Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope you all survived the holiday festivities, and had a joyous season with loved ones.  We enjoyed good family times, and gathered together for our 2nd annual (and possibly last) gingerbread hootenanny.
It was great fun and tons of sugar was had by all. I just don't recommend it unless you have a lot of time to devote to such an undertaking.  I won't mention any names, but apparently someone has been eating the trees because they seem to be disappearing.

We're enjoying the lights on the tree for one more night until alas I will have to pack everything away tomorrow.  Now that the dust has settled from the wrapping paper mountain, and gingerbread crumbs, I managed to spend a few days finishing up some glazing I started before the holiday rush.  Here's a few pieces I unloaded from the kiln this morning that I'll soon be listing in my Etsy shop:

Recently I sent out the prize to Jane Murphy who was the winner of New Hampshire Magazine's November Spot the Newt challenge.  I sent Jane a snowflake necklace and earring set,
as well as one of my festive fish pins and matching red heart earrings.  The snowflakes, clay beads, fish pin and hearts are all made from white earthenware clay.  Most are finished with a mother of pearl luster, which requires a third kiln firing.

Congratulations Jane for finding all of the hidden November Newts!  Each month the New Hampshire Magazine features a different NH Made member.  There's always a good reason to Spot the Newt!
 
Stay tuned for some new Clayworksnh designs coming very soon.  Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year!

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