Making "Cat Love" mugs this week!
I've wanted to make a set of dishes for a long time. I finally did it! I hosted a table at a "Date Night" event. Hosting included making the menu and setting the table, contacting the other 3 couples at my table and request they bring items from the menu. Easy, peasy, right?!!! So, I… Continue reading Table Settings
a blog post about how we process our wild clay
We are digging our own clay now! It's been an interesting adventure! I have thrown a few things with it! The clay when raw looks like a yellow-y brown color. When we bisque fire it takes on a burnt orange hue, but glazed and fired, oh wow, it turns a dark chocolate color with a… Continue reading Wild Clay Pottery
It's been a busy few months, OK, 6 months! :O since I last wrote here. Time flies! My husband finished building me a pottery studio complete with a tiled floor, electrical, a beautiful farmhouse sink and a 1/4 bathroom (just a toilet in a small closet) lol. My studio is amazing! He also built me… Continue reading Carving Clay
Happy New Year! Wow, it's been a long time since I have posted on my blog! I've been busy making, making, making and not recording! Although, I did start an Instagram feed! Check it out! #hydeparkhill Last fall I had three market events and then Christmas! Now that its the new year, I am excited… Continue reading New Year, New Designs
Well, spring is almost done and summer is almost here! I finally glazed up a birdhouse that has been bisque fired and waiting for glaze for almost a year! Sometimes I am just not brave enough. I love how it turned out! It was hand-built with coils in a style that reminds me of an… Continue reading Cherry Blossom Birdhouse
Wow! I can't believe Christmas has come and gone already! My husband completely surprised me this year and bought me a pottery wheel. I mostly hand build and the wheel as been a challenge to find time and let's be honest ---it's a bit intimidating at first. So now at my house I have a… Continue reading Doodle Art Vase
I love Zinnias! They are my favorite annual flower to plant in my front yard. They grow and bloom all summer long until a hard frost. I decided I wanted to capture their beauty by making a stoneware clay dish- a shallow dish, great for use and display. I used my paper crafting zinnia stamp… Continue reading Zinnias
Let's Celebrate! There are so many things to celebrate in life! Birthdays are one of my favorite things. Lately, I have been combining all my hobbies into one project. (see last week's post: Morning has Broken Petunia Canvas Project) This new project combines two hobbies--paper crafting and pottery. In a future post, I will show how… Continue reading Let’s Celebrate!