It's been all about big serving bowls for me lately. Slowly but surely I"m getting a good handle on shaping and what I would like them to look like. Of the latest firings I have three finished, here's photos of two out of three. Also included are some finished berry bowls (small colanders) and a vase.
I"ve been making yarnbowls for All Wound Up Yarn Shop in Edmonds, WA since June earlier this year. Today I"m taking another batch that will be for sale there. If you're in the neighborhood, they have a beautiful selection of yarn, many of which are locally made and exquisite! Here's photos of the ones from today's batch:
In the beginning years as a potter I would tell myself that when I was able to create teapots then I would feel like a real potter. I've had a few rounds at them now, with some wins and some not-so-wins. I just finished up some wins, so it's a good feeling. Of course, blah blah blah they aren't as beautiful in pictures as they are in real life blah blah...well, it's true in this case, for sure.
A few sake sets. Really liking the black and white.
Alright alright! First blog post and I'm pretty excited to be here. Anyone else reading this, thanks for being here. I can tell that you're as excited about all this as I am.
This website has been a long time coming. I think what finally pushed me to get this whole thing in motion was the installation of my first kiln, and now that I"ve used it a few times, I have some finished pieces that I can show off and feel the accomplishment of start-to-finish at my own house. That feels SOOOOO GOOOOOOD.
So. Next step: Pictures. Here's some of the latest two firings, pretty pleased overall, and some of these will be available soon online....you know, when I get to it (probably this weekend). Here's a few new mugs:
Spoonrests. Lots of em, and they are all so pretty. I try to make a couple of these every time I throw because they are always unique and individual, despite using the same glazing techniques, glass placement, placement in the kiln, etc etc. Chaos in the works, folks, and I love it.