Soap Dishes

I’ve been trying to make a soap dish, where the soap can drain or sit up out of the dish. I made some different shapes and sizes.

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Square soap dish.

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The soap dish has a grid, so the soap can drain.

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Round soap dish.

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Round soap dish.

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I think the ‘grid’ is too small for the dish.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and thank you to everyone who has supported me, through your purchases and positive comments. I have kept busy supplying the stores and galleries where I sell my pots, in Grand Forks, Castlegar and Nelson. Over the past 8 months, I have missed the face to face contact with everyone, and looking forward to when it is safe again. Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and happy New Year. IMG_8918

Summer!

The weather in Trail is very HOT in the summer, so firing my kiln usually has to wait until September when the temperatures start to cool off. I almost have my kiln full with a bisque load ready for when I can start to fire again. Meanwhile, I keep making new pieces.

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Redtangle dish.

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I find I uaually keep some of my very small bowls in my cupboard as I have many uses for them.

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Some new pieces I threw today and a bowl that is trimmed and drying.

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Mugs, mugs, mugs….

Sets

I don’t enjoy making sets like dinner sets, mug sets, nesting bowls, but I do like making small sets that the pieces don’t have to match except for the glaze. I think that a single set is a good gift for someone just starting out on their own, or your Mom or Dad, sister or brother, or the hard to buy for friend..

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This set would be a great Breakfast or Lunch set.

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The plate is 7 1/2″

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Plate is 6 1/2″, This set would be great for toast and juice, sandwich & milk., afternoon snack.

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Soup & sandwich & milk.

6 Weeks of Self Isolation

It’s  a  beautiful sunny morning  and the trees are now turning green with  their new leaves. The past 6  weeks have been “interesting”.  The  first weeks I decided it was a good time to clean my  “studio”,  which I did, although it’s always an ongoing project. My  goal of 20  mugs a month has fallen  by the  wayside as  I decided I needed to conserve my clay or I would run out. I’ve used the time to try some new techniques which are now loaded in the kiln for their first firing. The outcomes of new techniques is a process that sometimes needs to go through several firings. With the warmer weather, I’m looking at taking my kiln shelves outside to grind, spraying glazes on my pots, scrubbing out some empty buckets, washing my tools, larger bats and equipment, and more. My kiln is just about full with a bisque firing, which I hope to do in the next few days, I just have a couple of pieces that I’m waiting for to dry to finish loading the kiln.

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Playing with slip trailing and underglaze.

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Trying some plaques.

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Slip, underglaze and slip trailing.

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New pieces.

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Cassarole dish, just about dry.

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Kiln is just about full.

Busy January!

Clean Wheel

Today was a cleaning day, I’ve been throwing with red clay most of the month. I cleaned the wheel, tools and bats so I can change to my whtie/light colored clays.

Kiln load

The kiln is half loaded.

Mugs

These are some of the mugs towards my goal of 20 mugs in January.

Shallow bowls and wonky vase.

Shallow bowls and wonky vase.

Shallow bowls