I have information for the pottery class I'm teaching in the Arts District in Breckenridge. Class begins September 18 and will run 6 weeks, and then we'll have another session after that (November-December). Class starts next week, so find out more detail here and sign up for fun with clay!
At long last, a dry day is here. We've had so much rain this month and my heart goes out to all the Coloradans struggling with massive flooding. Up high in the mountains, I'm enjoying a somewhat-brightly-lit living room as a welcome change from the usual overcast gloominess. During the last sunny day we had (last week?), I rushed outside to sun-bake a few pieces that I couldn't tell if they were totally dry or not.
Here are a few items from the firing, including a beautiful set of 8 pasta dishes, about 8-1/4" wide, 1-3/4" deep. I think they look really fabulous. I want to invite over some friends and serve some colorful Italian deliciousness in them! Ah, but instead I'm going to make arrangements to drop them off with my clients in Breckenridge.
I also made a cute name plate that somehow turned out a lovely moss green instead of blue. It looks really cool and I hope Samuel will love it!
|Name plate, $25|
The other items from the firing have already been posted in my Etsy store. Below is my second custom set of kitty food dishes. It makes me happy to see people buying them in bulk. There are a lot of happy kitties out there, snacking from their new fish bone dishes.
|Kitty dishes, $14 each or 4 for $52|
"Where did that idea come from?" you may ask. I seem to enjoy over-complicating things, and thankfully that can be a good thing at times. In this case, Piers simply asked me to make "a couple of mugs" for the guys who fixed his truck. Immediately I thought, "What if I made tire mugs?" -- not really considering how long it takes to draw and carve tire treads all around a mug. The tread pattern is based on his Cooper Discoverer STT tires, which are pretty gnarly. I love how it turned out, and the guys at the shop are pretty happy with their mugs!
|Tire mug, $45|
|Heart trio, $22|
|Teapot set, $95|