Friday, August 26, 2016

tiny views from the tiny details of my current happenings.

boxing orders :)

oak gall dyed velvet holds a new place in my heart.  
the oak, offering so many free gifts to my world and i am eternally grateful.

still awaiting heating elements for my kiln so i may fire to greater heights.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

the fog was back early morning today and i am so grateful for the softness of light that provides for my capture. is official, new heating elements will be a necessary replacement before moving into more ceramic unfoldings.
my test fire pieces were only able to cook to 1989 degrees. 
low fire has been limiting my choices for quite a bit.
hoping to get back to it with repairs at some point before 2017.

Thursday, August 11, 2016


finally deciding on the pure silk strings for my upcoming listings and sliding all the parts and pieces together.  waiting on the right light for their photographic capture.  foggy mornings are not as much a late summer happening as i would find convenient :)

experimental clay pieces for upcoming kiln testing.  
oblong cup and saucers for the modern rag doll my daughter made and keeps close.

hoping to get my kiln up to 2300 degrees this time and if not my direction will be to buy expensive new replacement elements.
i miss the experiments of high fire and the high pitched clinking sounds of the ceramics that result.  they are just so special!

Monday, July 18, 2016

i have been here making friends with the results of new clay.  the result in color was an unexpected twist from my sunny yellow expectations :)

fuzzy yellow happened here though in turmeric stained velvets.

new clasp  formulations from natural ingredients.

petal play inspirations for my compostable version of tagging my nature inspired work.

and tiny scrolls aplenty for happy tiny messaging.

Monday, July 4, 2016

creative wandering

clay formulations from my new clay:)

paper flower arranging

finally photographing and listing the last of my white clay ceramic acorn boxes.

Smiling wide of new offerings in my shop on the way:)

Saturday, June 11, 2016



Hooray hooray to new clay!!!! Looking forward to wandering here in this fresh new block of squishy.  The warmth and earth of this color will be moving and planting me in new places this summer.
Anxious to get started this next week and see what unfolds:)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


 more lace and more earth in my shop favorite combination:)

and some hand dyed cut velvet finding it's way into acorn pouches.

and more nut boxes with fresh ceramic buttons.

so many buttons means so many nut boxes:)

i know i said less plastic...but the silhouetted details and color of these fronds are truly the shape of my heart.

i have not been crown making in such a long time but i had such an inclining to reach in that direction when i encountered these specimens on my recent travel to Washinton state.

two simple fern crowns upcoming:)