tell you a bit about the process of making mugs for a special order.

Background: The person wanted the names of her grandchildren on a mug for each child. Being left handed myself, I'm a little OCD about wanting to see the name or image when I hold my coffee mug. So when this wonderful lady asked for names on her new cups, I discovered that nearly half of the mugs would be left handed, and some would be in red glaze, while others would be in green glaze. It turned out that I needed a spreadsheet to keep the order on track.

Fishy Tuesday, redux

Here is another fish I’ve done. This one was fired in an electric kiln. It has about the same dimensions at the first fish. Here’s what he looks like in the red stoneware.

And below is how he looks all dressed up.










Pottery Haiku

Wrinkled dirty hands
Coaxing clay on spinning wheel
Eternal beauty

Earl Douglass' 10 Great Reasons to Use A Cindy Douglass Yarn Bowl

Cindy Douglass Yarn BowlMy husband, Earl, doesn’t knit. He doesn’t crochet. He doesn’t even know much about pottery making.


Today is Sunday.

Today Hubby ran the riding lawn mower while I weed whacked the yard and trimmed a big bush.

Today I ran 5 loads of laundry.

Today I cleaned bedrooms and bathrooms.

Today I cooked dinner, and served it on my pottery plates.

Today Hubby ran up the invoices and shipping list for tomorrow.

Saturday: Pottery Day

Today I loaded the kiln for a bisque firing. Hopefully this time there will be no more exploding pots. I had to spend some time rolling around on the floor to reset the cup that pulls air through the kiln from underneath. It worries me that it had moved so much. That floor is not level.