Archive for January, 2012

Got One!
January 31, 2012

Stood in line for “someone” today…

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But for me, it is tea time. Back to work…

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Did you note my new Running Dog Teapot?

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It’s Easy…
January 24, 2012

First, you make a cup. Then you put on brown slip. Then you put on white slip. Then you carve. Then you put on blue glaze and fire. Easy, right?
…hey, is that a new color peeking through this line up?

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Yes! Red! Fired, it will look like this…

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Huh?
January 14, 2012

Just a couple of rocks, you say?…

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Actually that is my media center!
Time to trim a bowl and watch a movie…

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Makin’ Stuff
January 13, 2012

What to do with a diamond plate pattern…

Cut it up and put a bit into a bowl…

What bowl? Oh, a bowl made my Mike Stumbras, 323Clay Resident Artist. It just happens to be the perfect size.

Isn’t it pretty?

Next, use the circle of diamond plate to make a sauce server…

…hmmm, a new form for me.

Next, use more diamond plate pattern to make something else…

See, that was easy, wasn’t it.

Why am I doing this, anyway? A show! A show with my friend, John Lujan. He is a print artist. The show is called (in)organic and opens at Community Christian Church on the Plaza next (February) First Friday.

I better get busy…

In the Studio/at the Farm
January 6, 2012

What do you do when your studio is dark and dreary?

Whine? No. Pitch a fit? No. Sign a petition? No!
You simply ask the studio’s owner (in my case, David Lee, owner of 323Clay) for better lighting and look what happens:

I’ll post an “after” picture soon.

Making bowls to donate to the Lee’s Summit Rotary Club for their fundraising event in February…

Thinking about glazing pots.

(I signed up for Glaze Class!)

This…

This is Top Secret. You can’t see. Yet.

Basically, I am ready for anything…

…including geriatric hoops.

Slow pace at the farm. I lost a hubcap a few months ago and it took me all summer to find another. It was not painted so of course, I had to paint all of them for a good match.

Painting hubcaps is…DIFFICULT!

Here it is again. Before:

Now…after!…

I’m Baaaaack…
January 2, 2012

Weeks of problems with internet. Small price to pay for living out in the country, though. I think I can start to catch up now…

From September till Christmas time, I assisted an…organ tuner! A really fun job just one or two days a week. Here is a bit of what I have seen…

The insides of pipe organs are dark and mysterious…

Yes, I provided “key input”…

Sometimes I “pull out all the stops”…

(But not often)

Some of the churches are really interesting…

Fancy footwork…

I thought this was a pretty cool “piano bench”…

I dig this carpet! It is now the “wallpaper” on my phone…

PIPES! …

architecture…

history…

WoW!…