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!! 


  1. a wonderful christmas and a great start into the new year! am loving the baskets and can't wait for some pictures of the mugs :)

  2. Thank you Mel!! Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2012!