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I am working on a bunch more pottery projects right now but here are a few of my recent ones that came out of the kiln.

I am currently working on this Neti Pot as a gift to my man. He requested one since our old one fell off the bathroom sink and broke.

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Then there is the plate I fell in love with and almost, just almost, could not bring myself to selling. But alas, I will have to make more of these!

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Then I made a special plate for a good friend of mine. I can’t say who because it is a Christmas gift surprise! But here is the plate. I handbuilt it, used a plastic doily to impress the pattern, covered the whole plate with floating blue glaze and wiped it off as to leave it only in the cracks, and clear coated it with a clear glaze.

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And finally, I made a buckeye leaf platter for a good friend who is obsessed with football. For those of you who are not local Ohioans, the buckeye leaf and nut are both symbols for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team stationed here in Columbus, Ohio. You may hear people screaming “Go Bucks!” at random times when you are in Ohio. It happened to me one day when I first moved here from the East Coast that a random stranger guy screamed “GO BUCKS” to me and I just kind of stood there totally confused. Sometimes I still am confused, but alas, here is the Ohio State Buckeye platter, made using a real Buckeye Tree leaf.

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Wishing everyone a wonderful Winter Solstice and beyond… Each day after December 21st promises to have more and more daylight gradually each day up until the Summer Solstice. Let’s enjoy the increased daylight and the wonderful winter season. May it be bright and full of merriment for everyone. I look forward to creating a ton more pottery this winter in preparation for the craft shows next year. We are planning ahead although we don’t know all the craft show dates just yet, and looking forward to an awesome and auspicious 2013!!!

Here’s our plans for shows so far…

http://www.craftybynaturestudio.com/upcoming-shows

Happy Solstice everyone!


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 www.craftybynaturestudio.com
 
It will also be posted, most likely, to etsy at www.craftybynaturestudio.etsy.com
 
Karen will also post some highlights here, on this blog, at www.craftybynaturestudio.wordpress.com
 
Cheers, good health, happiness, and yes pottery!