Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Great Crafts Project

 As a homeschooling project I taught my granddaughter to make ceramic plates and trinkets.  She's learned math, English, a little chemistry, and a lot of problem-solving!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Fat Cat

Here's a nice, fat, yellow cat for you!  Another item from the granbeanie collection.  Will be on sale at the Saturday Market on the River in Augusta, GA, May 2.

I'll have a few pots there, just some glaze tests and small items to help round out her work.  I'm looking forward to the summer when I can work a little more on my pottery ;-)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Passing on pottery

Now that I'm partially retired I am doing pottery more as a teacher to my granddaughter than as a fulltime potter.  I like to think of it as passing on a very old skill to a new generation.  Even if she chooses never to take up the craft herself, she will always know what it means to make something from the earth with her own hands. I can't help but think that will serve her well.  Here are some of her pots.