Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday Ceramics 18

Hares and Rabbits!  I can't believe it's the first of June.  At last Summer!  I hope all those who are under the equator don't have to endure the winter we experienced here in the north.

Enough said.  We are enjoying golden days now.

Below are some mugs in progress.  The rooster mug is waxed that's why his color is so much more intense than the others.  This is a fairly new style for me.  Square, but with flared, rather than straight sides.  They should hold about ten ounces when finished.  I am thinking of leaving the flower mug on the end with a white background.  I haven't used white backgrounds in years.  It's making me a little anxious, but hey, it's only one mug!


I wish the companies that make swimming pool vacuum hoses would make sturdier ends.  I have had to replace too many hoses because the connectors crack or break.  This is true across the board no matter the cost.  Nothing like a little built in obsolescence to make things interesting....grrrrr!  I bought a very short hose that I am going to try cutting the ends off and putting on the long hose.  We'll see, grasshopper....we'll see.

I am going to post this over on Kim's Sunday Ceramics 18.  This is going to be the last week.  I don't blame her for stopping, but I'LL MISS YOU, KIM!  Thanks for taking the time to do this.  I hope potters will stay connected one way or another.

Enjoy the week ahead and, as always, thanks for stopping by.............*s*

16 comments:

  1. Hi Suzi,

    So glad that you can enjoy your summer days there.
    Love the new mugs you are making.
    Happy new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Hi Carolyn....Thanks! It looks like you are getting frosty! I hope it doesn't get too cold!
      Enjoy the week!

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  2. I like the white background - it makes the flower stand out. Kim of Sunday Ceramics now says she will do the linkup each fortnight :) see you over there..

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    1. Hi Anna.....Thanks. I want to see how it fires. I read Kim's post. Perhaps more will link every fortnight.......toes crossed.

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  3. Gorgeous Smartcat :) HEY, i ran with the Socca pizza and just posted it and mention YOU of course! THANKS for the tip!

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    1. Hi Gary.....Thanks. I'll be visiting you!

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    2. Love these, they're just fun! especially the chicken! Can't wait to see these fired!

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    3. Hi Sandy.....Thanks! Toes crossed I'll be firing in about weeks!

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  4. Those cups are beautiful.

    Kim will be missed. I hope she doesn't stop writing all together.

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    1. Hi Lori...Thanks. The last I read on Facebook (Mud Colony) is that she's may try every other week! Toes crossed!

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  5. I like the white background, makes the image pop

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    1. Hi Linda...Thanks! I think I am going to explore backgrounds more!

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  6. Dearest Suzy,
    Lovely cups you made and they look all very attractive. No telling by the photo that they would hold about 10 oz.
    As for your complaint about the lack for producing sturdier ends on vacuum hoses for the pool. My guess is that they do this all on purpose so we buy and buy! Not a noble thought when we try to consider the environment but what is a consumer to do?! Often things do come apart for such silly reasons that would be easily prevented; IF the producer choose to do so.
    Enjoy your summer time, we hope the thunderstorms and daily rains will stay away and let us enjoy the bright daylight for finishing all kind of chores.
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette....Thanks. I should photograph them with something that gives a sense of scale.
      There is too much stuff that is built to fail. As you say things break for silly reasons; we do many of our own repairs.
      Enjoy this perfect time of year!

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  7. How can I stop when you use all caps? :) I will keep the Sunday Ceramics link open but only every second week now as I teach every other Sunday and it was too hard to get the post up by 9 am.
    I quite like the white background on the flower cup but I am a "dabber" and I always just dab a little bit more colour onto my work until I have gone that one dab too far.
    thankyou for your kind words and for consistently joining in. cheers Kim

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    1. Hi Kim....So glad that you are staying with Sunday Ceramics. Hopefully the fortnight links will get more potters posting!
      I find that knowing when to stop is difficult, to say the least.

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