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I have discovered along with the great gift of being creative comes the downside of being terribly unorganized, scatterbrained, unfocused, and downright forgetful.  This is at least the case for me.

But I have found a promising solution!

It is a two-fold solution.

Step One:

Build ample shelving for organizing mass quantities of art & craft supplies.  This step was largely made possible by my husband, a giant sheet of plywood, and our table saw.

Step Two:

Simply get a large bulletin board and post your goals & ideas & to do items.  Once they are on the board, let them motivate, remind, and inspire you! Let them help you keep FOCUSED!

My board is just getting started, but I still took a photo of it to share.  It is only the beginning…

Goals, Ideas, To Do's, and Inspirations

Here are some clay shots of pottery “in the making” as Karen has been creating new pottery!  Sometimes the process behind the art is largely hidden, so she would like to share it with you for people to see and appreciate the process.  She will eventually post pottery-throwing videos as well.  For now, her trusty camera has taken some decent clay shots!  Enjoy!

the beginning of Frankie's custom cake plate / large shallow bowl.

This was a fun one!  It will be a cake plate with a rim similar to a shallow bowl, so it is a specialized cake plate (in the making)!

Here is the specialized cake plate, in raw clay form (greenware)


this is the detailing / pattern on Frankie's cake platter


making a stem for a wine glass


one of Karen's new stems for a wine glass!


Karen tries on her stem onto a (formerly stemless) wine glass!


Karen's new mug (in the making)

Karen and Nick, two potters in their Columbus, Ohio studio, are working on new pottery nearly each and every single day.  New pottery will be posted soon to the website
It will also be posted, most likely, to etsy at
Karen will also post some highlights here, on this blog, at
Cheers, good health, happiness, and yes pottery!

Crafty by Nature

Crafty by Nature does handmade pottery, lotions, & soaps. Earthy. Natural. Pure.

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