Clayton Hill Studio

Can’t Stop It …

I know … I KNOW!!!  I’m supposed to be cooking for TWO!  I KNOW THIS ~ but, it can’t be stopped!  I started with what I hoped would be a yummy, roasted cauliflower recipe (Pinterest strikes again!) … No offense, but it was… Read More

Cruisin’ Through Summer …

I’m still playing with my reverse enameling and stamps.  A few more to finish and I will have a major coffin load of spoon rests & dishes.  Tonight’s progress:    I was painting while heating up our vit kiln for this brown/tan… Read More

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 like it. … Read More

More Reverse Enamel Trials …

The good news – I have my bubble squeeze program down pat!  Here are my latest spoon rests fired with white luminescent backing.  The bad news – I’m still having issues with color burn out, even while adding more venting … So,… Read More

Updates – and studio news …

Our cheap-man’s stromboli (chicken & mushrooms in crescent dough ‘braid’) from the other night is good … The family says it’s a [not-so-healthy] keeper-recipe … Moving on, DH & I had our pull – the ‘feared’ red cane … It worked, and I… Read More

Interesting …

A pre-fire/post-fire comparison:  Of course, I could try to play off the changes, like some post-diagnostic STD slides … But, no – I tried to follow guide-lines.  My layers were not so thick that they caused cracking … Apparently, FM-HF peach, yellow… Read More

Moo Goo Gai Pan & Studio Work …

Like much of my cooking, what started out as a small meal turned into enough to feed an army (squad – at least!) … I had a hankering for some stir-fry veggies, stumbled on this Moo Goo Gai Pan recipe (DH loves… Read More

I Caused a Stir …

I didn’t mean to – I was just asking questions on a chat board –  talking out loud, working through the process … But stuff got weird (picture THE most opinionated gathering of ER and  ICU nurses – ‘sharing ideas’ … Oh YEAH… Read More

Still Learning …

We had another vitrigraph pull this week … We’ve got a nice variety of cane going – while we continue to learn what to do and what not to do!  Now, if SOMEONE would just finish making my cane-chopper! I played with… Read More

Our 2nd Vit pull …

And dinner.  First (and most important) – we made our favorite cold weather soup (Acorn squash soup)!  But this time, we used a butternut squash.  Yep – just one – cuz it was just that big (- and from my Mother-in-law’s abandoned… Read More