Saturday, March 26, 2016

Spring is in the Air

It is beautiful weather here in ATX. I have been working in my garden pulling weeds and admiring the flowers popping up everywhere!  I've also been busy making wind chimes and cute bird ornaments. Hoping to fire a load in the kiln this week! Happy Spring everyone :)

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sugar & Paris

Happy Friday!

For local Austinites or visitors in the area, you can now purchase some of my mugs and TX ring dishes at Sugar & Paris, a fun boutique on South Congress.

They are located at 1510 1/2 South Congress on the same block as Tesoros, Yard Dog, and Uncommon Objects.

I'm stoked to be in a local Austin shop!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Liquid Gold

Ok, I went out on an expensive limb and bought some metallic gold luster. The stuff is tiny and dear but it is super popular on ceramics and pottery right now. Here are some of the results:

It is hard to photograph gold!!! There are tiny dots of it in the butterfly wings, and little dots here and there.

I played around with the design of the Texas ring dishes...which one works best?

I made a little diagram where you can see where I pointed out some of the gold.

I used Duncan's bright gold and had 1 fail sadly but the rest worked out ok.

Detail of Gypsy Soul mug where the gold is reflecting.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Namaste Ya'll

Here are some glazing process photos- basically what I've been slowly working on all week.

 Mugs awaiting clear glaze and then birds and butterflys and foxes will be added.

This bird decal will be added on the fly free mug to give it a lift.

Here I've added some orange glaze to give a pop of color under the butterfly decal.

This Namaste mug won't get a decal...but it is hand-painted with glaze in a watercolor like effect on both sides. The inside of the mug is rimmed with lavender and red in a painterly style with no crisp edges. I love the idea of Namaste - roughly translated to -"the spirit in me greets the spirit in you". It makes me want to do yoga in a room with large picture windows overlooking nature and then sipping chai tea in bliss when I'm done :)