vacation had to get away

The mr. and i recently left it all behind in the name of vacay and set sail on the high seas.  The weather was good (although i was down for more sun) traveling with a ceramic person means you will look at and buy (if the opportunity presents itself) ceramics.   I ended up bringing home a kitty tchochkie from cozumel, a mexican red clay coffee … [Read more…]

take the time to waste a moment

for a gal who likes to carpe diem it can be hard to not seize a thing. getting my studio wired and equipment was the first step, the second being to start making work again. (for those not keeping score or just discovering up until two years ago all my functional work was salt fired … [Read more…]

nowadays you cant be to sentimental

nearly there. back and forth i’ve been reading david sedaris theft by finding and camille paglias’ free women free men, with the latter being replaced by her book glittering images. (mostly because they are shorter, entertaining reading segments but also require less thinking)  The air conditioner is still sitting in the middle of the floor … [Read more…]

situation gets rough and i start to panic

opened the kiln with the first official works completed and immediately shut it.  not sure why its electric the glazes were tested/ what i wanted and aside from some sort of electronic meltdown, that did not occur, they were gonna turn out like i knew they would.  and they were fine, actually they are more … [Read more…]

number one with a bullet im a power pack

while i cant say everythings coming up milhouse i can say firing two proved to be much more beneficial in its results!  a few more tweaks and my cone 10 satin black is now cone 6 oxidation approved and in the process came up with a slick new black that i’ll be keeping around the … [Read more…]

the three faces of green

trying to work past a semi spectacular hair cut (for dramatics replace “semi spectacular” with butchered) i was less than happy with my first round of test glazes.  i know i know there tests and i am maybe just a little to hard on myself.  but i unloaded yesterday walked away and got on with … [Read more…]

its always showtime

  in true kate fashion the chemicals made it into the studio, got opened, mixed up and became part of the larger problem. as the front of my brain was getting creative with the limited horizontal space and mixing glazes, the back was plotting ideas for storage and organization and a return to the sanity.  … [Read more…]