Saturday, October 30, 2010

dreaming about glazing

I'm sure others do it too

but I may have had a glazing breakthrough dream last night. Lets cross our fingers and hope it works and find out in 2.5 weeks.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

beach days and missing cup

So it's 88 in late october... so we've been spending some days at the beach. Hunter is fearless when it comes to the water. I had to stop him from diving (crawling) under the waves.

I've also been photographing and uploading some wares on to etsy. Which brings me to the missing cup. I unpacked everything left over from the art walk and seems like I'm missing a tumbler. :/ I hope it's just misplaced. I know I didn't sell it because it was part of a set.. and the rest of the set is here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jason Burnett

Every time I see his work, I swoon.

I also get the urge to learn how to use decals.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

listing new work

Listing new work on Etsy this week.

Also going to work on some pasta dishes and ornaments. yay.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Art walk fun

That was a lively art walk and I'm ready for bed. Poor Hunter doesn't appreciate staying up so late. Maybe this means that I need to work on other people being able to put him to bed.

Sold my favorite octopus serving bowl to a lovely couple. Gad it went to a good home. Now to list all my new stuff on Etsy!

bye octobowl

my snazzy set up. lol.. :)


and little man, who tried really hard to stay up and not be cranky.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

parents and small meltdowns

So I'm kind of glad that my mom doesn't read my blog, or knows that it exists.

She doesn't understand why I make functional ware, she doesn't understand why I don't just go to target or any other mega chain store. She's starting to try, must give her credit for that, even if she brings her own plates and bowls when she comes over.... :/ I don't understand who wouldn't jump at the chance to eat from our tableware. We have an impressive collection of Ayumi Horie, Brooke Noble, Steven Colby, Ron Philbeck, Jen Mecca, Justin Rothshank, Keith shit.. from Mudstuffing,Judi Tavil, John Britt, Dawn Ferguson, Shoko Teruyuma, Matt Kelleher, Bernadette Curran, Jennifer Allen and the list goes on...

Anyway, I insisted that she eat from one of my new whale bowls tonight and she finally said okay. Once she was done eating, she looked up at me and said "Why do you have to draw whales? can you just keep it to circles and patterns? I hate whales" Oh palm face. Why do I even try?

I just find it so odd that she finds comfort in mechanically reproduced wares lacking a soul and is totally weirded out by handmade objects.

Anyway.. ::sigh:: moving on.



I need to crank out the new work for this months art walk, it's the north beaches 3rd anniversary art walk. The big serving bowls take up so much room in the kiln. I can fire 6 of them at a time, with room for 6 cups. I'm firing right now and not sure how but going to try to make and fire a load by next thursday. :o

I had to play the crazy packing game with the kiln tonight. I might have been a little stressed after dinner. Took 30 minutes to pack a small kiln.... came inside to find some food containers outside of the fridge. I went to put them back in and about had a meltdown rearranging the fridge to make the containers fit. (I might need some sleep)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010





The sgraffito part is definitely my favorite part of the process, even if one drawing does take 20-30 minutes. So many little lines. :)


Our big adventure of the day yesterday was trapping a balloon in the laundry basket. I'm pretty sure I blew Hunter's mind. He's still clutched onto the balloon right now. I'm almost positive he's saying up too.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

glazing part 1 and pie

Working on some bowls.


and turns out that it takes me 2.5 days to eat an entire sweet potato pie.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

sunday funday beach day

Spent the morning at the beach and now carving and blogging during naptime.

I love nap time!

serving bowls


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ayumi Horie mug

Came in the mail today!

Thanks to the pots in action contest, we came in 3rd and got the BEAUTIFUL monkey/bat mug. It's pretty spectacular to be honest.

She has her homesale going on this weekend with Kristen Kieffer and some pots going up for sale on her website soon. after.


Monday, October 4, 2010

serving bowls

Serving bowls are my favorite things to make now. I love throwing them, glazing them, and carving them. It's probably because I have such a large canvas to draw on and I find them really useful, I have several in the kitchen and one in the living room as a large catch all.

I definitely go through phases of what I like to make, for the longest time it was mugs.


and a quick hello from hunter

Saturday, October 2, 2010

hot pots and a happy dance

I'm done experimenting with glaze application for now. I've arrived at my happy place.

Did a 1/4 of a load just to be sure it would work out the way I wanted it to and for the first time ever, I wouldn't change or tweak a thing. This is possibly due to only sleeping 15 min intervals from 1am- 5am and right now anything that isn't a teething baby makes me happy.

Oh on a cool mom note, Hunter can officially say mom, mama and knows what it means :) :) and he can mimic the word Jake. Not sure if he knows jake = dad yet but he can mimic and babbles it all the time. JAKE JAKE JAKE JAKE JAKE JAKE JAKE.

sorry for the bad pictures, I just snapped a quick few (or 10) via cellphone

Pink sperm whale serving bowl

green gray whale serving bowl

gray whale deep bowl

octopus and sperm whale cereal bowls


experimental pendents (some i dig, some i could live without)