Monday, November 29, 2010

trouble indeed. more wreck pics.

The plan was to unload the kiln this morning, add the divers on this afternoon and coat with clear glaze tonight, then fire so it would be ready to ship wednesday afternoon.


kiln gods and my inability to wait till the cups were dry enough turned my beautiful plan into this


Thankfully I have this little spaghetti monster to help me not have a total breakdown.


so.. Hunter summed up this day pretty well.

:( ugh

so turns out that I can't speed up the process


and make bad firing decisions.


Holy Epic Epic Epic failure.

I tried to hurry things along and everything blew up.

I know better than this. I know better than try to hurry the process along.

Out of the 30 finished mugs, I have 4 that are salvageable.

That's 20 hrs of time I don't have down the drain. Well, suppose the good news is that I only have 4 mugs to add scuba divers to and glaze. :/

I'm going to go hyperventilate and have a heart attack right now.

pictures to come.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

the cups continue

30 cups for Trouble Coffee Company in San Francisco and 3 tests. (I should probably do tests on test tiles and not cups.. I'll learn someday)

Now I need to bisque, add some diver silhouettes, clear glaze, sand bottoms and ship the first batch off to san francisco. I'm exhausted just thinking about it.

we also found some time to get a christmas tree. :)

I also uploaded everything I have on Etsy.. 25 items. I'm so busy with trouble coffee company that I doubt I will have any time to make anything else until late January.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

working during daylight

I have to send a bunch of mugs off to Trouble Coffee Company in San Francisco

So to keep on schedule I got our babysitter to watch hunter for 2 hrs between nap times. I forgot how awesome it is to work while the sun is up! Holy cow what a difference. I feel guilty for feeling this way, but I'm looking forward to preschool. I'll be able to get so much done and even get some time to teach lessons.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

busy busy!

Been quite busy around here.

Hunter is getting so big and he is almost one. I may have a heart attack. 11.5 months old, where is the time going??? Slow down little one. Before baby I didn't realize how quickly time passes, each month seems to be going quicker and quicker.


I'm making lots of cups. Soon some of my work will be at Trouble Coffee Company in San Francisco. Giulietta is amazing, looks like a fantastic place and someday I'll go vist!

I have a load of coffee cups ready for the north beaches art walk this thursday! Coffee cups and winter are awesome. I have a few soup bowls too. Bowls have been selling like hot cakes.. and I only have 4 left. Oops... better start making some more.

I have a glaze fire going right now, so hopefully i'll have some nice hot pots in the morning!

Anyway, that's my ramble for now. I need to get going before my little tornado of destruction takes apart more of the house. :)




Monday, November 1, 2010

growing and changing

With ever small kiln load I keep tweaking things and adjusting.

One of the things I'm playing with are drawings on the exterior of the bowl. This came from a lady, who probably doesn't know how much she influenced me with her simple comment while walking by my table at the art walk. This woman picked up one of my bowls and bluntly said "I'd love it if there was something exciting on the outside".




I guess we will find out if the sea anemone and other sea plant life is too much or not. I can never tell until they are finished and glazed.