Monday, June 28, 2010

I have a thing for MUGS--can you tell?

My husband had to build me a couple of shelves in our dining room just to house my mug collection.  And they're full!  The kitchen cupboard is also over-flowing with my ceramic mugs.  I LOVE to buy one mug from each potter that I adore.  They are a wonderful reminder of that artist's personal style.  As you can see from my picks below, I like bright, cheery mugs!  These artists all sell their creations on Etsy and I wish that I could buy them all! Click on link under each picture to go directly to their shops!  Each of these mugs is for sale!  Please buy handmade, support your local potters. Mugs make the perfect gift, don't you think?





Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Goddess Has Returned...A Tribute To Female Spiritual Warriors

There was a time many, many years ago where the feminine side of the Divine was as revered as much as the masculine.  During that time, I believe I was serving as a Priestess in a Temple, Isis's temple to be exact.  Many of my present day Soul Sisters of the Light were there with me at that time. There is a deep instant knowing when we connect again in this lifetime and I'm so grateful for these connections!

Then came destruction and persecution for our beliefs.  Many of us vowed to unite again when the Divine Feminine would return to the world.  Centuries of testosterone based battles raged across the globe while the masculine ruled the Earth.  Now, the Divine Feminine has returned in the form of many of US. 

This is a tribute to the feminine Spiritual Warriors who have returned in body to be of service to all humans on Mother Earth at this time.  Through their selfless efforts, they have inspired an awakening of consciousness and worked diligently to assist in the Ascension to come.  I'd like to express an abundance of blessings and deep gratitude for the dedicated service that these women have gifted to all of us!


Madame Blavatsky and her teaching - Theosophy

Mother Teresa of Calcutta 

Valerie Donner of the Ground Crew

Barbara Hand Clow - author and publisher

Judith K. Moore - Records of Creation

Karen Bishop of Emerging Earth Angels

Meredith Murphy of Expect Wonderful

Aluna Joy Yaxk'in and Center of the Sun

Ronna Herman - channel for Arch Angel Michael

There are many more to thank and I'll be doing that in my next post!

Monday, April 26, 2010

NEW Organic Crop Circle Clay pots are here!

Here are some pictures of my latest batch of Crop Circle Clay pots.  I listed them on Etsy over the weekend and sold 1 mug already.  Woo hoo!  With the exception of the 3 mugs, these pots were all hand-built.  I've really been feeling like creating organic "flowing" wonky wabi-sabi type pots lately.  I also added texture to the bottom of these pots with my stamps so when you hold them in your hands they feel fantastic! 

I had alot of fun taking these photographs.  I really love photography and always have.  If you'd like to see my Etsy shop, you'll find the link over on the right hand column.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Musings

Yesterday was a gorgeous day!  Clear blue sky, white puffy clouds and a chill in the air.  After a week of early mid 70's temps, we had a thunderstorm  and now we're back to around 50 degrees.  Oh, well!  At least we had a fabulous warm Easter and our early flowers are up and blooming.  I've got both daffodils and tulips up and after the warm Easter weekend, all of the blooming trees popped!  I was outside taking pictures of my pottery and I couldn't help but take pictures of our gorgeous red bud tree!  With the deep blue sky and bright green grass as a background, I focused tight in on the buds.  WOW!  Love that pink!!  It's so invigorating after the Winter Slumber that I felt in January.  Mother Earth has come alive!  I'm even hearing some new bird songs that I never heard before.  (smile)...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Testing glazes is part of the process...

For those who aren't for all intents and purposes obsessed with creating with clay, you might not realize all the agonizing decisions that we potters have to make.  We are blessed to live in this time where there are literally thousands of glazes to chose from--especially those of us who buy commercial glazes!  But, every glaze looks different fired on various clays and in different kilns.  A glaze will even look different on pots within the same kiln!    So, glaze testing is an on-going process for potters.  Here are some pictures of some of my recent tests.

The KICKER is that to use my new LASER DECALS, I have to fire my pots 3x--taking them from a high fire cone 5 or 6 to a low fire cone 04.  This is disaster for some glazes, and I have to know what this will do to my glazes and my precious pots!!  It's such a heartbreak to be happy with a pot and then have it ruined in the glaze fire!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Crop Circle Clay comes in with Springtime

Last Fall I had the inspiration to combine my love of crop circle patterns with my love of clay.  The result is a new Etsy shop called "CropCircleClay"  The first batch of pots came of the kiln this past Sunday and I'd love to share a few of them with you!  There are really "Earthy" ones with the green agate (matte) glaze with dark chocolate on the inside, robin's egg blue/green glossy with light browns on the inside, and lilac and grape!  In the future, I'd like to have a glaze palette set so that I'd have some blues, greens, purples and browns.  This isn't as easy as it sounds because of working with the laser decals that create the crop circle patterns.  Each pot gets fired 3x and from the last high fire to the low fire for the decals, many great glazes go funky--especially on my dark brown clay. So, I've been doing lots of test tiles in the last few months!  Please keep tuned to my new Etsy Shop and I'll add more as I go!  Happy Spring!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winter Slumber Begins...

The excitement of "Happy New Years" has faded and now we're into the depths of winter. I feel myself falling into a deep winter slumber. The short days and cold nights make me want to stay inside curled up in a ball, only to waken for batches of homemade hot chocolate and stew. Weatherman is saying we'll have another layer of snowfall overnight. The country is in a cold freeze, we're all going through this together, even those in "sunny" Florida. This is a picture that I took on the farm, it's the moon rising over the frozen field.