Tuesday, April 22, 2014

bowls with holes are for?

A ball of yarn...for those evenings you put your feet up and do needlework. No more chasing the ball of yarn all over the place.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Raspberry (NOT) delight!

Our raspberry glaze at the BMCA clay studio is gorgeous deep red, with some blue tinges here and there.  It works well as long as you honor it's limits.
Too drippy to be on with another glaze near the bottom of a pot...guaranteed to run onto the kiln shelf.  Gorgeous all by itself

And now I know she just (being persnickity, must be female, raspberry) won't paint onto anything either.  I tested it about 6 times, painting little orchids onto the clay, then firing at cone 6 (all our glazes are geared for that temp).  They came out grey and fluid looking. And I learned the drippiness of the glaze means it blends like a watercolor, completely without control, when other glazes like white or yellow are added.  These were on a verticle surface and I knew too much of raspberry would run downhill.  I just didn't know that all the red in it would run away too!

But I actually like the free flowing nature of these blossoms...watch out impressionists!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Have a happy egg, chocolate, life affirming day

I learned this week that these are indeed Phlox, which I always thought of as the taller variety...these are creeping phlox, who'd have thunk it!

Happy Easter to all who celebrate it. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Business meeting luncheon

I had wine for lunch.
That's my excuse.
The photos are just terrible.  Not the subject, my friends are very beautiful women and I didn't do them justice.

Nor myself apparently either.

Our business didn't take long, but we sure lingered over a delicious lunch at Pat's house the other day.

And that's as much as I care to share...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Which kitty will she choose?

OK, shipping isn't 100% safe.  A well-bubble-wrapped tumbler broke on its way to its new home.  So I made a couple of replacement options.

One is squared off at the top, and the other is triangular, like the rest of the set.

Choose me mom!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Knitting Bowls

In the foreground are 2 knitting bowls awaiting the glaze firing.
A finished bowl to hold a ball of yarn, and let you run the yarn through the curl cut in the bowl...either for knitting or crocheting.  Other colors of bowls are also going to be for sale soon at the Tailgate Market in Black Mountain.  It opens on May 3 this year, same location behind the First Baptist Church at 200 Montreat Ave.