Friday, November 20, 2009

I Love Fridays!

Friday's are great days for me! My 6yo is in school, and my husband takes the baby and my son to town for his OT/PT therapys, so I have a few hours all to myself!

Today I threw a few boards of large mugs, handles to be added soon.

some good sized batter bowls and a lone medium sized bowl.

a large soup tureen that hopefully be the centerpiece of a show i'm doing on Dec 5th. I have a lid for this one too and will be putting a base on it when it dries a bit. If all goes as planned it'll be sold as a set w/ some soup bowls. Now that I think about it maybe I should make a ladle too...

now i'm off to make up some glazes, hopefully i'll have some test tiles to show off in a few days...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

much more productive today!

well the house is a disaster, but i managed to get 3 boxes of clay portioned out for throwing, made some candle holders, and some kiddie dinner sets.

candle holders, going to stamp around the rims tomorrow. i have some new stamps i want to try out!

these are my child sized dinner sets. planning on adding flowers to one set, bears to another, and not sure about set #3. i know my 6yo daughter will go nuts over these when she sees them. i can envision several in our cubboards in the near future lol... esp if i use pink!

still need to trim up the plates from yesterday then i'm done for the night. tired though, maybe i'll just wrap them up and do it tomorrow...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Plates! Yeah!

I managed to get some plates thrown tonight! got a few more on another shelf.  didn't get any glazes mixed up, i'm tired and my eyes are trying to close on me.  the last time i made glazes in this state the glaze turned pretty funky, and not in a good way.  it's still sitting there waiting for me to figure out what when wrong.

a simple casserole, but i like it.  all dry and about ready to go in the kiln.  I still need to work on my lids I think, this'll due for my kitchen though. maybe it'll be ready for thanksgiving! 
more tomorrow hopefully!

not a totally useless day

well I got lots of slabs rolled today, that's something i guess.  I layered them in a large rubbermaid bin so they'll be ready to go when i need them.  have i mentioned that i really want to get a slab roller lol...  I'll be putting the kids to bed shortly and will get to work throwing a few things and then maybe mix up a batch or two of glazes.  so not a completely useless day i suppose, even though i would like to have gotten done a little more. 
i would have gotten more done, but the little collection bag for my daughter's urine sample kept falling off and i wasn't able to get a sample at all.  ended up having to drive out to helena to pick some more bags up from the hospital there.  i'll be glad when this is all over and done with. 
didn't get a darn thing done yesterday.  well, i threw 3 plates and cleaned my work space a little, but that's it.  the problem? my daughter has 4 teeth coming in at once and she was a little monster yesterday.  that and she's got some on going medical issues and i had to run a couple errands to get some stuff for a urine test they're going to do today.  poor thing turned 1yo over the weekend and has already been through so much, so many blood tests, so many drs, now it's come down to a urine test.  i do not want the dx they're leaning towards, but it would at least end the questions of what the heck is wrong w/ her.  we won't find out for a couple months, guess it takes awhile for the test, but if it comes back positive this will be the 2nd rare disease/syndrome the the girl has had. ok, enough of the personal stuff.  i don't plan on putting alot of this stuff in here, but occasionally i suppose i just need to get it out of my head. 
on the agend for today - the urine test stuff of course, lots of slabs (did i say i really want a slab roller??), portion clay, need to throw and personalize some soup bowls and plates.  also want to make some kids dinner sets.  will post some pictures of what i get done.
kids are up, got to get busy...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Man it's been a busy weekend.  Kids birthday parties, family dinners, worrying about my 1yo (unknown medical issues) and still working on cutting up that elk, my goodness that thing's huge - 60lbs of meat so far and still haven't started on the haunches...  So it's time to get back to work tomorrow and I really need to get my hands dirty.  It's fascinating to me how the dirtier I get the better I feel about things in general.  On the agenda - unload my kiln, finally! Portion out some clay and roll some slabs in the AM (what I wouldn't give for a slab roller). And hopefully if I can get the baby down for a nap while my 3yo is in preschool I'll throw some mugs, soup bowls, candle holders, and plates. Then when the kids are in bed I need to mix up some glazes. we'll see if I can get it all done... my hope is that by writing all this down for the world to see I'll have a goal to focus on and not get distracted on a spur of the moment project like I tend to do sometimes.  Of course those projects often turn out pretty good, but not always.  Tune in tomorrow to see what I actually accomplish...

Friday, November 13, 2009

bisque fire yesterday

well got my kiln loaded and bisque fired yesterdayI've been so busy today i didn't even have time to crack the lid open.  now I have to get to work on some orders - total of 16 soup bowls, some lg mugs, a business card holder, and a set of dishes for a family of 9.  won't have time to start tomorrow - going to town for a kids birthday party, grocery shopping, etc... sunday, cutting up an elk my husband brought home from hunting - yikes!  it's HUGE!! more on monday...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

boy this was easier than i thought

where do i start? hadn't planned on creating a blog. i was just looking around and curious how these things were created. viola, here i am! i really should get off my butt and load my kiln for a bisque fire but i'm feeling lazy. my ware rack is full, i'm quickly running out of room, the kids are all asleep and i'm on my laptop. go figure. should be working. but it's almost midnight so maybe i'll just go to bed and load it up in the morning. that sounds like a plan. and maybe if i keep up this spur of the moment blogging thing you'll hear more from me lol... (maybe i'll even post a few pictures)