I put the irk in work

So, there I am, working on ideas for the next HaldeCrate… (yes, that is a teaser photo) When all of the sudden, we get the potter’s most favorite thing ever! A kiln explosion! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I’m just kidding. We hate that. Mugs are not as functional as they should be, with …

Well, THAT was crazy.

So, Tuesday night, about the time Tim and I were watching our last TV show of the evening, I was like, “Holy crap, what is that NOISE???”…. we paused the TV and listened to the longest rumble of thunder I’ve ever heard. It must have gone on straight for about …

Dinner and Raku

Amy and Isaac are days away from having another baby, and Tim’s parents are in town staying with them in order to help out with Ranger Baby when the moment comes. So we had everyone over for dinner last night! Cetty fired up the raku kiln and timed the pull …

Vignettes

The UPS lady almost gave me a hug when she got out of her truck the other day. “I *love* your new driveway!” — she settled for a high five, a few minutes of conversation, and then Tim walked the girls past her and she had dog bones in her …

Them’s the pits

Have we told you about the clay pit? About why this property was up for sale in the first place? As near as we can tell – and a LOT of this is guessing and conjecture and putting things together that we’ve heard through the grapevine, so, take this with …

The studio, so far

(Cross-posted on my work blog) Here are a couple of inside-studio shots. Tim was originally going to start with the back deck for the house, but a little problem with the truck has derailed that for a couple of days. So he started with the studio, instead. TO START WITH…