Functional pottery made in Wisconsin

Functional pottery made in Wisconsin

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring cleanup in the Studio

There is a feel to the mornings now, a crispness that makes me want to get outside and work on the gardens. I try to curb this urge since our mornings are quite often near the freezing temp as yet. So, I decided to get my pottery out of the winter totes, scrub off the shelves and set up the pottery sales area. Barry had already been cleaning in his back sales room, so I could not sit and eat bon bons!

Now it is just a matter of time for visitors to come and shop! In the mean time we will keep making more beautiful things to temp you all!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

the pottery process

I know I'm disorganized, but I thought it would be nice to show some of the steps to make pottery. I had just finished enjoying my favorite Food Network chef, Nigella Lawson early this Saturday morning and decided to post some delicious pottery pictures. I cannot out cook her, but can do a bit of clay work! This is an extremely busy time in the pottery, as I continue to make items for the studio inventory and must plan out the making of 16 dozen mugs for a special customer. Mugs are, for me, the most labor intensive item to make since there are several steps. The throwing of the body, trimming, handle pulling and later attaching. It's a real joy to have a bunch of mugs all finished and ready to sell!!