1. Check out theses new yarn bowls.  I love the swoop and have had a great time making them.  The next step is to make a smaller version as a cord holder for charging cords.  Will keep you posted about that. …Read More

  2. Its a new pattern. Stamp 1-2-15. So exciting!! I never know what they will look like until they are finished and I can play around. This pattern looks pretty fun.... Now to make a piece and see what it looks like in real life.  …Read More

  3. Stamp 1-3-15

    This stamp eluded me for a while.  I was looking at the end of a magnolia leaf I had picked up on a run recently.  I was fascinated by the undulation at the tip as well as the almost unnoticeable veins in the underside of the leaf.  I did several sketches of different parts of the leaf and then extrapolated on those and came up with a design that I thought was pretty neat.  When I attempted to create this design it was a different story.  I started out just fine.  …Read More

  4. Stamp 1-2-15

    I went for another run this after noon and came across the seed pods.  As kids we called them helicopter wings and would drop them and watch them spin around and around before landing.  They were super cool! So I came back to the studio and started sketching from the photo's. This is what I came up with: Its difficult to know in the beginning if a stamp will be successful. By successful I mean eye catching, will the viewers eye move over the piece up and down and will …Read More

  5. The 1st stamp of the new year!

    I used the sketches to create a new stamp to bring in the new year and start slowing down.  I tired to focus on the tear drop shape at the bottom of the exclamation point and combine that with the two tear drops that were touching point.  Below are the pictures from the process. I started out with a lump of clay that was about 2 inches long.…Read More

  6. The beginning of noticing

    Its the first day of the new year!  ( My husband says I am the best at pointing out the obvious) So I went for a run to bring in the new year with energy.  I tried to be mindful of the patterns I was passing.  I noticed a vine crawling up the tree, berries on a holly bush, some sort of weird red orange berry with yellowish caps.  It must be poisonous because even the birds are not eating it.  I got lost in my own mind for a while and then opened my eyes to see a cra…Read More

  7. A crack in the bottom! What to do about you!

    As these arise in the studio I will try to take some pictures and update as we go along.  This happened when I was assembling a teapot just a couple of weeks ago. I had trimmed the teapot a little thin around the foot and as I was attaching the handle to the pot I pushed a little hard and it cracked around the foot where the pot meets the foot.  This is how I fixed it: On the outside - I added a little water and pushed it back together and smoothed it out.  On the ins…Read More

  8. When we were kids:

    As we were kids time passed slowly at least it seemed to.  As adults all it does is speed up!  My theory on this is that as adults we have already seen it and don't need to take the time to notice it again.  As kids it was all brand new and interesting, we would stop to smell the flowers and wonder at the grasshopper, now we have smelled that flower and know how the grasshopper moves and don't need to do it again.....  Time passes faster and faster and never seems to…Read More