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November Uncategorized

And Now for Something Completely Different

In honor of Thanksgiving, I have decided to post a few of my favorite dessert recipes. I don’t enjoy the baking process as much as I enjoy the results, so I am all about making it as easy as possible. For instance, when making pies, I usually use refrigerated dough or cookie crusts. (However, if […]

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November Uncategorized

Inching Closer to the Goal

Happy November, Everyone! I know it’s been awhile since I have posted, and it’s well past the projected deadline for getting my pieces done, but that’s okay. I can honestly say that although there have been delays, they have been mostly positive. The rain and associated humidity eventually cleared up here in North Carolina, so […]

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October Uncategorized

Some Practice Photos

I was taking some pottery photos the other day for practice. Since photography is not a talent of mine, much practice is needed! 🙂 But the photos are slowly improving, so I am happy. Happy October 1st everyone! Make it a fantastic day!

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September Uncategorized

Getting Closer!

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. But after some delays, I am finally getting closer to my goals. I’ve been doing some glaze experimentation, practicing photography, and throwing, throwing, throwing! My second batch is nearly ready for the kiln, and I fully expect to have my Etsy store up and running before mid-October. Woot […]

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September Uncategorized

Some Glazing Mistakes

Okay, so a week or so ago, I was telling you all about how disappointed I was with my first glaze firing. Since I am trying to learn from my mistakes, I would welcome any input from you knowledgeable potters out there. Currently, I do not have my own kiln, so I am paying a […]

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September Uncategorized

A Pot I am Rather Pleased With

It’s not the greatest photo (still working on that!), but this is one of the few pieces from my recent firing that I like. As a matter of fact, I like this vase quite a bit – drips, imperfections, and all! The pot was dipped using Falls Creek Shino under Scott’s Red. I like the […]

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September Uncategorized

Life… and Perspective

After a long battle with dementia, my father-in-law passed peacefully in his sleep very early yesterday morning. He was a wonderful, kind, generous, and loving man. He was the best man at our wedding. That should give you a clue as to his character. After all, how many sons have you known to ask their […]

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August Uncategorized

Impatience, Aggravation, and Frustration

Some days (or weeks) things do not gel, no matter how much you would like them to. I try to keep in mind that these are first world problems; they are not earth-shattering, and should not get me down. But it doesn’t always work. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful that I have all […]

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August Uncategorized

Coolest of the Cool

Stumbled upon info about a potter I had never heard of before. No clue how I did not know about this woman, but now that I do… OH. MY. GOD. Her name is Beatrice Wood, and although she is no longer with us, Ms. Wood ROCKS! Beatrice Wood (March 3, 1893 – March 12, 1998) […]

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August

Hello World!

Hello World! My first post, on my first blog, about my first business. Who knew that unemployment would lead me in this direction? Well, technically, I am not unemployed. I am a temp with an agency, which in this economy practically amounts to the same thing. So, between assignments, I have had more time to […]