Color Choices: Courtyard

Next in my series of color chart posts are the Duncan Courtyard glazes. These rank among my favorite, for the matte finish and the lightly speckled look to them. They go very well on both smooth pieces, where the glaze does all the work, and on carved pieces where the …

Dear Coffee; it’s not you, it’s me

Dearest, darling coffee. You know there’s nobody I love quite like you. We’ve been together for so long, in various stages. From cheap instant coffee, to a French Press trial (verdict: too complicated to use pre-coffee), to different brands and flavors and sometimes with cream and sometimes without, sugar, no …

Color Choices: Cone 05

Welcome to a new feature – color charts! Of course I’m starting with one that won’t be like any of the others that I have planned, because these colors are ones that fire to a cone that I don’t use very often. What that means is that while these ten …

O Captain, my Captain!

Like most of the world, last night, I was stunned and heartbroken to learn of Robin Williams. He and George Carlin were my favorite two stand-up comedians. I’ve only seen Carlin live, and wish I had pestered my dad more to get me tickets when Williams played Gator Growl here in …

YARN CLUB: Sept – Nov 2014

This product listing is for the Fall 2014 yarn club, a club that runs from September through November and is for three skeins of yarn in the weight of your choosing. This listing will be active until August 31st, 2014 – so you only have a little over two more weeks …

100 Things

So it looks like buying/selling/moving is being pushed back towards the Fall, which is awesome (who wants to move in August in Florida anyway? Who wants to hang insulation and drywall in a small hot AC-less workshop in August? And the longer it takes to apply for a loan, the …

The 60s Have Called

The 60s Have Called, on that big clunky pinkish-yellow rotary phone that hung on the wall like a heavy plastic brick. Civil Rights. The Freedom Rides. The Voting Rights Act. The Fair Housing Act. The March from Selma to Montgomery and the Edmund Pettus bridge. Change. The Vietnam draft. Conscientious …

July 2014 Yarn Club: Yggdrasil

Here is (::sniffle::) the third and last installment of the Norse Mythology inspired yarn club! July’s colorway was Yggdrasil, and while it’s the last colorway in this round of club, it’s the first idea that I had. Yggdrasil, in short, is the Tree of Life. There’s so much to say …