Monday, March 9, 2009

How to spend a boring day at the office

At one of my jobs today, the boss was super sick and all appointments were cancelled, yet I still had to be there sitting at the front desk, waiting, waiting, waiting for the hours to pass until it was time to go home. I offhandedly mentioned how I wish I had a glob of clay to play with to keep me busy. A co-worker said, "well why don't you just run next door to your studio and grab some". So I did. I returned armed with a blob of clay, a small dish of water, a towel and a needle tool and proceeded to handform this "Pottery Making Dust Bunny", who is busy coning her clay......another day, another dust bunny is born.

(now just hoping I don't catch that nasty bug the boss had)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

One good piece out of a whole firing

Here is one of the pieces I pulled from the kiln this morning. Most of the pieces I had in the firing were 'refires" a/k/a attempts to make better what didn't come out the way I wanted the first time. This one worked perfectly. The others were, well, shall we say less than stellar. Wish I was good at photographing glossy glaze finishes, this bowl turned out with really beautiful colors, the camera just doesn't do it justice.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Perusing Etsy can be so fun!

So I am spending a quiet Sunday afternoon putzing around in the studio, made a driftwood and earth pod set, a toothpick holder and a miniature, and I mean little, birdhouse. Ramble on downstairs to listen to the Nascar race (dang, Matt Kenseths car blew up and he is out of the race already......) not much point in watching the race anymore so I sit at the computer to search for other miniature birdhouses on etsy. Helps me to establish pricing to a certain extent. While looking I stumble upon this listing hilarious, I am laughing my butt off. Be sure to check out other dolls in that shop too. Love the humor!