Saturday, April 28, 2018

Recent Periscope Broadcast

Here is my recent broadcast on Periscope. If you haven't downloaded the app please do so and come hang out. In thos broadcast I showed my newest colored slip mugs that I have been experimenting on. It's rather long, however it was a chat scope as well. Hope to see you there.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Green Firebrick Noodle Bowls

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Some of my beautiful Noodle Bowls

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Beautiful Fall Leaf Winter Mug

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

New items in the kiln

I've been working on some new items in my studio. I made a few bowls the thinking I would use these for small knitting bowls. I was using 2pds of clay and seemed it should be plenty for a small one. However, after getting the bowls finished I decided they needed to be a little bigger. Noodle bowl popped in my head. So I looked them up and.aure, I could make noodle bowls from these. I did some work on the edges of them using a dowel. I thought they turned out good. Can't wait to glaze these.*
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

My LIVE Youtube video was a mess and disappointment

Pots from this past kiln opening
How can I get so mentally fatigued over this LIVE YouTube Video stuff? That stuff whipped me today, but I will dust myself off and get to learning it before I try again. Didn't realize I recorded the video without volume lol. I had to use Google Hangout to do the video and got feedback so I muted YouTube and left the mic on, in Hangouts. I think the mic was up too loud or the volume and it echoed everything I said. Well geez...I will do a video next of the pots themselves. Here is a glimpse of what I pulled out.

Just a few pictures of the kiln load. I will be doing another video which will be a slide show so that everyone can see what these pots look like up close and what I used on them. 

Alpaca Mugs in this mixture
I was making a bowl one night and it flopped on me. So I cut it all, making some test strips and cut the bottom out, as you can see below. I got to thinking that even when I get all messed up, G-d can still use me because he is the potter and I am the clay. He continuously molds me and makes me into what he wants me to be. So with that thought, arose this piece. I don't like how the bottom color came out, but at least I can read it after glazing it. I glazed the test strips and wrote those colors on the back of my test strips along with how many coats I used. Well, the sharpie burnt out. I will need to buy another underglaze pencil. I somehow have lost mine over the years. I plan to use these pieces as an art piece. I think I can pretty much figure out what I used. 

Yes, he can use all of us, no matter how broken we are!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

May have found the spider, but not sure

 I think I may have found the spider. If it don't die first I will put my Gopro in the jar to get pics. Here is some from phone. 
Oh and I am getting an exterminator for spiders after having gone through this. It feels some better today after the pharmacist recommended Aleve for inflamation.

My son identified this spider this morning. He said it has the white markings on its legs and back. It's a Bold Jumping Spider. From what I read it is very bold and has to see its prey before jumping on it and it says very doubtful would bite someone but if it did, it would leave a stinging feeling. Well, not so sure this is what bit me now. I'm not so convinced since it left fang marks like a black widow is described. I know what bit me wasn't deadly, but it left more than a stinging sensation. I'm counting this as my warning for everyone to make sure they have sprayed something keeping any type of spider away from them. This has been horrible to deal with, but I'm still trusting G-d. Swelling is going down still and I have 4 scabs