Archive for November, 2006

Not for the faint of heart…

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

nor the easily offended. But still, my new favorite video! Introduced to me by Ann and her friends this Thanksgiving. So you can blame the corruption on them. -grin- Warning: contains cusswords, disobedience, lack of fiscal responsibility, and other potential disappointers to those of the parental persuasion.


Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

I was so disappointed that when I left New Mexico I hadn’t found any micaceous clay to bring back with me. I wanted to experiment with it and see what I could make it do in my electric kilns. Unfortunately no one on the reservations would sell it to me; and since I left on […]


Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

The terra cotta paint looks just great. I put the “before” picture up too so you can get an idea of just how awesome. -grin- I got two coats on tonight, plus retouching the white on the ceiling and baseboards. Finally, that part is done. Too bad the hardest part is yet to come.

A thing of beauty… almost!

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

I’ve gotten the light in, and working on the first try! Its effect on the kitchen lighting is tremendous; it’s hard to imagine how we worked in there before. The lower track of the old aluminum doors was fairly stubborn, but I finally got it out after I bought a chisel and was firm with […]

Drywall Dust

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Well, remember when I said that since Josh was gone I was entitled to a remodeling project? Well, originally I was just going to take off the closet doors and install cabinets in the laundry closet to make a pantry… but I find I just can’t let an easy thing stay easy. I’m going the […]

Tony Clennell = awesome

Monday, November 6th, 2006

I just attended the most inspiring workshop that I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. Tony Clennell of Canada’s Sour Cherry Pottery was at Hood College in Frederick demonstrating (among other things) composite throwing techniques. I, who have never successfully thrown more than 10 pounds, learned how to make a beautifully […]


Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Darn it, I just remembered that I’d meant to stash away a jar of pickles in Josh’s suitcase. (Come to think of it, I’d meant to hide a sappy little love note in there, too). Oh well! Lots of interesting ceramic projects to talk about, including the class I’m teaching and the workshop I’m going […]

Birthday Bleah.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

So poor Josh got sent overseas for three weeks, starting this Monday. He’s not that bummed about it, despite the 24-hour plane ride, because he gets to go to someplace exotic with his fancy-pants new camera (though his new beefy tripod was too big to fit in his suitcase, so he had to take the […]