glaze test 6.7.2018

I bought a few new containers of Amaco Potters Choice glazes, and decided I'd like to try and combine the glazes to see what happens when they're layered. Ceramists often experiment with these "glaze tests." The plate is one I made from a rolled-out slab of clay. After the bisque firing, I layered 6 glazes, [...]

spring garden 5.24.2018

spring garden 5.24.2018

My garden is looking gorgeous this spring. Here are photos of just a few 😉 of the plants that I tend. Ferns: Ostrich (Matteuccia struthiopteris,) Maidenhair (Adiantum) and Japanese Painted (Athyrium niponicum) Barrenwort (Epimedium) - three types Forget-Me Not (Myosotis) Hosta and Lungwort (Pulmonaria) Columbine (Aquilegia) (Hybrids) Leaves of Peony and Japanese Red Maple (Acer [...]

poem 4.26.2018

Bridal March, Part II: Threshing & Sifting by Laura M Kaminski Not too surprising: doctor grounded me from driving, from really using that shoulder in much of any way. Told me not to roll over on it in my sleep, recommended sleeping upright, more or less, in some sort of chair. Five weeks. Stuck in [...]