Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Ceramics

It has finally warmed up enough to be able to work in my studio for more that thirty minutes at a time.  When I was up in New Hampshire in January, it was long enough without heat for the cement slab to cool way down!  Needless to say winter has gone for entirely too long.

I have a bunch of small clocks that I've been making.  I just barely sketched in the numbers; obviously they need better placement.  The flower design is waxed so I could do the background without smearing the colors.  I always enjoy getting back to painting and decorating.  After all, it is the reason why I work in majolica.


We actually have crocuses (crocusi?) in bloom!  A month late but finally here.  Hooray!


Proge put in the pond filter a couple of days ago, after five inches of rain in a day and a half!  Below is a rather blurry picture of one of the fish babies.  We've counted six so far.  They're just about the size of the photo.


This will be posted on Sunday Ceramics 13.  I'll also put a link up on Mud Colony on Facebook.

Have a great week ahead and as always....thanks for stopping by........*s*

22 comments:

  1. Those are pretty big babies, your clocks are wonderful. I like that you have to look to see the numbers.

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    1. Hi Linda...The babies were hatched last fall so they have grown a bit over the winter. They hide a lot. Thanks, the clock numbers are penciled in, but I'm considering a gray for the color I use.

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  2. I think we are all ready for warm.
    We've had some and today is cool, but not cold, so, I think that is good.
    We are busting with color here.
    That is a good thing.

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    1. Hi Meredith....It's still cooler than it should be, but at least it's sunny. The daffodils are finally blooming. Yaaaay!!

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  3. Suzi - I love that clock face! We are also finally warming up - planted all my cool season veggies this weekend. Mostly this winter I kept saying -'I sure am glad I don't live in the Northeast!' I am sure you are happy to see crocus blooms!

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    1. Hi Judy...Thanks. Every winter I, around the end of January I start asking myself why I live here in the winter. I went on asking for a long time this year!

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  4. It was the end of daylight savings this week and so we are now inching towards winter. I like the idea of a ceramic clock, thanks for joining in

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    1. Hi Kim....It's hard remember sometimes that we live in mirror worlds. Toes crossed that your winter doesn't reflect ours!

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  5. Dearest Suzi,
    So glad to hear it is finally getting warmer in your area. We had a cool and rainy day after just a lovely week. Tough for staying healthy that way; got a minor bronchitis but nothing serious.
    Blossoms will be knocked off real fast with rain... But like your baby fish, things will endure and it will warm up.
    Love the clock's flower very much! And so glad to see your crocus.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette....Thanks. Spring has been a long time coming. Be careful with bronchitis; it has a way of getting worse quickly. As you say, we endure.

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  6. I'm with ya! Winter has gone on WAY too long! I'm in northern Maine...and we are supposed to get another 6" of snow on Tuesday! YUCK!

    Love the clock! I've made a few, but haven't found any really sturdy lock hands, so I haven't made any in a while. The one I made for myself is still tick-tocking away though. I didn't even bother with the numbers, just the design on clock face. Something for you to think about. :)

    Found you via Ceramic Sunday (http://frogpondsrock.com/2014/04/sunday-ceramics-13/)

    Shawna
    jsbarts.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Shawna....Thanks for finding me. Do you find it a little odd that we both have to go to a blog on the other side of the world to find each other? It's a small world!

      Toes crossed that any snow melts quickly!

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  7. Your painting on clay is always so wonderful, you definitely found your wheel house. It is nice to have a warm studio finally isn't it? Why do so many of us have to suffer these cold studios?!

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    1. Hi Tracy....Thanks. I too wonder why we put ourselves through cold work spaces, especially when most of the time the problem can be solved!

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  8. I am always excited to find the crocuses blooming... they seem magical!
    The clock is beautiful. They must be a good seller. There was someone in this area that recently asked if any of the potters made clocks.

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    1. Hi Michele....There is something magical about corcuses. I think it's because they bloom so early and the spread so easily. We seem to have some coming up around the pond!
      Clocks are odd. They need to find the right market. I have had people ask what they are. Too many digital time pieces I guess!

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  9. it made me laugh to see your comment about being asked what your clocks were! how nice to have a pond and crocus..

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  10. Hi Anna.....That one left me with a big jaw drop! The pond is a constant bit of serenity.

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  11. Dear Suzi,

    Always lovely when the weather gets warmer and the pretty crocuses are a sure sign of spring - Love the clock with the flowers, talking of clocks ours went back last weekend.
    Happy week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Hi Carolyn....Thanks. It's beginning to warm up a bit. I hope your coming winter is nothing like what we just went through!

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  12. I know, finally some crocus coming along! I LOVE your painting, like on the clock.

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    1. Hi Gary....Thanks. We have blue sky today that looks pretty close to the glaze you posted yesterday!

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