Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cabin Fever & Valentines Sale!

What better way to spend a cold January weekend, than to take some photographs of my components so I can list them in my shop on Etsy?  
The past few years I've been focusing mostly on high fire stoneware and porcelain clay for my creations. However, my fondness for earthenware was rekindled at work recently when we had some staff pottery workshops before the holidays, or "Crafternoons" as we liked to call them.  We mostly made ornaments and it was so great that just about everyone got into it.  Here's a sampling from the fesitivities:
Since we were doing a large kiln firing of our masterpieces, I glazed several of my pendants, connectors and beads made from low fire white clay.  What I think I love the most about low fire clay is some of the fantastic bright glaze colors that I haven't quite been able to achieve with some the high fire glazes, especially the pink shades.

Yesterday while taking some photos, I arranged my pieces by color for a few group shots. These are combinations of stoneware, porcelain and earthenware.
I'm offering 20% off in my Clayworksnh Etsy shop today through midnight Tuesday, January 29th. Just enter code Cabin20 at checkout. Since Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away, I thought I'd get a jump on the holiday. Save on all items including beads, pendants, shawl pins, connectors, cabochons and more! Cheers to longer and warmer days!