July 2016

Decorating Pots...

Dear Friends:

Hello, again!  I spent all day Sunday (yesterday) decorating pots.  It was about 96F here and extremely humid, so I was very happy to stay inside!  Buddy was with me, of course.  Here's a picture of the dragonfly mugs in this batch.  Note:  the decorations & words will turn sepia brown in the last firing and will look more natural. 

Crop Circle Clay - dragonfly mugs

Crop circles!! 

Crop Circle Clay - decorating crop circle mug

Glaze fire - after

Dear Friends:  Hello!  Happy Monday! 

Here are some pictures of the pots after their cone 5 glaze fire...

unloaded the kiln on Saturday night.  Crop Circle Clay - pots in kiln after glaze fire

Test piece:

Crop Circle Clay - glaze fire - test piece

Crop Circle Clay - glaze fire closeup

I really love these colors, they look like Easter eggs to me! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Cheers, Diana


Orders Update: Glazed pots & firing

Hello, Friends!  I hope that everyone can understand why I cannot write to you all personally with your own order update.  There are just too many of you and not enough time.  I do work a day job and it takes all my energy on nights & weekends to create. If I wrote everyone personally with an update I wouldn't get any pots made at all!  Does this make sense?  Please do not be offended!

"Made to Order" Orders Update

Hello, Friends!  After healing from my knock-out cold that put me flat out for most of last week, I finally was able to glaze a batch of pots over the weekend.  I'm working on cleaning the bottoms now and will fire them as soon as I do that.  Please stay tuned for updates.  Also, I have the next batch drying in the studio now. 

**Customers who have pots in this batch are:  Sandra E., , Paul E., Delsie M., Judy C., Roslyn S., Erin A., Deb R., Jochy, R., Yvonne C., Jeff H., Cristi A. and Lori H.**

Please join me in blasting LOVE & PEACE to the world!

Hello, Friends!  How is everyone feeling?  The last few weeks have sent almost everyone into a tailspin with one terrible event after another.  People are wondering what's going on?  I see it as a cleansing process. All the anger & hatred must come up to be healed. It will pass.  Please join me in focusing on LOVE and WORLD PEACE!  I believe there are many, many more souls on Mother Earth who are focused on love than hate.  Light will overcome the dark!  Shine your light!

Glazing & Update

Hello, Friends!  Somehow I caught a nasty 'summer cold' and have been feeling really crappy this week.  So, I haven't been very productive.  I was able to bisque fire some pots that were dry enough to fire earlier this week.  As soon as my energy level comes back, I will be glazing these pots. 

**Customers who have pots in this batch are:  Sandra E., Kathleen O., Kelsey, Paul E., Delsie M., Judy C., Roslyn S., Erin A., Deb R., Joche R., Yvonne C., Jeff H., Cristi A. and Lori H.**

Throwing pots

Hey, Friends!  I took some pictures last night after throwing pots in my hot studio and wanted to share them with you.  I'll be trimming them tomorrow morning (Sat.) and then I'll pull some handles to put on them.  The ones that I threw last weekend are drying.  I'll also be throwing more travel mugs for this batch. 

Have a great weekend, everyone!  Cheers, Diana

Freshly thrown coffee & soup mugs and drying mugs

New batch; attaching handles

Hello, Friends! How is everyone? I hope you are all happy & healthy!  After I finished packing up pots on Saturday (see previous post), I spent the rest of the 4th of July weekend throwing pots and alternatively, resting. Last night I started attaching handles to coffee mugs and a few coffeehouse mugs. I'll be making many more pots for this batch... please stay tuned! 

Note: I will list customer's first names and last initials after I fit what I can into the kiln for the first firing.

Shipping pots

Hello, Friends!  It's Saturday morning and I'm shipping out pots this morning.  The last fire for these babies was Thursday night into Friday and I was able to unload the kiln last night.  Next I will sand the bottoms smoothe, wash them, bless them & give them Reiki energy, gift wrap them, then pack them up and take them to the post office! 

*Here are the customers who have a pot in this small batch:  Carla W., Lauren D., Kelly M., Kathy A., Lauran V., Cheryl S., Marta S. and Virginia T.