Umm - I've been hearing that a lot lately.
Truth be told - my daughter came home for the month of July to visit - so I spent as much time as possible with her, as I won't see her again until Christmas time.
I have also spent a lot of time in front of the wheel - and handbuilding.
I have a new line of pottery out - called DragonWare. So there has been much design work - and preparations for the upcoming fall shows. Orders have been rolling in - and I'm trying to keep up - but I'll give you a little sneak preview.
None of it is glazed yet (a stray cat has had kittens in my studio, and I can't fire up the kilns because of the heat) - but hopefully I can move the kittens out this next week - and get some glazing done.
So - here we go:
I'll start out with the dragon teapot.
Then there's the mug:
I call these little guys "hitchhikers" because that's exactly what they are doing - hitching a ride on your mug.
Then there's the incense burner that my
wonderful husband says looks like a drunken
cow - but really - I think it looks like a dragon puckering up for a kiss. The smoke comes out of the nose.
This is a wine goblet - he's guarding your drink for you.
This guy is kinda cute too - I call him drinkin bud, cause he's kind of hanging on to the side monitoring how full the glass is.
And here's the last one for now:
Another teapot - this time the dragon is hanging on to the
side, with his tail curled around the spout. I will have
a bamboo handle on it when it's done.
I have more - but don't want you to suffer from
So - if you don't see me for a bit more - it's because I have to get out 300 pieces for
the end of September - I'll try to post more pictures as soon as I get a chance to glaze some of these.