Sunday, September 27, 2015


A little over a year ago I rented a tiny little space downtown and turned it into an art studio.  I have a kiln and about 27,000 paints and pieces of bisque. It is my haven.  Here are a few things I've made since I moved in there.

My studio logo. Lol.

Back wall of the studio.  I'd like to report that it's tidier since we finished moving in, but that would be a lie.

I made this for my wonderful friend Gabrielle for her birthday this year.  I finished it in January and her birthday isn't until July.  It was torture waiting to give it to her.

I made this last year and posted it in my Etsy shop.  It got lots of attention and sold fairly quickly.  A gentleman saw it and ordered a custom one for his fiancee, pictured below.

I painted this ginkgo bowl painstakingly and intricately, using different glazes to shade the leaves and get the shapes just right.  This photo is before firing, mid-way in the painting process.

When it came out of the kiln I laughed loud and long.  All that detail work for nothing.  The ginkgo leaves are so blobby!  I took it to the gallery to show it to Paige, thinking to give her a good laugh.  She made me leave it there and it sold!!  Unbelievable what people like.  Lol.

A year ago I promised my SIL a bowl to go by her front door that she could put keys and stuff in.  I finally finished it last week.  Heh heh.  I guess I dragged my feet a bit because I wasn't really liking it, but she loved it, so that's all that matters, right? 

Bottom view of the bowl.

I got this new copper glaze that I wanted to try.  Here it is on a mug.  I love it!  So sparkly :)

Here it is on an unfired bowl.

And the fired bowl - totally different effect from the mug.  That's what I love about ceramics.  You never know exactly how it's going to turn out. 

I got a custom order for a funeral urn and this was the end result.  I'm still kind of gloating over it :)


  1. The bowl's the best, biased. Urn is indeed awesome!

    1. I like it a lot better after seeing it in your house. It matches nicely :) I'm just a perfectionist and there are LOTS of flaws to my eyes. Lol. It's mostly a texture thing. It didn't fire smooth, even after a second firing. If you ever ask me for another project I promise I won't keep you waiting another year :D