Friday, February 14, 2014

Happenings in Carole's Studio

I haven't worked as much since Christmas, but things are started to pick up. Right now I'm making pottery to sell at the Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous on Feb. 28th and March 1st. On Thursday Mornings we have an ongoing open studio class from 9:30-noon. Here's some of the fun stuff that the kids made lately. Plus be sure to scroll to the bottom to see the dinnerware set I made. 

14 yr. old Amanda loves to make frogs. The Green one is holding a tiny baby. These frogs are about 4" tall. 

11 yr.old Ameilia (with some help from Kelly) made this beautiful basket. White with lavender top. It's perfect for holding rolls fresh out of the oven. Plus if you warm the ceramic basket in the oven it helps keep the rolls hot. 

Ameilia also made this fun navy blue bowl out of coils, using a disposable bowl for a base. 

The glare doesn't do this lovely bull justice. Amanda covered a balloon to make the body then added legs and other parts. 

The Mortensen family will enjoy these dishes I made. They ordered 8 plates, bowls, and tumblers. And in trade I get Kelly's fabulous facials and hair services. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Getting Back to Work

I love Christmas. After Christmas, I seldom make a pot in January, but this year, I got back to it a little earlier. Yesterday I threw a whole dinnerware set. This set is going to be in payment for facials and whatnot in my friend, Kelly Mortenson's beauty salon in Paradise. It's not that I really need that many facials, but we've discovered that they really help my migraine headaches. They are so lovely. Besides that I get to spend time with a really good friend. By the way if you want to know how to contact Kelly, let me know and I'll put you in touch.

Here's some stuff that's been happening in my studio lately.
Students at work during my Thursday morning class. 

A chip and dip plate and small pitcher. This was a special order.

These very cool upside down mugs were created by a young man, Alex, right before Christmas. 

Here's Bryton who MUST make pottery on the wheel.