Saturday, July 23, 2011

Finished carving!

 Yesterday's bowls with the lotus rim cut.

A future salad bowl.

Friday, July 22, 2011

A morning's work

I really like the deep red color of this clay - it's called Navajo Wheel, a cone 6 clay from IMCO.

Weigh the clay  - I didn't use to do this, but it makes getting similar sizes so much easier.

A future wine bottle coaster...

This is going to be a lotus bowl once I carve it.

Letting them dry to leather-hard.

And now for a break in the shade!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Afternoon in Sutter Creek

Beautiful day to drive through the gold and wine country along Hwy. 49 - no wine for us, though ;) This richly painted old wall caught my eye.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Just finished!

A new lotus bowl design - fresh from my hands.

Still some cleaning up to do.

Fun to make, I love cutting into leather-hard clay!

Maybe a pale green glaze?

Happy July!

First Saturday Open Studio today, 10-4 pm, 225 Foresthill Avenue, Auburn - fun to finally work with the doors open!

Summer is here, our strawberry guava is blooming! I've never had one, hope they are yummy.

That's our upper vegetable/berry/flower garden; growing because it's warm!

Bush beans,  Zephyr straight-neck squash, and Gold Rush summer squash - and a huge volunteer sunflower.

I like the sunflower peeking through the clematis arch - the lonely guardian of the berry patch.

Maybe we'll get some blueberries this year in the blue pot.

Ready for the next weeding expedition, this is a great tool! We can pretty easily uproot the occasional Bermuda grass  with it.

That mammoth sunflower is vying for the highest spot in the garden!

Love the lush wild look in the back.

This pretty metal fish from Argentina swims across our patio wall.