Yep, it's been a loooong time since I checked in. Things are mostly back to something resembling normal in my little world. My house is finally heated which has done wonders to dry everything out. The mold seems to be taking a sabbatical, though I suspect it may return in the spring with warmer weather. We shall see.
In other news...I really need to get back to work. That has been difficult for several reasons, the primary one being that I am still without a kiln. The studio where I work now has two new kilns and two more on the way but due to some really big screw-ups we were sent the wrong amperage and now we will need some major electrical work done. I still am not able to order my own kiln due to some really big New York State screw-ups concerning rebates and flood relief. I won't go into it because I get so angry that I may start to pen my manifesto and plot the downfall of state government... I kid! I kid! (or do I?)
Anyhoo, the photo above shows my very first batch of components in progress.
I must admit that it has been hard to get back to work. Before the flood I had built up a good momentum. It's a bit like chugging along in a train only to be derailed at top speed. (Yeah, I could have come up with a better analogy but after two glasses of wine I'm lucky I can spell analogy...) But I have prevailed and made a fun little batch of pieces!
My friend Maryanne is firing the pieces for me in her studio which is a real lifesaver, though not entirely ideal. However! I will able to have an update on MONDAY!! It's been so long, I wonder if anyone will shop with me. I do worry about that. A lot.
I'll be sure to post a preview of the finished pieces hopefully by Saturday, so please stay tuned.
I haven't been entirely work-free. I've been keeping myself busy making jewelry with pieces I have in my stash. It's been so long since my focus was pointed in the direction of my own finished jewelry and I must say, I really miss it. My first love will always be making jewelry with my porcelain. I got the Etsy shop up and running again and have been listing lots of new pieces like these earrings shown above. I really enjoy making these extra long sterling ear wires.
This is another favorite pair in one of my favorite rusty glazes.
I love this pair, too! I call them Joan of Ark.
I've also brought back my adjustable and super affordable rings. It's been a while since I listed any, though I'm not really sure why. I need to get on the ball!
I'll leave you today with some dragonflies.
Please visit my shop for some holiday shopping! :)