Sunday, February 10, 2013


Evidence of Thursday's efforts.

Since LibertyTown is a working pottery school with limited space, I have found it best if I work in small batches, get them through all their steps (trimming, slipping, painting, carving...) and in line for bisque firing before starting the next batch.

(Some of you will be impressed to see that yes I made TWO lids for the jar.  Just in case.)

I have a commission for a cookie jar...I am very limited in my skills when it comes to throwing larger objects (anything over 5 pounds of clay!) especially when the pot has to go UP as opposed to OUT.  Larger bowls and plates are much easier for me then tall cylinder shapes.  So taking on this request was a big chance.  But luckily it was ordered by a friend FOR a friend.  And how big is a package of cookies anyway?

Slipped and drying.  Ready for decoration tomorrow.....

Evidence that Dominion came to lay the new power line!  All I need now is for them to come back and actually hook the new line to the house and the 2nd line to my studio.....

PATIENTLY (!?!?) waiting.....

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Almost There!

I'm nearly done painting the new part.  

How do you like the colors?  We have decided we don't want to live in a dark house this time around.  And I am so thankful to be able to do most of the work before the furniture is  delivered.

The colors are pretty true to life.  At least on my monitor anyway.  The bedroom blue is a different intensity depending on the time of day.

I love the crazy green in the bathroom.  The taped area was helping me decide on an old cabinet I found in an antique store downtown.  (I bought it today.)

This morning the cleaning crew came and the place looks amazing!  I was beginning to wonder if we would ever feel like it was ready to move into.  Now it is shiny and nearly ready for us!

While that was going on I was actually sitting at a potters wheel!  Yup, it's true.  After 2 months I have finally gotten back to it.

By the time I was finished I had 10 small bowls, 2 yarn size bowls and a cookie jar with 2 lids, you know, just in case.

No pictures to prove it yet.

But my back is telling me it's true.