A couple months ago, I posted about a new bowl I made using recycled kiln wire and red stoneware clay. I was delighted with how that bowl turned out, and have made a couple more since then. My delight continues. Simply photos will suffice this week. Enjoy!
Here's another new bowl design that I plan to make more of. Instead of making it on a potter's wheel, I squeezed coils of clay together. This "hand-building" makes for a bowl that isn't perfectly round, isn't perfectly smooth, plus I purposefully formed the top edge to be uneven. Something about the imperfect quality attracts … Continue reading new bowl 2.2.2017
Last night, I attended a discussion here in Madison, Wisconsin about fear and safety and vulnerability. This discussion arose out of Donald Trump winning the election for United States President. I know, I know, I'm a middle class white woman living in Madison, Wisconsin - "77 square miles surrounded by reality" - so I don't … Continue reading bowl and thoughts 1.19.2017
Often I feel like I'm in a "test mode" when it comes to glazing ceramics. I used cobalt oxide wash on two different bowls with quite different results, likely due to the the glaze underneath the oxide wash. On one bowl, I added dots of the blue oxide wash atop a transparent white glaze with … Continue reading the wonders of glaze 11.17.2016
After many months, I'm back to the blogosphere! Hello! Hello! Life became way too full for me this spring, and some things had to go. Blogging was one of those things. And now my days are slowly turning back to what I like to think of as normal, and I intend to get back to … Continue reading I’m back!! 10.29.2015