Last week was my final ceramics class in the first session with Kristen Swanson. Not the last class ever, since I already signed up for the second session, just the last one is session one.
The last class was all about glazing all the pieces we had made, which was super exciting. I had been itching to bring these babies home.
Once they were home I was still excited and decided each one needed it’s own photo shoot.
So that is what I did!
I have been sharing these on IG and will probably continue with the next batch as well.
So if you’d like to follow along, just check out my InstaGram!
The next session is all about tall cylinders, trays and matching cup sets! I am still so excited!!!!!
This year has been all about experimenting and growing as an artist.
So this weeks shop update is all about surface design on jewelry. I drew up some wonky shapes, laser cut them out of acrylic, hand painted each one and then covered the tiny abstract painting in resin.
These have been so much fun to make and I love that each and every one is 100% one of a kind.
I also took some of my new ceramics designs and translated them to jewelry. These pieces are designed by me, then laser cut and engraved by me and then I fill in the engraved parts in different colors of paint. The finished pieces are so neat to look at and wear!
You can find all the new jewelry pieces here.
In other news, all of the Crafty Bitches Club tshirts have shipped. Once photos started popping up of people wearing them I got a lot of requests for more. So I have started a second preorder with a delivery of early July. If you want to get in on this second run, just click on over to the order page here.
A month or so ago Cheryl Sleboda of Muppin.com and Sew Much Cosplay put out a call for bloggers to take part in the yearly Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop. We were asked to take a photo (or seven) of our studio as it was and then clean it up and share the difference.
Due to being very sick with numerous chronic illnesses, I haven’t really sewn in my studio since last November, so it was a complete and utter disaster. It had turned in to a dumping ground for all my sewing and craft supplies, as well as my daughters supplies (I didn’t know about that part until I started cleaning). I am also redoing my fabric, craft and product storage in my workroom (I know it sounds weird that there are two rooms, but they are rather small and one just couldn’t contain everything) and I was storing a lot of the bins holding my fabric in my studio.
It was ridiculous.
When ever I needed to sew something real quick, I’d just use my machine that I had stashed away in the dining room. Again, ridiculous.
So I jumped on the chance to force myself to clean my studio up. I NEEDED the push so badly.
If you are curious about how bad it was, and then what it looked like afterwards, then keep reading…
I’m 4 weeks into an 8 week wheel throwing course that I talked about here.
I have been sharing progress shots on IG and thought it would be nice to have them here too. I like to see progress.
It has been so much fun learning and playing in Kristen’s studio. She’s an amazing teacher and very patient with me and my ridiculous ideas.
Like when I want a geometric top on one of my bowls, or when I put a hole in the bottom of a bowl and want to make it into a wind chime. Shes up for it all.
In a few weeks we get to glaze everything and I can not wait to see all these pieces finished!