Friday, October 31, 2008


I made some trays like this one back in April. I kind of forgot about these guys until I found the mold I made for them when I was cleaning. I have 2 more with different designs that I'll be posting over the next few days. I'm entertaining...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bad blogger.

I realize it has been 21 days since my last That's bad. And my only defense is that I've been working...a lot. Since it would take me forever to write what's been going on, let's do this in photos.
First came my birthday. And this the cake that my adoring husband made for me.
Then, we had some company and went to Storm King Art Center. I got to see my favorite Alexander Calder sculptures... and we revisited the spot where Jon proposed 4 years ago on my birthday. And I made A LOT of new work. After reaching my 900th sale on Etsy (now I'm at 925!) I did some math and figured out that in the past 2 years, I've sold over 2,200 pieces. Incredible. I don't think I ever imaged I could sell that much work in my lifetime, let alone in 2 years.
Other things to note==I sent a few boxes out to Sword + Fern who is now carrying a selection of my bowls, cups and a few other things. Also, One and Only: Gifts Made by Hand opened on October 26 at The John Michael Kohler Arts Center. I was invited to do it months ago, I just forgot to mention it. I got the cards last week and there are so many great artists participating. Go check it out! Then it was over the river to the Sheep and Wool festival.
These 2 are alpaca-llama mix. My favorite animals, next to one of these.
Still more working and more birds. I think I have a bird problem.I've been working so much the yard and gardens are not cleaned up at all. I'm not too happy about that. Dudley, however, is perfectly fine with all the sticks and leaves...his favorite. So now it's October 29th. I fired one bisque and a glaze last weekend. Another bisque this past weekend and a glaze yesterday. I'm waiting to unload the kiln again. Lots of snowflakes, lots of birds. Some special orders and some tiny tripods.

I just got back from the gym and I'm soooo tired. I was up until 3:30 am working. We donated my old car and when they came in the morning to pick it up I didn't even hear the tow truck...I was OUT. I guess that's it for now...

p.s. Dudley just farted on my lap. Gross.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Blog feature.

Look! I was featured in JMW Jewelry blog. Be sure to go check out her Etsy shop as well. Thanks Jen!
Tomorrow's my big birthday so I probably won't be posting. My friend and her new husband are coming up for the weekend and we plan on going to Storm King Art Center on Saturday. I used to go there once a year but I haven't been there in 4 years! 4 years ago tomorrow to be exact. My 26th birthday. AND, it was that day and that place, in which Jon proposed. Awwwwww. Here's a pic from that day, post proposal. Me and a Calder sculpture. It's his many sculptures there that make it one of my favorite places.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I love when I make the front page and it's a hand-picked group. And what a pretty list!

Flashfilm interview.

I forgot to mention that I was interviewed by Flashfilm. Flashfilm is an online magazine from Japan that features fashion, art and interior design. There are a ton of great interviews, a bunch from some great ceramic artists (like Stepanka Horalkova and Kim Westad). Go check out my interview.
Other than that, nothing too exciting to report. I've been shipping work out like crazy. I'm taking this week off from making. I made enough work to fill and fire 2 kilns in the past 2 1/2 weeks...which is insane. I unload the last glaze firing today. Fortunately I was able to save most of the work from this last one for my Etsy shop. I haven't posted these yet, but here's a sneak peak. Also, for the past 500, 600, 700...sales on Etsy, I've given away a free item. This time I've decided to give away a free item with every order until 900 sales. 900 sales is a pretty big deal and I just want give a special thank you to more of my fabulous supporters this time around. Last month was my 2 year anniversary on Etsy. My goal is to hit 1,000 sales by the new year. That would be really awesome.
-Dudley hanging out while I pack up work...looking like Huck Finn with a leaf stem in his mouth.-

Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's only OCTOBER.

It seems a bit early to be breaking out the folding tables in the studio, but the holiday orders are already being completed and packed up. I have to think of something really good for the mailman this year...
I posted a cute set of 3 tripods today.

I had a special order for a larger "tiny" tripod, so I decided to make an in-between size and create a little stacking set. I have to get on the ball and take some new photos of the regular tiny tripods. I have them in a bunch of colors right now, but only the turquoise are posted...bad girl!

So, I'm one of those weird people who is anti-TV and haven't had it in at least 6 years. But, I am a total news and politics junkie and I am very much looking forward to listening to the debates tonight. Should be interesting...veeery interesting.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


If you are anywhere near Hanover, MA, be sure to visit A Piccolo Arte this Sunday, October 5TH. They are having their grand opening from 12-5pm. The owner, Karen Snow (no relation), has selected a great mix of my work, in all price ranges. Vases, dishes, stuff! She sent me this little write-up about her shop and look, there's my vase!I love that vase.