Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Last Rose of Summer?

I thought this was the last rose, but yesterday I noticed two more buds forming.

Autumn is always interesting here because it often wanders along in the sixties even low seventies and then suddenly turns frosty.

The maples and some of the beech have begun to turn.  The oaks are always much later.


It's Turkey Time!  These are just a few of the very large flock that has been wandering through our yard at sunrise this week.

I have been reorganizing my studio to make it more conducive to work.

I am debating with myself about doing the Christmas Sale at my Art Association/ Pottery Co-op.

We'll see, Grasshopper.......we'll see......

The sun is out after days of rain and storm.   Enjoy!

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

Thursday, September 19, 2019


A not great photo of  Friendly and LuckyPeach sleeping together on the much coveted box in the sun.

This happened a few days ago and has been recurring every morning.

I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see Peach starting to come out of her shell and starting to trust just a little bit.

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

Friday, August 30, 2019

Fishy Friday

Here  are two small prototype fish I have been working on.

Both will be glazed and single fired.  The white one on the left has it's base coat on.  The terra cotta one is still drying.  To single fire the pieces must be absolute dry before glazing. 

These are the beginning of an idea I have for larger fish whistles.  Single firing gives me results in one step.

I just realized it's the long weekend so we will be off to do errands, hopefully, before things become too crazed.

Celebrate and remember those who fought so  hard and gave so much for our country.

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

Sunday, August 25, 2019


I started this fish while Aloysius was sick.    Unlike throwing, I could work for small periods of time and easily stop when I wanted to give him attention.

Terra cotta, entirely handbuilt.  I am not totally satisfied with the tail.  Next time!

Although I often single fire decorative pieces I am going to bisque this one.  There are so many fragile add ons that it will be safer and easier to glaze when it is bisqued.

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

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019


Not sure how that happened.  It feels like we were celebrating the Fourth with friends just last week

Here are a few of the new bunnies I have been making to wish all hares and rabbits!

 I have a very few day lilies that have not been scarfed up by the deer.  These are two of my favorites.  They have been sprinkled liberally with chili pepper dust.

I think this Oriental Alba is a surviver from the red beetle infestation of a few years ago.  It's tucked away next to the house.  It's probably a bulblet from the original plant.  The scent is wonderful.

And last, 'the littlest sunflower' or 'the little sunflower that could.'  It's growing next to a dead tree stump.  Obviously a bird feeder surviver!

Even though it was late getting started we are now enjoying summer.

Pottery, pool and popsicles!  That's the ticket!

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