Thursday, July 11, 2013

coasting along...

Jeff has been making stoneware coasters for years. We have been out of them for some time and decided that since they are good sellers we should take lots of them to the League of NH Craftsmen's show at the end of the month. I have never made them and this week Jeff showed me his technique. He doesn't use bats and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get them off the wheel without distorting them but after watching him do a couple, I got the hang of it. Not using bats saves a lot of room when you have to make a hundred of something!

The league show is just Jeff's work, but I can do a certain percentage of the work. He is adding his  texture to most of these coasters. That is the time consuming part of the process.

We will also keep some simple, with a swirl design in the center and many will be ready for our anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 20th.
...of course now I am thinking, wouldn't it be cool if I slipped some of these and carved some leaves and flowers into the surface?


  1. I have seen some really cool coasters like this with decals. You could draw something really nice and make your own decal for them... I have coasters all over my house, hate ruining a nice piece of furniture with a water ring!

  2. making all those would be full speed ahead for me, ha

  3. Yes, they would be nice with your Gingko leaf design. You may not be able to make them for the league show but you do other sales.

  4. beautiful! really like the texture on those. Just discovered your blog- and will add it to my own.

  5. Hi Amy - thank you for commenting, I will be sure to check out your blog.


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