A new round of yarn bowls has been added to the Etsy Shop. I’ve had a little time since Christmas to knit and am very tempted to keep one of these for myself. Love making them and using them.
Yesterday I listed several new items in the Etsy shop, some mugs, casseroles and utensil holders. Was nice to have a 2-week break after the Christmas madness, but now I’m ready to begin the new year!
Wow, the holiday shoppers nearly wiped out my Etsy store! What a great feeling. I hope the gift recipients are all enjoying their handmade pottery.
I’ll be taking a bit of a break to recoup from the Christmas rush and to gear up for the upcoming year, but by the end of January, I should have the shop re-stocked, especially with mugs and with yarn bowls like these:
Working hard to get the Etsy Shop stocked for the holidays. Lots of mugs thrown, ready to trim. First, need to pull the handles so they can be drying while I’m trimming. It’s easy to get into a handle-pulling rhythm.
Seems no matter what color I glaze a piece, at some point someone asks, “Do you have this in blue?”. I’ve come to believe that blue is the universal favorite color, so I mixed up this recipe for Variegated Slate Blue from Mastering Cone 6 Glazes and here are the results. I love it!
I love handmade buttons.
I love the subtle differences in each button and knowing that an artist/craftsperson created each one. Handmade items deserve handmade buttons.
As a knitter and a seamstress (sewer? sewist?) for the better part of my life, I know how hard it is to find those perfect buttons for your latest handmade creation. One day a friend suggested I make buttons from the clay I use for making pots. Lightbulb moment! Danny thought it was a good idea, too, and would be something he could do since he doesn’t work on the wheel.
We’ve surely enjoyed exploring different textures and glazes. Making buttons is so much different than making mugs and casseroles. These are some of the leaf buttons we just pulled from the kiln. I’ve listed some in the Etsy shop. Hope you’ll check them out!
We are having a blast making clay beads and pendants. Had a great time last weekend at Beadapalooza and sold lots of Jewelry components, but we still have LOTS left. I’ll be posting some of the beads and pendants to the Etsy shop over the next several days.
For now, spending the holiday weekend getting some mugs and other functional pieces ready for holiday shoppers. The Etsy shop is getting bare!
Frantically working on pottery jewelry components for Beadapalooza at The Bead Biz in Helena AL on August 23 & 24. No time for knitting while I’m getting ready for a show, so I popped in Elizabeth Zimmerman’s “Knitting Workshop” DVD to watch while I’m glazing beads. I must get that knitting in there somehow.