Tag: spoon rest

Cleaning and photographing …

Doing some much needed deep cleaning here in the studio.  Which is tedious, but also inspiring – as I rediscover half-finished projects, failed attempts and new ideas … I’m also creating listings … taking lots of photos, editing for uploading, trying for inspiring descriptions … Completely tedious, but necessary! Here are a few I’ve been …

Pulls, Puddles and Pool Time!

DH and I continue to play with the vitrigraph kiln, making murrini cane and stuff.  We had a repeat pull tonight, and I learned the value of the bubble-squeeze (along with a more controlled ramp up)! We’ve had some 20+ pulls, and we are learning with each one!  But – that’s a lot of vit …

Finally producing …

I’m a busy little bee today, finally getting projects moved along while starting a few more! Here are my ‘tie-dye paws’ – which will be 4-5 inch dishes once done.  Love them!!! And some of my sandblasted ornament/sun catchers.  (The wine has those freeze-n-fuse grapes from a few months ago; as the daughter of a …

Frit play …

What once started as an ‘oops’ project is now being trialed intentionally … a bright peacock spoon rest: And platters: Snowmen, Bon Appetite and Pumpkin Patch … yep, it’s a Creative Paradise (molds) kind of day.  Fingers crossed that I set my program right! Update … Success:  Love ‘em!  Just waiting for the kiln to …

Productive … and Leery

So far it’s been a good week in the studio.  I finally have all 25 spoon rests completed!  Yep, 19 one-of-a-kind colorful and 6 repeat designs (flowers) … So, now I need to photograph, aargh – my favorite!  [Ummm, here are the first 9 red OOAK colors …] We’re also playing … Busted out the …

I had a post …

All ready to go, heavy on the WWU, but … I’ll talk about what’s going on in my studio instead:  Spoon rests, owls and renovating … Oh my!  I’m wrapping up my spoon rests!  12 down and 13 more to go!  But here’s a pic of the first 7, done and now ready for in-depth …

The beat goes on …

After sleeping for some 13 hours, I woke to our first summer day!  (I am absolutely NOT complaining about the temperature!!!)  So – we spent some time getting the garden in order (rototilling, weeding, general clean-up).  I do believe I will sleep well tonight, but I had a blast playing in the dirt! With our …

Almost human … AKA ‘I got sick’– i.e. GINGER VIRUS

WWU: I got sick – at work.  For a minute there, I thought maybe DH was trying to take advantage of my food allergies (umm, poison me! – But ya know, my life insurance policy stinks, and I’m not quite THAT paranoid); so maybe it was … – actual food poisoning; – salad  overdose; –  …

But Maaa – I don’t wanna ….

I’m on such a productive roll in the studio – I don’t wanna go back to work, darn it! [Arms crossed with pouty face!] I have pictures:  Finally got some badge reel photos taking in prep for listing in the shops:     I have the coffin loaded (and RUNNING!) for new bowls (slumping): I …

“Wrapping” up Christmas – Moving on to the New Year

The rest of the mad dash to meet the Christmas deadline photos are below … As well as some pretty pics – fruits of all that labor.  The kids sure are spoiled monster brats – but whatcha gonna do?  I love them and want them happy … I made candles … yummy winter scents that …