Got a new card reader, so you get a picspam post today.

First, that third cephalopot glaze test is out of the kiln. Here’s the three of them together:


I like the one on the end the most. May bring the fluxes back down a wee bit, though; it’s a tad runny.

And here are those tea bowls, all finished:


I didn’t have my notebook with me when I made them, and accidentally used a third less clay than usual. They came out the same size, though, or very near… I knew my throwing skills had improved over the last year, but I didn’t think there was *that* much of a difference. Cripes.

The hoya in the studio is in bloom. It’s the same cultivar as my grandmother’s, who got hers from a cutting off her mother’s plant, which started as a cutting from the hoya in the garden in Indonesia. The smell always reminds me of my Oma.


Aaaaand, last but not least, cephalopot cream and sugar set!




Might even out the size of the tentacles in later incarnations. Or I might just leave ’em all different. We’ll see.

Tea bowls for Paul

A friend of mine from elementary school, Paul, bought a house recently. When I saw him at Fresh Fish, I handed him a tea bowl[1] for a house-warming gift, and he ordered three more to make a set.

They’re sitting in the studio now, waiting for a bisque firing. I made two dragonflies, two spiders, and two snails. Once they’ve been glazed, I’ll drop off three for him, and put three up on etsy.

[1] It would have been a teacup, but I absent-mindedly picked it up by the handle when it was still green. The cup part didn’t fall very far, though, so it survived fine. I just smoothed off the side and declared it a bowl. Turns out it’s just the size tea bowl Paul likes, so *that* all worked out beautifully.