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.
So happy to have finished my Blue Stripe Ragg (Patons Kroy yarn)! Perfect fit using the Flsh Lips Kiss heel. This was my first time using this heel and it’s awesome.
So, what do you do after you finish a pair of socks? Why you start on another pair, of course! For these I’m using Gale’s Art Wonder Sock Yarn in “The Big O” colorway. It feels scrumptious and the colors are gorgeous. Now I wish I could just sit all day and knit on these socks.
No knitting all day today, though. Must get to the pottery studio and work on more pieces for the Etsy shop. Put a bisque load of yarn bowls in the kiln this morning. Time to get back to the wheel!
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!
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!
The beautiful colors once obtained with our copper matte raku glaze eluded us in the last few firings we did before winter weather set in. Then, in the first firing of the spring, we were blessed with these:
We fired, glazed and reduced the same way we always have. Same glaze we used last fall, not a new batch. Who knows? Maybe the wind was just blowing the right way this time. Regardless, this was a nice start to the 2014 raku firing season.