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!