Sunday, April 26, 2015

Headaches and backaches

I wonder why I get headaches and backaches when I work at my computer?  Yet, wedging clay, hauling the 50lb. boxes, throwing, and all that makes me feel great!!  Geez, whadda ya think??  ;)

So, I finally sat down and posted a bunch of new stuff on my Etsy page.  Yeah, this is not from my most recent firing, but the LAST one.  Ya know, photographing, weighing, measuring, thinking up something to describe, on and on and on......   Just takes time I COULD be out throwing!

Just saying.....

Ok, I've had my rant, I feel much better.

I'd appreciate you taking a gander.  Since I'm new to all this stuff, I'd surely appreciate feedback, especially what I could be doing better.

In other news....

Ok, so I'll be hitting the big "six-oh" next month.  No biggie.  But the real news is that I have TMJ, and am getting  ...hold on....   BRACES.   Yuk, yuk, yuk !!!!!!   C'mon, been there did that.  Now I gotta do it again.  'sigh' rest for the wicked, I guess.

Hey, to my potter friends out there.  My first love has always been drawing (until I met clay) and I'd love to draw pics on my stuff.  Question.  Do I lay down a layer of glaze and draw with underglazes on top of that??  Or do I draw with my underglazes, and carefully put background glaze around?
What do y'all suggest??  Thanks!!!  Hope you're having a great weekend.

Friday, April 24, 2015

First of the Season!

Show season is upon us, and here's my first...

Hope to see you there!!  :D

Monday, April 20, 2015

"Summertime, and the livin' is easy...."

Ok, not summertime yet.  But in the 80's here yesterday.  "Brown - Thumb Sherri" as I'm known around these parts, has a few happy plants!

The last pic is a Meyers Lemon who has defied all my efforts to kill it.  And, next to it is some Walla Walla Sweets, the BEST onions.  

Been getting my "inventory" in line.  I dunno, feels weird to say "my inventory".   But I'm allowed, since it seems every flat surface in the house is covered with pots, glaze recipes, glaze books, and all sorts of pottery paraphernalia. 

Finished a bisque firing today, tomorrow the glazing begins.  Here's what I got waiting...

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Go figure!!

Ok, yesterday the sky opened and I thought we were set for a bunch of nasty weather.  Today, it's all blue sky and boofy clouds.  You know, the happy clouds.

So, I got stuff done.  I'd been wanting to try "chattering".  Previous attempts were not very chattery.  But, today was the day.  So, here are my efforts of today.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Bisque - ing Blackhawks

Got a special order from a special friend.  He's a Chicago Blackhawks fan, and he wants some beer mugs with their logo.  So, I made a stamp of the logo, and fired it.

Which broke after 3 uses, but by golly, it didn't stop me!!  I got 3 more good stamps out of it, and could probably do more!
So here's the lineup...

They'll soon be bisqued, then glazed and fired again.  Just gotta make sure I have a full kiln, don'tcha know!