4 Feb 2014

A Princess in winter.

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A Princess in winter.

Last week, Princess was put into a box and shipped to the other side of North Dakota to the Plains Art Museum. The exhibit is called Red River Reciprocity: Contemporary Ceramics in Minnesota and North Dakota. This is a joint project between the Plains and the Northern Clay Center. Holy cow it sure is wonderful […]

28 Jan 2014

From the land of sleet and snow

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From the land of sleet and snow

Had enough of the cold? Yes, me too. It occurred to me as I was clipping the Greyhound’s toenails that I have clipped the hound’s nails many times this winter. And that frequency of dog toenail clipping is directly proportional to how long the winter feels. Poor dogs. Long toenails equal not enough walks and […]

5 Jul 2013

Small jobs.

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Small jobs.

The fourth of July has passed? Already? How can that be? Time zips along… faster than a speeding greyhound. Or something like that. Where are the long summer evenings I remember as a child? Does it feel like time is rolling faster than it used to? Like life is speeding up rather than slowing down? […]

29 May 2013

Perfectionism is a brain eating zombie.

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Perfectionism is a brain eating zombie.

There is an idea eating my brain today. Perfection. It started this morning. I packed an order and I wasn’t too pleased with myself since it contained a tile that I’d forgotten to send with a previous order. Somewhat embarrassed I wrapped the tile in bubble wrap. It was a small tile so required minimal […]

7 May 2013

10 ways my concentration is shot.

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10 ways my concentration is shot.

I know I need to write a blog post about how the mugs in the shop will go “live” and be available for sale at 7PM Central time tonight. That is number one on the “to do” list. Also, I need to finish glazing the tiles for the firing on Wednesday. Then there is the […]

1 May 2013

Watching and waiting.

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Watching and waiting.

Kiln full of mugs is cooling. This is the hardest part. Waiting. These are the best mugs I have made so far. Or they were when I put them into the kiln. Glaze firing is a major factor in the outcome. I want to be pleased. This is a problem. Between now and tomorrow afternoon […]

29 Apr 2013

Subscriptions and mailing lists

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Subscriptions and mailing lists

The kiln is cooling. By tomorrow afternoon the temperature inside the kiln will be within the optimum range. I will be waiting – primed and ready to open the kiln and see what survived. This is the initial, bisque firing. The mugs shrink a little during this firing, a whole bunch in the next, glaze […]

28 Apr 2013

Hunting for crocus and inspiration.

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Hunting for crocus and inspiration.

Spent Saturday morning with a friend hiking around the north edge of the Cave Hills in South Dakota. I was seeking photographs of the flower the people around here call crocus (pasque flower) for future mugs or whatnot, as well as a little respite from my busy little life. Lest you think from the photos […]

26 Apr 2013

Spring clean up and throw out

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Spring clean up and throw out

  Weatherman says 70 degrees today. Perfect to open the studio’s windows and doors to give the place a good clean out. I know the top of the work table is there… someplace. It’s been a good five months of working here and there, not doing a good job of cleaning up. My studio doesn’t […]

25 Apr 2013

Recap.

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Recap.

Poor blog. It ranks low on the prioritized “to do” list. The blog is one of my favorite things to do, yet the ease of sharing on Facebook leaves the blog bare. Darn it. Must work on this. Here is a recap of images of what has been going on since that last blog post […]

16 Feb 2013

Stocking the shop.

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Stocking the shop.

Of course I’m going to have to make them available sometime… I guess now is that time. Mug time. I’ve been photographing and measuring, then adding them to my online shop. They’ll go live on Sunday, February 17 at 5PM CST. Looking over them all… and there are more that I didn’t photograph yet… I […]