Saturday, January 27, 2007

bunny vase

This vase is handbuilt with a clay called Grogzilla. How totally cool is that? It has these pieces of feldspar that when fired to cone ten just jump out of the surface of the clay body. I used some locally made underglazes for the bunny, which to my surprise came out quite bright even in a very heavy reduction firing. The greenish glaze is called green shell which was applied and then wiped off. I just entered this into a juried show called feats of clay. It's being juried by the editor of Ceramics Monthly. It's a long shot that I'll make it into the show. I also entered three of the 10 perfume bottles "scents of the sea".

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

My Birthday Present

For my birthday on the 28th I asked for a Thermos and a Motorcyle. The reason I wanted a thermos was so I could tote my coffee to work with me when I ride my Vespa and the reason I wanted a motorcycle is... well, they're fun!!
So in the morning my husband had two gifts for me and I opened the first one and it was a thermos. Then when I got home from work I opened my second present and it was a bigger thermos. Then later on that night he took me to the motorcycle store! He wanted to get me an Kawasaki KLX250, but they are not sold in California. I had been eyeing the little ninja ex250's so we cheked Craig's list and found the perfect bike!