Thursday, March 12, 2015

YES! Melting Snow!

This is a teapot (surprise!) surrounded by various shot glass experiments and Li'l Sebastion!  The teapot is one I made a few weeks ago and then sort of forgot about over several days when it was too cold to work in my studio.

Clay Buddies on Facebook is doing a shot glass exchange at NCECA, which happens in two weeks or so in Providence.  These are all handbuilt, but I am going to throw a bunch tomorrow.  They are so easy to make that I am doing far more than I need for the exchange.  They could easily hold a used teabag, safety pins or any little thing that tends to get lost.  They will also make neat little test pots.

I am not generally good a large groups of people but since this one is in my back yard, as it were, I am going to give it a try.  I'm driving up every day so I don't have to worry about the expense of a hotel room if I decide to opt out.

Li'l Sebastion is what I call all miniature horses after Parks and Recreation.  This little guy is being glazed in wrought iron and moon light.....the names of the glazes, but it does sound whimsical doesn't it?


 I lost the first week of March!  We had six inches of snow at the beginning of the week and then on Thursday another eight inches.  That's more than we have in an entire winter some years!

It's been in the high forties and fifties since Monday.  It's almost hard to believe after last week.  We've had doors open.  Last night Proge did his first dinner on the grill.

This was last Friday morning.  Picture card pretty, but cold!   The only good thing was that there was no wind so the snow on the trees stayed for a while!


This is the same shot taken early yesterday morning.  It was forty plus.  The warm air and the cold snow made for a misty, woodland scene.   I'm reminded of North Of The Wall in Game Of Thrones!  If you look at the lower right those pink spots are the flamingoes poking up through the snow.  It's not groundhogs here; it's flamingoes that predict spring!


Toes crossed that we are through the worst of it.  Here's to sunny days ahead!

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

14 comments:

  1. about time eh, one day within the week we'll get up to 70 but locals are still saying expect a blueberry frost on 4/11, they say it happens every year, look at that little pony, I hope you show when when he's all fired up.

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    1. Hi Linda....We often get frost after the blueberries bloom. Hopefully the pony is the start of a new crittur!

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  2. Love the swoopy handle on the teapot!

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    1. Hi Barb....Handles make or break a teapot! Thanks!

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  3. Lucky will be the person who trades for one of your shot cups! I have only been to NCECA once - in Tampa a few years ago. I enjoyed it, but not so much that I would do it again, unless like you, could do it inexpensively.

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    1. Hi Michele....Thanks. I only wish I had a big house (as opposed to a little one) so I could have lots of guests come for NCECA! That could be a mind boggling happening!

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  4. Dearest Suzi,
    First I thought you use this bigger sized teapot for melting show... That would be quite a task though!
    Hope the worst is over with and that you really can start enjoying more outdoor living again.
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette.....Ha! Ha! What a great image! The teapot is big, (over a quart), but not that big!
      Rain predicted instead of snow!

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    1. Hi Gary....Thanks, Mr. MasterofCute!

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  6. Dear Suzi,

    Indeed - here's hoping for warmer days ahead and the snow looks so very pretty.
    Love the little teapot, glasses and the sweet horse.
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Hi Carolyn.....Thanks. I'm having a lot of fun making them!
      Rain this weekend, not snow!

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  7. I am loving that teapot! The handle and the reflected swoop with the spout. I am also intrigued with the feet on those shot glasses. will be interesting to see them all finished.

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    1. Hi Jayne...Thanks. I'm just getting back into handbuilding teapots. In some ways it's harder than throwing, but I do love the immediacy of handbuilding. I am using the three legged shots to learn how to hanbdbuild tripod mug. There was a nice video at Ceramic Arts Daily on making them. If you Google Ceramic Arts Daily Tripod Mug you can probably find it. I';; try to remember to post when they come out of the kiln. That's the part I usually forget!

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