The air is fresh and moist as I dip water from the well in the early morning light. The verdant landscape is vivid, washed clean by overnight rain. At my feet the stones surrounding the well glisten damply and the delicate moss which covers them is bright and full of life. Show More Summary
Understanding Glazes: How to Test,Tweek, and Perfect your Glazes- John Britt
Hey, I got a book review in the months Ceramic Review for the book "George Ohr: The Greatest Art Potter on Earth:
I remember when I first started making pottery, I made so many bowls, so many cups. And I glazed and glazed. I read and read. I learned. There were so many heavy thick bowls all over the house it was crazy. We used them until I made better ones, then they got the hammer or got sent to the thrift store and a new batch took their place. Show More Summary
Hatfield Art in Clay is this weekend, I have some more new pots that I am really looking forward to showing. This platter in the photo will be there, toasted wood fired slipware. I am out of communication with the … Continue reading...
A friend lent me a really amazing book, and since it's been a busy week I only now got around to really perusing it. It's called Textile Designs: 200 Years of European and American Patterns for Printed...blah, blah, blah. It's a really long title. Show More Summary
Giant Leopard Moth
A reader sent me a link to another potter's Kickstarter project, and while I was there, I came upon some others that seemed interesting, so sharing the links here. Mitch Iburg is nearing his goal of $3398 for a residency on Denmark Henry...Show More Summary
Here is some local pollen I got from my bees yesterday. I am not the best at this...but it might be Daisy, Blackberry, etc. Very cool though!
Here is an ad in Ceramics Technical showing that Laguna Clay has over 900 tons of Gerstley Borate. Seems like it will last a few years more!
I had some extra spray paint so I decided to spray the flashing on the back of the lettering of my sign. Like new!
It is a dog eat dog world out there......Ants or aphids who will win? Maybe a ladybug coming around the corner....
Today is nature day on the blog so I thought I would post some images from the studio.
Fine Mess Pottery is now at Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill! I'm pretty excited about this. Handworks is a beautiful space in a beautiful town right on the Maine coast. Ya just know there are summer people there right now, wishing they had some nice pottery for their vacation homes. Show More Summary
You can't beat an OHAUS triple beam scale. This is how I learned to measure chemicals for glazes, and I just can't warm up to the digital scales. Kinda like I still can't warm up to CDs. Give me vinyl any day. Guess I'm just an old school sort of girl.Gerry gave me this one for Christmas a few years ago, and it has served me well. Show More Summary