I used a terracotta clay body and wanted to see just how thin I could go. I managed to get it down to about 2mm thick. I had to time it just right, as working it too wet would leave me with tears in the clay, and it wouldn't hold up on its own. Too … Continue reading Into The Fold
“You don’t attract wellbeing. It’s continuously flowing. You are either letting it in or resisting.” By Abraham-Hicks Ok, I accept this, and it feels right. The question remains, why am I resisting it? I’ve been swimming in and out of pools of wellbeing, and the opposite, un-wellbeing for many, many years. I can accept that … Continue reading Wednesday’s Wisdoms #9: Wellbeing all around
This started with soft scraps of clay and transformed into a teapot. My amazing daughter was with me in the studio and she added the butterflies. The glaze was a Cone 6 creme that didn't like the stoneware clay body very much. it was painted on, instead of being dipped. I also painted a manganese … Continue reading Chrysalis Teapot
“Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens.” By unknown Well, here I am reflecting on these daily sayings and relating them to my experience. At the same time, I’m learning the benefits … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #9: Oh, that darn overthinking again.
Again using scraps of slabs and joining them together into whatever shape they decide. This was done while I was seeing the smokestacks of ships in my imagination. I decided to experiment with a red engobe of my own mixture. It would have been more vibrantly red, had I fired it at Cone 04, instead … Continue reading Abstract Ship
“Life is like an elevator: on your way up, sometimes, you have to stop and let some people off.” By unknown I feel like I’ve had conversations with family and friends on this concept all my life. The emotional counterparts for this are: “never burn your bridges”, “remember the people who helped you on your … Continue reading Monday’s Meanings #9: Excuse me, are you getting off here?
I think these would be ideal to put your rings in at the end of the day, or when you are washing your hands. The bowls are pinche-pots, the bases are hand-built. I used a stoneware clay body and fired to Cone 6 in an electric kiln. The glaze is mainly a version of a … Continue reading Ring Vessels
“At the centre of your being, you have the answer. You know who you are, and you know, what you want.” By Rumi What if everything I ever wanted is already inside of me, just waiting to come out, but I’ve been resisting it all this time? Well, that might be both frustrating and amazing … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #9: The Answers Within You
“Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.” By Lao Tzu Have faith, everything happens when it should. I know you’ve heard this before. The law of attraction tells us to set our intention and let it go into the universe. Many religions … Continue reading Saturday’s Surprises #8: Let It All Be
“Mistakes are proof we are trying.” From johnbiccard.com This one shook me a little more than I expected. I had to stop and think if I was making mistakers anywhere and what they might be. Is procrastination a mistake of sorts? Perhaps it is. I have a project to do that involves writing something I … Continue reading Friday’s Frequencies #8: Yay! I made a mistake!