Mixing glazes and firing kilns.

Posted on Jan 21, 2015

Things are moving right along in the studio with a few bumps here and there. Most of the mugs for the mug sale are photographed and posted in the shop. They’ll go on sale on Sunday, January 25th at Noon eastern time. Depending on how this next firing goes, there may be a few more goodies appearing in the shop between now and then.

Sarah Regan Snavely Greyhound in the sunlight

Depending on the next firing…. Because I “lost” an entire load of mugs and cups. Because is this ceramics and that’s the way it goes. Phooey. Plenty of seconds. What to do with them? I hate to take them to Mr. Hammer because they are functional in spite of their flawed glaze. Maybe they’ll come with me to the Greyhound Gathering in May? I would put them up online at a reduced price, but, it takes as much time to get things organized, photographed and listed in the online shop as it does to make the mugs. Humm….

Sarah Regan Snavely Greyhound Pattern

Right now I’m down to one functioning kiln (and the tiny test kiln). There are two others sitting in my studio in varying stages of “project.” The old kiln, the one I started with, needs a new top row element (like heating coils). Easy fix but a pain in the butt job. I can do it, but I keep putting it off. Because what I want is a shiny new kiln. When is the time to thank the kiln for the great job in the past and send it to kiln heaven?

Sarah Regan Snavely Greyhound Pattern 2

The other project kiln needs all new elements and a visit from the electrician. This kiln was a freebie. It is half the size of my current working kiln. I’d like to have it up and running, but I don’t want to call the electrician to work in the studio while the studio is stuffed with so much work. After the mug and memory box sale would ease my mind.

Sarah Regan Snavely Greyhound Portrait

So juggling. Things are moving along. New glazes mixed today. Test tiles and boxes firing in the kiln now. All is well. Good times.



  1. Evilene Miller
    January 21, 2015

    WHAT is the address for the STORE so that I can see them? I don’t know how to look at them and then buy one!!! I also don’t know if they are microwave or dishwasher safe. I would like to know this….especially microwave safe?


  2. Sarah Regan Snavely
    January 21, 2015

    Oops! the shop can be found at sarahsnavelyshop.com or by clicking on the shop button on the top of this page. Yes microwave and dishwasher safe.

    • Jasteena
      April 15, 2018

      Hi Sarah, I’m trying every which way to order an urn.

      Your shop site says it’s under construction.

      I’ve sent you an email, a Facebook messenger message and now here.

      Please please reply to me. Jasteena jasteenadhillon@yahoo.com

  3. Robin Willoughby
    January 21, 2015

    Good dog help is a bonus….

  4. genjiscorner
    January 22, 2015

    There is never a dull moment in the studio. And he is there to remind you why make greyhound art


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