Thursday, March 17, 2011

In the green(ware)

Porcelain Greenware

I've been working like mad this week, trying to get ahead while feeling like I am just falling more behind. I hate that feeling. My body tells me that I am working too much but my mind tells me that nothing is ever enough. I am behind in shipping, haven't even started an article that is due on Monday and I need to glaze all that you see in the photo above tomorrow. I don't like to whine and I try to keep that to a minimum, but..... boo hoo.

OK. Enough.

Porcelain Greenware

As you can see, I have a lot of great pieces in the works for my next update. Some of you may recognize this large focal from Bead Soup a few weeks ago. I sent my partner, Barbara Lewis, one and she made an amazing necklace with it. A lot of people asked if I would be offering them, so here they are! They are quite large and quite a statement piece but oh so beautiful.

Porcelain greenware

I said I would never makes these guys again and here I am, making them. I had to make one to replace one that was broken so I figured that I might as well make a bunch. I know there are some of you out there who have wanted one, so here is your chance. Probably the last chance. ;)

Porcelain greenware

This sweet bird pendant comes out of my own line. I call it Yesterday's Bird.

Porcelain greenware beads

I only made one group of two-sided beads this time around. They are a bit labor intensive, to be honest, and I am not entirely sure I can price them where they need to be and still have people buy them. Does that make any sense? People outside of ceramics might not realize how much time goes into making pieces, especially when it comes to the way I glaze. Pricing can be difficult...

So anyhoo, that is a small preview of what I am up to. I hope to have them all glazed and fired by Monday and possible put in the Extra shop sometime next week. We shall see. :)


mirsini's creations said...

Hi dear Nancy! I love every piece you create! You are unique my friend! These owl guys are awesome! As for the feeling that you fall behind i feel the same all the time and i don't like it! My body tells me to stop for a while cause i have terrible back-pain and headaches but i can't do it properly cause every time i think it's not enough! You see the joy of creation is a very nice feeling :) ! Kisseeeees!

earthlyjewels said...

Wow! That's awesome! So many gorgeous pieces there!The owls are cute!

Maria said...

Amazing beads as usual :)
Looking forward next update!!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I love all of your pieces, but they sell out too fast :-(

I really like the owls and will have to check your shop more frequently.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Oh my I can't wait for the owls. I am hoping I am one of the one's that you were thinking of when you made more owls. Did you hear my sobs when I finally used the owl I bought from you and the necklace sold? Okay I am kidding I was jumping up and down when the necklace sold I was crying when I found out there were no more owls. You make the best owls and I love the unglazed backs they are so smooth. Okay enough flattery I hope it gets me at least 1 owl :-)
Love Ya Nancy!
Shannon C

Anonymous said...

Oh my, they are all so beautiful!

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Kathleen said...

They are beautiful!

redmink said...

They are does one purchase from you I can only get one or two maby........