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Stitching is like drawing but instead of pencils you use thread ✨
Embroidery by @shimunia
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Zoom sur le travail de la semaine dernière, mon grand bonhomme étant malade, je risque de n'a pas être présente cette fin de semaine...
1 12 minutes ago
Made this holographic #prayingmantis sticker using adhesive paper, micron pen, and colored pencil!
1 02 minutes ago
I was on a hunt and I finally found a toxic free company that carries everything my family and I use- household cleaners, bath & body products, makeup, essential oils, and even wax melts. I love that it’s organic, handmade, a small business, affordable, & from my home state NJ. I already have a list of more items to order!
Three small ridge vessels, thrown with a mostly smooth stoneware clay body and trimmed before the ridges are carefully attached. The pots are dipped entirely in one of a few feldspathic crackle glazes before being left to dry a night or two, thereafter, once the water absorbed by the clay body is gone I begin the clean up process. This includes wiping down any stray drips of glaze, cleaning the foot-ring to ensure it’s as perfect a line as I can get it and in the case of these pots, very carefully rubbing down the protruding line so they glaze doesn’t sit quite so thickly on it.
I’m always looking for ways of speeding the glazing process up. I don’t particularly like this whole stage of production, it’s highly repetitive and offers little creative freedom. For some forms, such as bowls, I had started cleaning the glaze line on the wheel with the pot very delicately placed on it’s rim on a layer of foam. It’s then spun and a wet sponge is held surrounding the foot-ring, removing any glaze droplets and leaving a crisp finish. It’s fast but risky as glaze chipping away from the rim happens so easily.
Another method method I had been using is to soak a thin layer of sponge or foam before attaching it to a flat surface. Pots with flat bottoms, as opposed to those with trimmed feet, can simply be pushed against the soft and wet material and moved back and forth. As long as the material isn’t thick enough that it comes up beyond the bottom glaze line it also leaves a wonderfully crisp finish but it’s easy to go overboard and press too hard, resulting in an undulating line of glaze at the base of the pot.
Working like this makes me miss raw glazing with slip and clay heavy glazes for the soda ware. Glazing becomes a quick and an often spontaneous process, as opposed to the onslaught of monotony felt that comes with glazing my bisque ware.
2 611an hour ago
I really hope that true Spring will come and little Fox Alice will finally take her winter clothes off! ❄️😥
While it might not look or feel at all like Spring in Virginia right now, my studio is starting to! I've got a whole bunch of new blooms in the works that I could not be more excited about. And I'm working away to get new peony orders shipped out asap. In the meantime, here's a bucket full of buds—aren't they the cutest?! Happy first day of Spring!!
17 2881 hours ago
What better thing to make from an olive tree crook than an olive jar spoon. Perfect olive retrieval without the excess liquid.
Roughed out and drying.
If you haven't tried olive wood it's great for spoons.