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Sep 17, 2019

Pottery 2

I've been into on some pottery a few more times, but haven't finished anything yet. A small plate I made ended up getting a crack in the bottom so it was broken into pieces and was mixed into my recycled clay. The little cups I shared on Thursday may follow the plate into the recycle bin. They ended up drying too much before I was able to trim them so I was scraping and scraping away at the thick bottom that I left and ended up poking a hole through my favorite of the two. I've also made a very large plate and a hollow donut that's walls may be a bit too thick, but I was worried about it breaking. I'm planning on spending quite a bit of time at the studio catching up on my pieces! We only have two classes left and I haven't fired anything!

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Sep 12, 2019

Pottery 1

Last week I went to the first pottery class! I'm using clay I purchased instead of the free student clay and I enjoy it so far, but want to try some others too. The first two things I have thrown are some "matching" cups. I was very happy with the first one (right side of the pictures) and set it on the table across the room so I think I did okay matching it from such a distance, but I think the second one (left side of the photos) is a little bit too narrow and the walls are too thick. Will definitely need to keep my reference closer when I try again. I'll use the thick walled throw away piece for trimming practice. The base will be a large pedestal, but I'm not sure the shape yet.

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Sep 10, 2019

Dream Catchers

I started working on these fun dream catchers during a crafternoon back in May and thought I shared my progress with you, but I hadn't. Anyway, I finished these over the weekend and need to send them off to my cousins!

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The first dream catcher has a yarn cloud and ribbon rainbow and is for my cousin who loves all things unicorn. The second dream catcher is inspired by Maui from Moana and has felt leaves and shark tooth. This one is for my other cousin who really loves Maui, who doesn't?

Sep 5, 2019

Oops! It's already Thursday and I didn't finish my project so I'm sharing photos of troll hair, green bananas, and a googly eyed stick. Hope your day is great!

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Sep 3, 2019

Pencil Case Embroidery WIP

I've recently become a student again and I purchased a mesh pencil case and document holder so that I could embellish them with embroidery. So far I haven't made much progress, but decided to do a little embroidery sampler on the pencil case (at least one side of the pencil case) as time allows. Here is my progress. It is only one little part, but I need help deciding if I do only reds and pinks or if this is the start to a rainbow. Let me know in the comments!

Pencil Case Embroidery WIP