hitting the wall

8 Jul

The clock is on countdown to the Clay and Glass Festival. Last week I finished more work than I thought was realistically possible, and somehow managed to get it all into the bisque kiln. Usually, a few pots won’t make it in. Like, that kiln was packed…

money freakout thoughts

29 Apr

Lately, I’ve been waking up at 2 in the morning, completely freaked out, almost panicked. A little piece of reality has recently lodged itself in my brain, and it’s this: I’m going to turn 50 in the summer of 2020, and I have no idea how I’m going to p…

Charity Icecream

16 Apr

I recently donated two bowls to this event in a nearby suburb..It seems it went well and they sold out!The idea is based on the Empty Bowls concept where people come to an event and buy a bowl of food and both the food and the bowls are donated and all…

not so sweet perfection

8 Mar

I have been working on a lot of new things in the studio. Probably too many new things, I have some serious backup in the brain and now it’s all gushing out. I feel like after being in my new studio for a year — A YEAR PEOPLE– I’m finally getting int…

Tricky but successful commission

19 Feb

I was happy to hear that my commission for a pig topped teapot has arrived safely at it’s new home.The new owner is very happy and I’m happy it survived the interstate delivery.Wheel thrown stoneware – Hyacinth glaze (2019)Wheel thrown stoneware – Hyac…

A few cooler days – now hot again

26 Jan

We had a few cooler days and I have more pots made -still not happy with the latest teapot lid so back in the heat today to try a different style…also finished decorating these mini dishes and teabag holders..Enjoy the holiday weekend folks…

back in the very hot studio

17 Jan

January is probably our hottest month and with my studio facing west it gets very hot so I have had very little time where it has been cool enough to work…It is also tricky to manage the drying of pieces… if they dry too quickly they are likely to …