Monday, July 17, 2017

Pottery - "turn over a new leaf daily"

I'm an old 61 yr old,
and I don't know the first thing
about ceramics.
However, I like the phrase
"turn over a new leaf daily."

In June, I started going to a
pottery studio. Most often,
I am there alone but all
the equipment, clays, and glazes
are available. I have a key to let
myself in and I just play.
I've never attempted the
wheel because no one is
there to supervise me,
besides I think I prefer
"hand building."

My most recent pieces are below,
they are still "green";
not yet been fired or glazed.
 
Writing in mud is
somewhat difficult.




Sunday, June 25, 2017

photo's from my cellphone

I finally figured out how to transfer
my cellphone photo's to my laptop.








but will try to buy another 200 bales
before winter arrives.








Friday, June 2, 2017

Pottery Class

At Michelle's studio,
she is giving me lessons. 


 
 Here I am working on
a pot for my deck garden.
 
These are very elementary pieces
but creating sophisticated pieces
takes much experience. 


 
Marvin creates sophisticated pieces. 





Friday, May 26, 2017

Minature Schnauzers

 
only took 53 shots to get one in focus

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Minature Schnauzer, Buzzard, is here





Jack just got a haircut.


BarbaraJean and JackBadger
are livestock-guardian dogs
for our dairy goats.



Thursday, May 18, 2017

took my first pottery class today

 To be honest, Michelle did most of the work.
We created a dog bowl. I already had a
pottery stamp with BooneDocksWilcox on it.
 
On this slab,
I drew and cut out
a big spoon.
Now they have to dry. 
 
I see all these photo's
of clean, well-groomed mini schnauzers,
but I got stuck with the one
who likes looking like this.