Monday, April 25, 2011

A Landmark Moment! ~

50 fans!  and counting... That's awesome!
A few weeks ago I created a fan page on Facebook, where I've been sharing my latest creations and info on discounts and promotions on my work.  I'm excited to say I now have 50 fans! Thanks so much to everyone for your support, and if you haven't had a chance to check out my Clayworks by Lisa Boucher Facebook page yet, please do ~ 

For the May, I'm offering Free US Shipping to Clayworks by Lisa Boucher Facebook Fans in my Clayworksnh Etsy Shop.  Earrings, Pendants, Necklaces, Beads, Pins and More.  Just enter coupon code FBMAYFSUS at Checkout.

Thank you!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

And the Autism Awareness Pin Winners Are..........

Winners of the Autism Awareness Pins Are...... 

Four lovely people commented on my earlier post about my handcrafted Autism Awareness Puzzle Pins.  I'm splitting the bulk of the pins between Shannon C.  who would give them to a couple ladies who work so hard everyday to bring awareness and support to the cause, and Shirley who's church is working hard to become more aware of autism, and is spreading the word.

I'm also sending a pin to Deborah and Marie - the two other wonderful people who commented, and including one of my Holly Puzzle Piece Autism Awareness Ornaments for everyone who commented.
All of the winners please e-mail me your addresses so I can send you your prizes.

Many thanks to everyone for your comments and for all that you do to spread the word and support Autism Awareness.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The EMT Leach Pottery Mashiko Earthquake Appeal

I'm donating 100% of the sale from my of this Seashell Starfish Necklace from my Clayworksnh Etsy Shop to the Leach Pottery Mashiko Earthquake Appeal.

The Etsy Mud Team is working together to raise support and donations for our fellow potters in Japan, specifically in the historic pottery village of Mashiko which was hard hit by the recent earthquake.
We will be donating through the appeal set up by the internationally known Leach Pottery which has a long history with the village themselves. You can find more information here:

~~~~~~ Details about the necklace ~

A beautiful necklace featuring a pendant with raised starfish and shell design with matching ceramic and glass beads. The pendant is made from white kiln fired clay, glazed with a background of teal, blue green and turquoise, with handpainted starfish and shells of pink, blue and sand, framed in white, finished with a mother of pearl luster, and measures 1" x 1 1/2". This necklace features handcrafted ceramic beads by clayworksnh in pink and blue green mixed with turquoise glass beads and silver spacers, strung on a tan cord and finished with a decorative silver toggle clasp.  

Friday, April 15, 2011

The 7000 Bracelets for Hope Blog Hop!

The Global Genes Project, launched the “7,000 Bracelets for Hope” campaign to support families and children living with rare disease.
Jewelry designer Lori Anderson came up with the idea for this blog hop, and rounded up 112 participants who have made blue jean/denim inspired bracelets to help support the cause!

Here's the bracelet that I made for the event~
Lori suggested we use an adjustable clasp, so I chose one with a hook and chain.
I used various blue glass beads - faceted, roundels, and seed beads, with silver spacers and clasp.
The focal is one of my blue stoneware ceramic beads.
I hope someone will enjoy wearing my bracelet as much a I enjoyed making it.

Click Here for Lori's list of all the other blog posts of beautiful bracelets created by the other 111 talented participants in this event!

If you would like to find out more about the Global Genes Project, or how to participate in their campaign, visit their website ~

Autism Awareness Month Giveaway

April is Autism Awareness Month

There are many great websites with information about this developmental disorder which Time says "One in 110 American children are considered to fall somewhere along the autism spectrum, according to the latest report released by the federal government."  You may know someone with autism, as I do, and know the challenges that they and their families face on a daily basis. 

A few years ago, someone who works with children and adults with autism commissioned me to make some autism puzzle pins for her organization's store.

I made puzzle pins in all colors, shapes and sizes, and hand painted Autism on them. Unfortunately due to an illness she had to close her shop.  This month, I'm giving away 20 of my handmade autism pins which are made from a white, kiln fired clay, glazed and fired a second time. 
They have retailed for $6.00 - $12.00.  If you're interested, or know an organization would like them, please just leave a comment below.  I will be announcing the winner/s Friday, April 22nd.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring Sightings in New Hampsha

Only in Tuftonboro......
My favorite mailbox...


Frost Heaves? Really?  I had not noticed.
Bump? I think you meant Cavernous Car Thrashing, Whiplash Inflicting Cravasse... Perhaps?

 Quick - the humans are coming, let's cross the road....


Mud? What Mud?

The trees were sappin' haaahd this yee-ah.

Spring at last.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Look what just washed up....

A few stoneware pendants I just listed on Etsy.
A beachy mix of Coyote cone 6 glazes.
An Oasis Sky, with Almost Teal water and Pansy Purple Wave. 
Turquoise Matt an Pansy Purple Shore with Butterscotch Shino Shell and Starfish.
Summer's on the way, I can feel it........

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Blue Beads ~

A few blue stoneware beads I made recently,
inspired by the upcoming 7,000 Bracelets for Hope Blog Hop hosted by Lori Anderson which will be this Saturday, April 16th. 
All participants are making blue bracelets for the event.  The bracelets are given to one of 7000 families having children with rare diseases to show them love and support.  There's 111 participants in the blog hop, so please join me and take a tour to check out everyone's beautiful blue bracelet creations!

I finished my bracelet yesterday, but won't be posting it until Saturday.  For now, another pic of my blue beads......
Thank you everyone for voting for my Seafest frame in the Etsy Mud Team Donut Challenge. 
Voting is going on until the 17th, so if you haven't had a chance to look yet, there's still time to Check it out.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Vote for the Donut Please!

My Donut for the Etsy Mud Team Donut Challenge is finished and listed ~

Please show some love and Cast your Vote for my Seafest Starfish and Shell Frame Here.  Thank you!!  I hope you like the results of my slab technique seashore frame with turquoise, blues, purple and greens.  I think the tan speckled stoneware clay is perfect for that beachy feel. The swirls and waves are left unglazed for a more sandy texture which makes a nice contrast with the glaze.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had intended to make a mirror frame, but since it did shrink a bit too much while drying, and firing, it is now a Frame which can be used for a photo or mirror. I'll just be getting a little smaller mirror to fit the piece.  In that post you can see the process of how I created the piece.
Thanks again for your Vote! I So appreciate your support. :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A New Batch of Easter Eggs!

Fresh out of the kiln, a new batch of cone six Easter egg pins.
I decided I would try more than one color on the eggs this time, and was happy to see that the colors didn't bleed, and stayed where I put them...
I used my new Coyote glazes Almost Teal,
Fire Opal, Really Red,
Turquoise Matt, Oasis Blue,
Gun Metal Green,
Butterscotch Shino,
and Eggplant.
I'll be listing these in my Etsy shop soon.  Coming soon....
New Cone Six Pendants, Birdie Earrings, and the Donut Mirror Reveal!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Working on a Donut

A donut shaped mirror that is, for the Etsy Mud Team Donut Challenge which is April 11 - 17.
I've been wanting to make some mirrors for a few years now.  I figured this would be a great opportunity to give it a try. I took out some of my seashore molds and started rolling, pressing, cutting and shaping away with my tan speckled clay.

I started by cutting round bases to work on, making them about about an inch wider in diameter than the mirror blanks.
If I had thought more about how much stoneware clay shrinks, I would have made the bases and holes quite a bit larger.

Here's the first one......
The one below is the one I'm going with for the challenge........
This is after the bisque firing.   A little shell and starfish detail ~~
I attached a half circle on the back to keep the mirror blank secure, and put two holes to hang the mirror from a decorative cord when finished.
Below is the piece glazed with some of my favorite Coyote glaze colors ~ Pansy Purple, Oasis, Gun Metal Green, Turquoise Matt & Almost Teal.  I later put some Butterscotch Shino on the starfish and shell.
Of course it still needs to be glaze fired, which I will be doing tomorrow morning so it will ready just in time to submit my photo for the Etsy Mud Team Donut Challenge.   The deadline to submit photos is April 10th.  As usual I work better under pressure.  I'll be posting a photo after the glaze firing ~ 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bracelet Blog Hop -- 7000 Bracelets of Hope

I just joined the 7000 bracelets for hope blog party hosted by Lori Anderson!

Sign up ends midnight, Tuesday, April 5th, so read below on how to join the fun and support The Global Genes Project, an advocacy group who launched "7000 Bracelets for Hope", a children's rare disease campaign.

All you need to do is make a bracelet in an adult size in a denim/blue jeans-inspired theme.  The bracelets are given to one of 7000 families having children with rare diseases to show them love and support.

If you would like to participate in this blog hop, click on this link:

To learn more about this campaign, visit The Global Genes Project by clicking here:

Due date and blog hop is Saturday, April 16th
Please feel free to grab the 7000 Bracelets of Hope logo for your blog, too!