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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

First Twist Firing

Morning all!

I am just quickly going to share some photos my friend Jim took of my pottery last night as I was unloading the kiln. I am overall very happy with the firing. I felt like I was putting all my eggs in one basket, and was secretly crossing my fingers. But success!


Monday, April 13, 2009

This Weeks Lineup

Some new stuff from the kiln. I have updated some of the pictures on my website, and am in the
final stretch before Twist 2.0. This past weekend was my last weekend to throw. All I have to do now is bisque and glaze and do bunches and bunches of firings. But the bulk is done, and I am totally determined not to step foot in the studio the week of Twist unless it is to pack up something. I just want to be home assembling necklaces and pricing and packing things.
So there!
Oh, I need to recommend to everyone the Easthampton Massage School. It is in the rotary on 10 in Easthampton. They have a massage clinic where you get an hour massage for $25 and it is so incredibly worth it. The students have to log so many clinic hours before graduation and they completely know what they are doing. Caveat: you are in a room with 10 other people but everything is done very discretely. All you are thinking about is why you didn't do this sooner.
They are great, I had had headaches all last week thinking it was from being tired from long nights working on Twist...it was tension. I had the massage and magically I feel terrific! They recommend you tip $5. Go, go now. Call and make an appointment!

Damaged Goods Line, Amber Key Mug $24

Damaged Goods Knife Mug, $24

Damaged Goods Tonal Mug...I only have one of these and it may be mine...I love this color way.
Going to do a few more.

Carved Leaf Soy Bowl...this is a tiny soy bowl. The picture makes it look so big!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Just a few weeks away! I am making all the pots and necklaces I can to prepare for this great show. Some new stuff in my lineup...but limited editions. I have a Tree of Life fruit bowl, Peony Serving Bowls, Sunflower Serving Bowls, and fun new carved Soy Bowls! I am not bringing anything over $40 so live it up folks! Recession Proof Pottery is here!!!! Taking Cash, Check, Visa and Mastercard.

Twist Craft Fair

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Stuff on Etsy...and I finally figured out how to shoot the photos!

This little beauty is one of my newest creations. I am trying the flower gig out since it's spring. Or I want it to be spring! It is $15 on Etsy.
This grayed tree is also a bit new. I am painting on the oxide and sponging it back. I rather like the result. It isn't as stark a contrast as the black on white but you can still see the tiny tree.
We little leaf necklace...it is just about the size of a dime.

This big guy is one of my first stoneware attempts. There is a bit more color in the actual piece, but hard to show the depth of it in the picture. The detail came out nice though.

And these beauties...well, the dragon flies sold already, but the leaf in front is on Etsy.

This is how the beads look when the first come out of the kiln! Totally black....but with the magic of the fabulous bench grinder.....

And then they start to come to life...
My seller name on Etsy is maleaspottery. All of these necklaces are strung on stainless steel, nylon coated wire that is approximately 16" long. And they all retail on Etsy for $15.
Its a deal for a tiny piece of one of a kind wearable art!
And Mother's Day is coming!!! Easter??? Passover??? Graduation?? Something...buy one already.