Tuesday, December 28, 2010

chug chug chugging along

Somehow I caught a cold the day after christmas, it's been a fun few days sneezing my head off. But I was getting antsy to start making again so I made two bowls.



and I spoke to Giulietta over at Trouble Coffee Company, we are heading forth with some new mugs. Here are the mock ups. So hopefully at the end of next month, if you're in San Francisco you can pick one up.



I'm so excited about the crab- build your own damn house one.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

I did something right!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I finally worked out my temperature/firing issues. No more melted black pots, no more blow ups.


better pictures later. But On with the show.

and some family love.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

man oh man...

Not sure what is wrong with me lately...

So this last kiln load... over fired. melted... later pots. I've had 3 days to sit in this information and stew. I've never blown up a kiln load or over fired. ever. Now two back to back mess ups.


So since I only have 3 bowls and 2 plates left, I closed my etsy shop and won't participate in the December north beaches art walk. Bummer.

I haven't had the nerve/heart/energy to go into the studio yet so I've taken this time to do some drawings and work things out design wise in my head. Not sure why i'm never satisfied with what I've got.

Hopefully I'll get back on the horse this weekend and do some testing and test firing. (I fired to cone 5 with a 10 min hold and I only have 4567 cones in the kiln and all of them were down. :/ oops.

So here is what i've been sketching. I'm going to take 2 weeks "off" to do some kiln fixing/testing and working out some glaze color issues.




Monday, December 13, 2010

new mug!

I bought a new mug. :)

I was so excited to wake up and see what Kyle Carpenter had put on Etsy this morning. http://www.etsy.com/shop/KyleCarpenter I've been admiring his work and reading his blog for 2ish years? So I shouldn't have but couldn't help mysekf and bought this beauty. I'm sure it will be a house favorite.

my pots are still cooling. I should be able to sand the bottoms, take photos and put on etsy during afternoon naptime.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Birthday birthday

I knew this day would eventually come..he's finally one.

and we had a blast.


He took the cake part out and ate the wrapper.


I'm carving 10 mugs tonight, going to bisque tomorrow night. Hunters party with friends is saturday, tacos and beer for all who come. :) I'll glaze sunday and monday, fire again monday night and hope to have new hot pots on tuesday afternoon and put them on etsy soon after.

better get to making some pots before I pass out from birthday fun

Friday, December 3, 2010

blogging before bed

Ready for bed but I thought I'd post some pictures. I didn't think I would have enough time for another kiln load this year so I'm excited to get some more bowls and mugs out. I'm looking forward to making some different things next year.

glazed some bowls

carved some bowls (narwhal and sea lion are new to the bowls)

and the cutest almost one year old ever waving at you! Hi blog readers!

now to hit the hay so I can keep up with the tornado of destruction. Side mommy talk, now he thinks he is a bonafide daredevil. He can't walk but he can climb up a 4 step step ladder and thinks that standing up in shopping carts is hilarious.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

back on the bus

Okay so after the disaster and working out a plan with the owner of trouble coffee company, I feel much better. Got my babysitter to come for 2 hrs and I made bowls and mugs.

not your ordinary bowls and mugs, these guys are for people who are serious about their food. Big bowls, big mugs. :D not for your dieter...unless you want a big salad or water (boring).



Sending 5 mugs to San Fran, the 5 out of th3 first 30 to survive.

and little man is getting a fohawk.. now to get some gel and stick it straight up!

feels good to shake the kiln disaster off