Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Porcelain Handbuilding

What a great day at the studio... couldn't ask for better weather... mid 80's, no humidity... just me, a few bags of partially opened bags of clay, great tunes and my little studio helper - Zeus!


I found some porcelain and thought I would do a little Porcelain Handbuilding and make a few ring holders or trinket dishes.
I love this one with the initials and a heart between. Very romantic. They will be stunning left unglazed. I love the opaqueness of the porcelain.
This was a left over bag of Buffalo Wallow.  I love this clay. When fired it is a toasted tan color. This is my favorite clay. I love the color and it's faboo to throw with.
A few sponge holders finished up the open bag of white stoneware.  I incorporated my leaf cutouts as I do with my Garlic Keepers. They will make  a great addition to the collection.

Until next time... Peace and light!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gardening at the Studio

Good Morning!!

The weather here in San Antonio Texas is getting warmer and warmer while the rest of the country is blanketed in snow, ice and freezing temperatures.

Taking advantage of our mild temperatures this past weekend the Hubby and I did a little pre-spring clean-up and gardening at the studio.

Raised Beds
We cleaned out all the raised beds and with our overnight temps in the 40's we started our "winter" garden.







Cold Frame
In our raised cold frame we planted onion sets, lettuce and spinach. This raised bed fits perfectly over the pool equipment.



 I also started my seeds in my Back Door Kitchen Herb Garden... Basil, Mint, Oregano, Chives, Lavender and Mint. My handmade Herb Markers look great! Dill and Sage will be added this coming weekend as again our temps will be in the mid to high 70's. I just hope Jack Frost is done with us!

Basil
Chives
Mint
Oregano
Cilantro