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Just a reminder that my Etsy Holiday Sale is LIVE through Dec. 18th! Get 20% off your whole purchase by using coupon code JINGLE at checkout. Plus, $5 shipping per address. Not including custom orders. I had a shop open on Etsy for years before really adding anything to it. (Sound familiar to anyone else?) I … Continue reading Behind the scenes… ?
If you’re in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area this week, I hope you’ll stop by my Holiday Studio Sale! 20% off everything, including Seconds, Samples and Discontinued Items that are already marked down 50-75%! (and if you’re not...Show More Summary
I love giving gifts! I love trying to figure out the perfect gift for someone. It has to be unique, thoughtful and personal. Sometimes I get a little stuck and I find that looking at online “gift guides” will help give me a spark of an idea! I’ve been doing most of my Christmas shopping … Continue reading Gift Guide for Emily Murphy Pottery ?
The business side of my holiday season is winding down now, and the personal side of the holiday season is revving up for me! I’m giving my self a little more time this year to prepare for all of our family festivities. I really want to thank you all for your support this season! It’s … Continue reading Happy Holidays! ?
I’m having a little impromptu sale this week in my Etsy shop until Monday! Just head over to my Etsy shop, and when you are checking out, use coupon code SPRING2014 to get 20% off your order, plus $5 flat shipping. Sale ends next Monday, April 14th, so don’t wait! The reason why my shop will … Continue reading Spring Sale! And some news… ?
I woke up from a dream this morning with the realization that my current glaze pallet is similar to that of colorful macarons. Inspiration in retrospect? I’ve been thinking a lot about naming my glazes with better names. In my studio they are named in a very utilitarian way: name of base glaze + colorant. And … Continue reading Macarons ?
In my head, I’ve been writing/ blogging all along. Months have not passed since my last post. Throughout the week, I compose many posts in my head. But then when the kids are in bed, the dishes are done and I sit down at the end of the day, I realize that my brain is … Continue reading Imaginary blogger ?
If you’re like me, you pride yourself in finding the perfect gift for your friends and family! You’re on a quest to find something that is both unique and a great match for their personality and interests and sometimes that’s really hard! I’m here to help you make a match! My Etsy shop is well … Continue reading 2015 Holiday Gift Guide ?
I’m honored and excited to be guest hosting this week’s Pots in Action challenge, #PIAurban. Ayumi Horie started the @potsinaction Instagram feed over a year ago. I’ve been a fan of Ayumi’s work for years. Both her pots and also her approach to sharing clay in the world – both online and in the community. Show More Summary
For my daughter Ada’s birthday, she asked to do a pottery project as part of her 5th birthday celebration. We brainstormed ideas for a while. We weren’t going to be able to do a hands on / wet clay project this year. So we decided to do kid drawings on plates. I made a 7? … Continue reading Handmade plates with kid made drawings. ?
A few months ago, when I heard about the pre-conference happening before NCECA, Making Through Living—Living Through Making: Studio Pottery in 2010, my thought was- ‘I have to be there’. Then I read the list of presenters and once again thought- ‘I really need to be there!’ But, the reality is that I can’t make [...]
It’s been a busy week setting up the final details of my studio. I know once I’m deep into the clay, it’s hard to find the motivation to take care to the remaining items on the to-do list. I really don’t want to mess up the plumbing, so I was anxious to figure out some [...]
One of the things that I knew I wanted to build in my new studio was a nice big splash pan for my trimming wheel (I have a separate one that I use for throwing). I often use a large foam bat or a Giffen Grip, so a regular splash pan just doesn’t work. Plus [...]
Thanks for the warm ‘welcome back’ and all the congratulations and well wishes! All the comments and messages make me feel like I’m at a reunion of good friends that I haven’t seen for a while! I’m full of warm fuzzies. As promised, this post is all about my studio build out. A few months ago [...]
I started to put this post together about my winter morning ritual of steel-cut oats last night. This morning I was sitting down to eat a bowl full of warm oats and as usual I opened up my blog reader to catch up on the happenings of other potters. I discovered that Keith Kreeger had [...]
I put this most together last week but didn’t manage to post it before heading north for the weekend. As I mentioned in my last post, I fired my first soda kiln of 2009 last Sunday. I unloaded it on Wednesday between classes and managed to snap a couple of quick pictures in the process. [...]
I just came across this little instructional video for a making a USB powered mini pottery wheel out of an old hard disk drive: USB Pottery Wheel Of course this is not something that you could really go into production with, but it is pretty amusing. Maybe I can talk Ian into trying out this little hack [...]
I’m excited to announce that the 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Chicago is coming up on December 12th at Lillstreet. Empty Bowls is an event that brings pottery, community and good food together to help fight hunger. For the last three years, my friend Joanna Kramer has been organizing the event for Chicago. (I’m including a letter [...]
It's up now- Akar's Yunomi Invitational 2008.What is a yunomi you ask? Yunomi is an informal Japanese teabowl that is taller than wide, with a trimmed foot.Akar's site was overwhelmed this morning, but the bottleneck seems to ha...
This is the first of many posts in my new "Surface Decoration Technique" series.I have been creating, soda firing and documenting simple straight sided cylinders with a variety of surface treatments for examples for my classes and...