As I write this, August is here and the heat is getting tropical. I always love the steamy heat (to a point), and this summer in Chicago has been no exception. When the kiln is on, I feel I'm in a sauna for sure! The wheel-throwing is sticky but the hammock is always ready. Taking it slow, and saying 'yes' to lots of sailing invitations on beautiful Lake Michigan.
Our lovely lake is definitely the inspiration behind my recent play with blue layered glazes. Turquoise, navy and cobalt, mingling together in the heat, pooling and forming surface float patterns. A treat for the eyes! (and now they're on sale, get them while you can!)
The Summer Clearance Sale will extend from Saturday August 11 to the end of the month.
I'm busy adding more photos- and there's even new work that will be appearing!
Make sure to check out my ice cream bowls and poetry vessels, perfect for small servings. They are cute companions for your summer tables, and lovely to look at too. Each one brings delight to make, and I hope they continue to inspire delight in other peoples' lives. It's my quiet secret mission.
Stay tuned for the next installment of "this Artist's life" and thank you as always for the support.
Parting shots are a series of "start to finish" that I tried to keep up with, making a new "Kale" Raquy Drum... it's hard to remember to take the photos, I missed a couple! But it's fun to see them along the way and I hope you enjoy peeking into the process, enjoying the changes at the different stages of making.