Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year to you all

Enjoying this very last day of 2009 and hope you all are doing the same.
Life is sweet.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A couple more

Been so busy with family and Christmas, but had an abolutely beautiful Christmas with our two "new" grandchildren. My daughter Kristina married a wonderful young man this year who has two fantastic children and we were lucky this year to have the whole family visit for Christmas. I did manage to get a couple of things out of the kiln this past week and here they are.

Friday, December 18, 2009

More Silkscreen on clay

I love the wrought iron fence with birds and have another piece drying. Also have a few things coming out of kiln today but can hardly remember what went in there. My inventory at the shop is very low, which is a good thing. I am giving another silkscreen workshop on January 16th, so I thought I would take some time to use screens I had made but not used too much, plus working on screens to add more text, etc. to my claywork. Just having fun! Yesterday, I did spend the day wrapping gifts for Christmas, something I usually did at the last minute. Now I need to make a fresh wreath for the front door, but will head to the studio this morning for a bit.
We have 14 or 16 coming for dinner Christmas Eve for DH's annual lasagna. Plus, for the first time since we moved here, we will have children waking up on Christmas morning here. We are definitely looking forward to their visit.

Friday, December 11, 2009

I love doing this kind of work on my pottery, This bowl would look lovely as a decorative item filled with ornaments, or on the holiday table with a fruit salad.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Whew, been busy

Yes, the music plates (two at least), made it out in time and were presented by my friend's chamber music group to their music professors and everyone seemed very pleased with them. I have three more in progress, then I will change to another theme using the music sheets though. This was followed by our annual clay guild show and sale, so I have been very busy. It was a wonderful sale with fantastic pottery and ceramic art for sale. We had a wonderful turnout and I sold lots! The three kitties which I never did get around to posting photos of, sold immediately, as well as my experimental "Leopard skin pattern box" and lots and lots of other things. I am just now trying to get my inventory managed to see what sold, etc. so here are some photos of things "gone." My new beach boxes have a different glaze for water and some additional seashells added to sandy bottom, I think I like this combination better than my original ones, although I think each iteration is slightly different. I enjoy making these and they are very popular and sell right away.