Friday, December 23, 2011

Baskets and Bows

    Just a quick post before the holiday hiatus!  I finished 3 new baskets this week.  I made one on a whim and it led to 3 and I think it may possibly become an obsession!  The porportions and volume are really fun to experiment with.  I really like the slight awkwardness of the long, boat-like one.  I would love to hear feedback and suggestions--lay 'em on me! The original one can be seen on my etsy: Basket

      They still have a ways to go with slip and decorating, not to mention glazing and firing too!  I'm so glad I got them to a point where they can chill for a week while I am away from the studio (it was so hard to leave today!! I really love my studio!) 

     Last week I pulled some mugs out of the kiln, and they looked great!  I don't often toot my own horn, but they are the best I have produced in a while-all that experimenting is paying off!! They were barely cool to the touch before I had to whisk them off to a local cup show.  I did take pics though, which will be posted soon. (Promise!)

  Anyways, what I am truly excited for right now is Christmas! We are driving home tomorrow, here's to hoping the kitty is ok with being in a car for 9ish hours.  A couple non-studio pics for once:

I made the bow for the gift on top and all our gift tags are handmade.

Our gifts for family and friends-many of them handmade!

Here's my partner in crime, life, and in raising a well-rounded cat, with some beer-making equipment.

          Safe travels and a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannakuh, Happy Solstice, and/or Happy Kwaanza to all!! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Is it awkward?

  Is it awkward to post a blog that does nothing but link yours to another blog?

Odyssey Resident blog post about our holiday sale:

Perhaps yes, but nothing is so awkward as the word awkward itself.  So many a's and w's. 

anyhoosier. good day ya'll!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The day I first heard a sonic boom:

 Been really busy lately getting ready for the holidays, amped up my working in the studio, and I've really been putting a lot of work into my etsy page.  As I was trying to figure out how to take photos, I realized how bizarre photo set-ups look, especially when you compare them to the photos that come out of the process: 

Set up and resulting photo:

               So crazy right? I think the more bo-janks my set up looks from a real-life perspective, the better the photos end up.  Anyway, it would be more efficient to use portfolio style images for my etsy, but I read somewhere that it helps potential buyers to see pots in a more domestic setting.  Like the above basket with fruit in it:

Love this new shape!! I have 3 larger ones in process in my studio.  Here's a link to my etsy (<--click there)

And for anybody who has ever had doubts about the quality of some things on etsy, you will surely enjoy this hilarious blog:  regretsy

Alllsooo, since my grandmother liked the Thanksgiving card I sent her so much, I will also share it with you. Enjoi!!


Happy Holidays, Bitches.

Thanks for stopping by!!