Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Salty Platypus

I'm so excited to post about this new shop that I am a part of!  Dana is from Greensboro, NC and she has such a creative vision and talent for photography, marketing, and web design.  I am so flattered that she wanted me to be a part of the Salty Platypus.  Collection One went live today!  Check out the Salty way to shop!! The items I have featured in Collection One are actually pieces I made for my senior thesis show at the Cleveland Institute of Art.  They are cone 10 porcelain with a shiny white glaze and real gold lustre.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pom Pom Garlands

My newest obsession is pom pom garlands. I honestly can't believe I never learned how to make them sooner but now I can't get enough!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Trip to Asheville and studio floor

Mom and I took a quick one night trip to Asheville last weekend. We went to Highwater to grab some kiln furniture and hit most of the museums, galleries, and studios in the area. Our lodge was so nice. The view was incredible and it was so peaceful.

Also check out my work in progress floor in my studio. Eegads kind of scary! I still can't believe that soon I'll have my very own ceramics studio. I get more excited every day.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Studio update and Spring (might be here)

Can you guys tell?? Progress has so been made. I've mostly been on cleaning duty because that shed is shock full of scary mold and dead bugs. Also our handy man put in a drainage system this week in front of the door so that water will no longer rush in when it rains... Causing the aforementioned mold. I'm starting to search for kilns, flooring solutions and more storage. Meeting with the handyman tomorrow to discuss steps for the kiln pad!

Also Dolly's is full of fun spring prints and some really cute new greeting cards, from Brooklyn of course.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Studio BEFORE shot and new work at the Makery

I'm SO excited today because my family and I have officially decided to turn our dark, dirty, and moldy shed into my clay studio. This is obviously a very before shot. We have a ton of work to do and I still have to get a kiln etc... But I'm SO excited to finally be doing it. I'll keep posting in progress photos!

I also switched out most of my work at the Makery with new stuff in fun bright spring colors!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sweet Arts

Just a quick post about an upcoming event that I'm involved with.  The Durham Art Guild has a big fundraising auction every year with a silent and live auction of art and non-art items.  This year is the event's 20th anniversary and it is going to be more glam than ever.  If you live in the area this is the only place to be next Friday night.

And also I thought I'd share some hilarious old photos from a couple previous Sweet Arts.  My friends and I used to dress up crazy.  One year we were all brides and another we were all European Royalty.  I laughed so hard at these photos, we all look so young!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow, Meringue, Ceramic Flowers

Here goes a completely disconnected post but these were just a couple of images I wanted to share.

The first is from my back yard today. We actually got some serious snow in North Carolina yesterday and today. Pretty much snowed in, people in the south tend to freak out over snow but it's quite pretty.

The second was my first attempt at meringue kisses. They were so easy and came out perfectly! I don't know why I've been so scared of them for ages.  Literally I whipped together 4 egg whites, 1/2 teaspoon corn starch, 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, pipped them out onto a buttered and flowered pan and baked them for 1 hour at 225. Easy peazy. I'll be making many more batches I can tell.

The last are just some sweet vintage ceramic flowers we have at Dolly's.

Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow.