Friday, December 5, 2014

R&D & Kris Kringle Mountain Market

Much of my time with clay is taken up with research and development, R&D. In fact many of my shelves are filled with pots which fit in that category. One of these days I'll sort through them and decide if I'm going to make more or not. Or I'll decide if I need to do more research. I finally figured an easier way to attach these driftwood handles. I'm using a curved upholstery needle to wind the linen thread through the holes.

I picked up a diamond drill bit for my dremmel tool. Gary helped me drill out the two holes in this tall driftwood handled basket yesterday. The diamond bit cut through the glaze without a hitch. Then I was able to attach the handle.

This afternoon and tomorrow I'll be at the Kris Kringle Mountain Market. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Hope your market is fun and you have lots of sales. That driftwood handle technique has really been a good idea!

  2. Glad the diamond bit worked for drilling your holes. We had some salt and pepper shakers with filled holes and Jeff was able to drill them out with one. A handy thing to have in your tool box.

  3. Hi Barb, thanks, too bad the really large ones had a problem with their glaze in that firing, including the one with the star fish. ugh.

    Hi Joanne, thanks, hope it's a good one.

    Hi Michele, thanks, I was surprised at how nicely the bit worked.

  4. Hooray for the diamond bit - and good luck at the markets.

  5. Hi Sue, thanks, I was amazed at what short work the bit made of the drilling and the hole was smooth.

    Hi Lori, thanks, a good tool makes all the difference.

  6. Oh, yes, R&D! I knew there was a good term for my experiments :) I'm thinking of having a studio sale to see if some can find homes...


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