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About claytonhill

Artisan of beautiful and functional art, handmade in our glass studio. All items one of a kind due to the nature of our medium. A little about me: As the mother of four children, multiple four-legged 'children', wife and an ER nurse ... I've always found pleasure in pursuing creative outlets. My current 'hobby' is kiln-formed glass. As I never do anything 'half-way' ... my husband and I are really enjoying this medium. Other hobbies have included/include stained glass, quilting, knitting, wine making, candles - oh, and a brief trial of the ancient Ukranian art of etching designs on blown eggs ... don't ask. :) You can view my on-line glass store at www.chneos.etsy.com

Summer Lovin’ …

DH surprised me tonight by suggesting a vit pull.  Aww … Thanks, babe!  So – we did.  It’s Bullseye aqua, teal, steel blue, emerald green, powder blue, warm white and clear.  I’m happy with the results! And then, I stole … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

So, my dad and grandpa got Amazon-love … Umm, without cards!  What’s up with that???  Where are the ‘gift notes’ Amazon?!? [Horrible daughter/grand-daughter hangs head in shame …] DH bought himself a gift (a pneumatic tire changer-thingy), along with my … Continue reading

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T.G.I Summer!!!

Finally – some Michigan sunshine!  Chloe met the big pool.  We even tried getting her in, to float on a raft … Based on the flailing and wrestling match to get her back on the deck, I’d say she didn’t … Continue reading

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CowBell & the Baboon Aszzz …

Chloe got through her first heat.  Good golly it was painful!  I needed to take pseudo-affected ibuprofen through-out the whole ordeal!   So, let’s just describe the hot-mess, horror story with her rear end swelling to a situation x300 % … Continue reading

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Life in our zoo …

I played a bit in the studio tonight … Working on more reverse enameling projects.  I have a lion (or llama – you decide) spoon rest, an elephant ring dish, and two stamped plates in-the-works.  I hope to combine reverse-enameling … Continue reading

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Staying Busy …

Pretty busy week here at Clayton Hill … Our Tubby had babies on Monday!  Strong, healthy tawny and blue pups … and Mom!  All are doing great!  Miss Tubitha likes her some food, she does!  Which is a blessing – … Continue reading

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Clean Studio = Tired, But HAPPY!

Spent a couple of days this week cleaning up/organizing my haven, uhh STUDIO!  Good golly, it’s been a while.  But she’s all back together – I can find stuff, AND I have open spaces to work!  What a cool idea!!! … Continue reading

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