river birch plate from a napkin sent by Gary's cousin's wife from Finland. I think this is the nicest plate I've ever made, my colored slips turned out so crisp under the clear glaze. I'm going to hold on to this plate till I can make more to form a set. The plate's made from little loafers stoneware and is about eight inches in diameter.
missing the turtles in Florida. Normally I don't like to see the brush strokes of the colored slip but on this plate I like the effect. The other day on his way to the dump Gary saw a huge snapping turtle crossing the road. He said everyone drove around the turtle giving him a wide berth. Too bad I wasn't with him to take a photo to show you. This plate's about eight inches in diameter.
when a neighbor's beautiful cherry tree was in bloom.
This morning we've cooled the house down to 71 from 84 with the windows open. At first light I'll open the doors and turn on the fan and lower the temperature even more. A sweet smell is drifting in from the forest which surrounds us. With a couple of successes under my belt it's back to the studio to make more. We finally got the last cabinet in the studio and the counters on so stay tuned for photos after I get all the boxes unpacked and organized. Gary said he'll have to help me or I'll never get it done. We do have several other home projects pulling me in different directions so there's an excuse. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.