Sunday, October 6, 2013

Presence of Mind

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Remember to cover the clay at night that you have been drying outside all day......or it may rain and you will have mud again.

Can you see the puddles in the clay?


I was asked for some mugs that are smaller than what I generally make.  They hold ten ounces.  These are the first ones I made when I was considering handles.....and believe me, I spend a lot of time thinking about handles.  The originals were too sharp on the edges.  They wouldn't actually cut the hand but the possibility was there.  Satanic mugs for Halloween! 


Due to our continuing warm weather we are finally getting morning glories and moon flowers beyond the one or two blooms we've had.  I love it when it stays warm enough for them to completely bloom out!

This was a particularly nice moon flower, starting to sag in the rain.  For some reason wilting moon flowers always make me thing of drooping ballerinas......Swan Lake perhaps?


Autumn is showing up even with the warm weather.  There has been enough rain for the swamp maples to show some wonderful color.  I love the way they look like watercolor washes.


Mist and rain today, gentle but definitely putting a damper on doing much outside today.  The colors really pop in the soft gray.

We have been watching The Hollow Crown on PBS, Great Performances. It's Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and HenryV, by the Bard of Avon himself.  Beautifully acted and filmed, it's well worth watching.

Have an enjoyable Sunday.  This post will also be over on Mud Colony.  Take a look at clay around the world.

As always, thanks for stopping by..............*s*

13 comments:

  1. Dearest Suzi,
    What a lovely and interesting posting!
    Yeah, so much about handles... it makes you admire even more those beautiful pieces that are out there from the past. People painstakingly figured it all out, like you did/do...
    What a lovely moon flower you show, indeed a drooping ballerina but still pretty!
    It is still very warm out here and we enjoy our time on the balcony.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette....Thanks. We seem to be in a period of showers and gray days.

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  2. Always helpful to cover the clay, or the wood, or whatever else you want to keep dry. Like your mugs. xox

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    1. Hi Corrine....Thanks....as I said in the post....presence of mind!

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  3. Moon flower..... I put the seeds in the ground each year ur have never had them bloom. Today is out last really warm day, tomorrow high of 60. Haven't cut the roses back yet or divided the comfrey.......been a lovely warm fall here. Will the PH of the rain affect the clay? Or possibly glazes? Just pondering on a too warm Sunday night. Looking forward to seeing you mugs :)

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    1. Hi Sandy....I planted my morning glories and moon flowers from plants I bought at a nursery center. Many years I start them inside.
      I don't worry about rain affecting my clay. My water is from a well, but I often use collected rainwater to recycle.

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    2. Will give them a try starting inside next year. Ahhhh, next year, always next year :) thanks!

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  4. Moon flowers, there us nothing like them. Here and gone so quick.
    I also make some small mugs and they are just as much work as the big ones. It is funny that you can not charge more for them.
    We have been having summer here, but that is packing it's way out tomorrow.

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    1. Hi Meredith....I only wish I could grow them in the house.
      I am actually charging a little less for these as I will never wholesale them.

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  5. Yes, those handles seem like a kinder choice.

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  6. Love the colours on those leaves - gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Nina....When an entire tree changes the light is amazing!

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