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Busy Afternoon in the Studio!

Phew – it has been a busy afternoon making in the studio!

A combination of being ‘sold out’ and custom orders in my ETSY shop meant I was making yarn bowls, oil burners, earring holders and tapas bowls. It is Autumn here at the moment (though it feels like Winter), so these creations will be ready for turning and cutting on Wednesday afternoon – I think!

The yarn bowls need the needle holes and yarn spiral cut out; the earring holders need the earwire holes cut; and the oil burner need the candle hole and oxygen holes cut out.

This is a delicate operation as applying too much pressure while cutting can cause warping after glaze firing – clay has a memory, which means that the clay particles remember how they have been aligned and stretched! Clay is a living being!!

I also made a set of tapas/dipping bowls for a local restaurant. Yesterday I delivered a set of coffee/soup cup and saucers to this restaurant, and they placed another order – yay me!!

Well, that’s a wrap for today! I’m a bit tired!! See you next time 🙂



5 thoughts on “Busy Afternoon in the Studio!

  1. I saw your yarn bowl on an earlier post, but I never knew what it was called! How clever! And I would need an earring TREE, not just a holder. Great work!

    Posted by Claudia | May 9, 2017, 12:36 am
  2. Excellent… nice to have your work appreciated by sales

    Posted by Anna | May 9, 2017, 11:30 am


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