Monday, September 26, 2016

Shallow bowls


 I really like to use small shallow bowls. They are so versatile, small salad, ice cream, yogurt and berries...

This weekend I decided to make some and carve them up with the ginkgo leaves. I see sprayed ash glaze in their future...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Pottery Buddy

After a few days of much needed rain, we had a beautiful sunny day. Perfect timing to prepare greenware for a bisque firing. While I was giving some pots the kitchen scrubby treatment, a green anole crawled on to the sponge holders.

He was a brave little guy and hung out with me for quite awhile.

Occasionally, if he thought I was getting a little too close, he hopped from the shelving unit to the stand that holds the bricks for the kiln door. 

I have been in North Carolina for over six years now, but I am still fascinated by these charming lizards!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The New Pig


Last week I had a request for a piggy bank for a boy. His sister was gifted the whimsical flower pig last year and Mom wanted something similar but with carvings for a boy. I have to admit I was a little stumped about what to carve. I told Mom that my carvings are typically flowers and leaves... so she said, "Do leaves!".  So here it is... the whimsical design with leaves. After the bisque fire, I will apply the black underglaze to the leaf design and leaves. I think this pig will be the perfect pairing with it's sister pig.