Welcome to my Creative Space

People probably often wonder where I create my ceramics, so I am taking the time to show you:

Too bad my creative space isn’t always this clean…. Usually there are tumble weeds of dog fur (which thankfully burns off in the kiln) laying in the corners.  My fur baby (a siberian husky) likes to lay under my feet under the counter out there.  The cork board is my current projects and project ideas, I <3 Post It Notes (no really I do).

The kiln on the left, is used frequently (for more than just a heater for the garage). All of my pieces go through at  least two firings.  The first firing is to bisque, so that wet clay becomes hardened (or is dried out?):

I tend to do ceramics in groups, so I generally have ceramics sitting around waiting for me to get the right glaze out. Then when I get  a large enough number of pieces requiring the same glaze colors, I get to work.

It is hard work putting pieces in a kiln. It is like a 3-d puzzle in a contained space. Luckily I have a very talented helper around my house to assist me.  In the end, you get something beautiful:

Next week, I will announce my giveaway, so excited!

Comments

  1. You do really beautiful work.

    Boy, my garage never looked so fresh & clean and neat as yours!
    In fact, it was always pretty much of a cluttered disaster area ;-D

  2. Krystal Y.

    Love the neat workspace… and definitely love the bowl shown above!!! great place!

  3. oh wow I always imagined you need a cottage with a barn to make claywork! these are modern times, I’m fascinated! *daydreaming abt doing something like that!*

  4. bagsofblessing

    Your creations are beautiful. I always love to see the spaces other people create in.

  5. What a great space! Just checked out your shop – I think I need to feature you on my blog!!! Beautiful items!
    Will be sending you a convo :)

  6. Wow, I love your ceramics! Do you paint them all blue and green? (I noticed that your paint containers are all the same color.) That is super cool. I am in love with pretty much any color that can be found on a peacock!

    • Angie, the green glaze you see actually is a clear glaze. I finish all of my pieces in clear, it is what gives them their glossy shine and their robustness for water/food, etc.

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