Monday, September 15, 2014

Porcelain Pendants

I was drifting off to sleep one night when a vision of a geometric pendant came to me. It was so compelling that I got out of bed and sketched it. Awhile later I found my sketch and made the pendant! And it turned out just how I imagined it. Every time I wear it I receive a bazillion compliments. I can change the way it hangs on the chain depending on the look I want or the neckline.

After receiving so many compliments I made a few and sold them at LON Little Shop. 

And then I made a few more...

Each one is individually made by hand. I roll out a slab of porcelain and lay my paper pattern on top and then cut it out with an exacto knife. After glaze firing I add the extra touch- luster. I love luster! It gives the pendants more of a jewel quality. 

I have two of these pendants right now- one has gold luster and one has platinum. One is a cream color and a little larger, one is white and smaller. I haven't decided what I should do with them, so I figured I would ask. Should I sell them in my Etsy shop? Sell them in a store? Sell them at a festival (I've applied for a few holiday markets!). Or do any of YOU want first dibs? 

Friday, September 12, 2014


Over the summer I participated in such a wonderful event called ARTiCulture. It took place in the beautiful botanical gardens in Fort Collins. When I arrived there were three people waiting to help me set up my booth- they loaded the contents of my car into a large wagon, wheeled it over, and by the time I got there my tent had already been set up! I sat in a shady spot surrounded by trees. Bees hummed behind me, butterflies fluttered around, and everyone was so nice.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Today was a great day!

I know, I know, I haven't posted in months. And so much has happened! Some good and some very very difficult.  Because I am totally overwhelmed by the thought of recapping everything that went on this summer, I'll just start with today. Today was a great day! I was very productive: I unloaded a bisque kiln with some work that I desperately need to catch up on, I threw a few custom mugs, I worked with a new clay body, and I cleaned my studio. After a few months of feeling paralyzed it is so good to get back to work.