Last round of work headed into the kiln today for my open studio sale!
My kiln is getting hooked up on Monday and will be ready to rock and roll. I have lots of making to do for my upcoming events, and hopefully a little website restock!
I’m also eagerly awaiting a shipment of @plainsmanclay from my friend @cirocapri84. So so excited to give these new clay bodies a try!! Much excitement in the doghouse.
Elegant, quiet, sturdy. Three words that I based my fall collection off of. Picture this: it’s late October, a little chill in the air. You’re reaching for a cozy knit blanket, Netflix is loading up and your person (or your child or your roommate or your own damn self) is stirring some cocoa on the stove. Life is good. That’s where these come in. Quiet mugs for cozy moments.
Small espresso cups with my grubby lil finger marks in the glaze. My way of saying “haaaay, it me!”
Excited to experiment with mason stains a little bit more. For right now I am focusing on one clay body/glaze combo. It’s a little scary to switch things up so drastically, but my hope is that you will enjoy this new line of more simplified wares just as much! New stuff is cooling in the kiln as we speak!
Plates ☠️. Plates are a fickle beast. They are hard to put into production due to the space and materials they require, thus why I only make them on a custom basis. It takes almost 50lbs of clay to throw 10 plates. For reference, that 50 lbs could make about 40 mugs comfortably. Yowza! Plates are also very particular about how they are handled. If you breathe on them wrong, you’re bound to have a bad time.
That said, they are my favorite things to throw and trim. Swipe through to see the different views of a dinner and side plate. Dinner plate is drying, side plate is bisqued. Thanks to my amazing, patient customer who understood when I looked at the plates wrong and had to make them again 😆❤️ Later this year I’m hoping to put some plates into production- don’t hold your breathe though.
May your Monday be full of deep breaths, good coffee and minimal bullshit. Amirite!?
Happy Sunday ❤️ I have received lots of questions lately about when work will be available on my website. As soon as my summer markets/projects are over I’m going to be switching things up and focusing on keeping my website stocked pretty consistently. Are you eagerly awaiting a restock? What are you most excited about seeing from me in the coming months?
Glazing espresso cups alongside my trusty steed today. Munching on a sweet bunch of cherry tomatoes from my pals at Sandy Bottom Farm 🌞
Throwing a color block bowl. The clays don’t dance well together on the wheel due to the lack of wedging/coneing required to achieve the color block effect. Worth it though 😎
This is one of 120 if these that I have to make for an upcoming empty bowls event hosted by Spectrum Youth and Family Services. This is my dream project- a large set that doesn’t have to match! They also gave me all the creative freedom in the world, so I’m enjoying it something fierce so far!
“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave it neither power nor time.” -Mary Oliver
Oh boy guys- SWIPE TO SEE THE FIRST INSTALLATION OF MUG CLUB! I hope that you are all loving your mugs.
I can’t wait to begin making for round 2.
Handle placement is tricky. I prefer the look of a high handle and the feel of a low one. When I make handles, I think about my daily use of a mug. If I’m dreaming up a new handle I think things like: “would this be comfortable to carry around the office while full?”, “will this make my hands ache?”, “my knuckles hot?”. Function is the underlying point- right? Then there’s the question of how many fingers a handle should accommodate. Lately I’m loving one/two finger handles, but some people prefer gigantic handles. •
What kind of handles do you like?