Speckled Clay

I have been playing with different clay bodies over the past few months, and it’s been quite the experience. I’ve had some tragedies. But, I’m learning a bunch. The science of clay is fascinating. I may never really figure it out, but I can certainly learn, take notes, and keep …

All the Tiny Pots

I love throwing tiny. Trimming tiny, on the other hand, is a bit of a struggle. I can’t tell you how many tiny pots I’ve cut right through while trying to put a foot on them. Whoops! Last week, my husband was out of town, which gave me an excuse …

It’s Just Clay

My philosophy on making art is that it’s OK to make all kinds of mistakes. I learn best from mistakes. So, I’m constantly reminding myself that “It’s Just Clay,” or fabric, or paper, or whatever medium is in my hands. It’s easy to get kind of lost in worrying about how …

Studio Tour

I talked about wanting a potter’s wheel for a while. I think my husband’s eyes got a little wider each time I mentioned it. I knew I could not afford a new wheel, and that even if i got a great deal on a used one, there were some concerns …

Holiday Ornaments

These little letter ornaments, and the support of some awesome friends, started this adventure. I made this first batch in the autumn of 2016 to give to my family for Christmas. In September, upon request of a friend, I posted a photo of them on Facebook and Instagram and they …

Pumpkins!

I was walking up to the grocery store and saw some adorable clay pumpkins. I picked one up, looked it over, considered purchasing it, and then I thought: “I’d really rather try to make one.” So, in my next ceramics class, I sat down and attempted to throw a really big …