Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Attack of the Robins Egg

Spring is here, the birds are singing, the westeria has bloomed and I can't help but smile. My latest Robins Egg kiln load came out and the pieces are lovely! I feel like a proud mama of her babies and it feels good. We may not be certain of a lot of things, but one thing we can be certain of. Every year spring will come, the robin will return, and I will have speckled Robins eggs in my shop :) and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Streak of Bad Luck

I am generally a very laid back person, and when throwing I get to zone out and create little pots and shapes without giving much thought of how many pieces an hour I can make or glaze, or what is my top seller. However, now that I rely on pottery for money, I've become a complete basket case. I've become Etsy obsessive, and to make matters worse, for the first time ever, my pieces started to come out of the kiln firing wrong! I've had to re-do a custom order a third time because my copper-red glaze came out white during the first two firings, and a custom vase cracked. I shouldn't say that I've never had a piece stick to the cookie, or come out a totally different color, but not when it mattered. I now understand completely about the frustrations experienced by full-time potters that have orders to fill and deadlines to meet. I am sure feelin ya now.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's 2009

Etsy Mud team comes through again with their good, clean, fun for everyone April Fools Joke.
They have infiltrated the Etsy Ceramic Showcase for the day, along with 225 listings containing TP.
All works are available for sale, minus the toilet paper of course.

Here are some of my favorites:

Studio Elan