day to day in the studio

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011


My trusty companion, Comet
 I don't think it is boring, just hard!  I've been slowly changing my process to be what I hope will be more enjoyable.  Over the years my technique evolved into one that involved up to about 40 glazes and under-glazes. I began to feel like I created a monster!  Although the finished piece was exciting I had so many mishaps and it was just so complicated. So now I am slowly whittling away at the number of glazes and changing my process to more like drawing.  Not sure yet where this will go, but I am ready!


  1. Cathy - I have a Border Collie - Merlin - love the picture of Comet and that's just how Merlin looks when I'm busy in my studio instead of playing with him. Aren't they the best dogs!

    Please post about your discoveries as you change your glazing process. I love your work and can't wait to see what you do next.

  2. Judy, He is a very sweet dog, and so smart! He reminds me all the time that life is more than work--he is all about play, play, play.
    Merlin is a great name!

    Already I have been using more slips and terra-sig, kind of like how I used to 25 years ago! Check out my photos here:

  3. Cathy - those are great! I like the white space - really lets your drawings pop.

    Merlin is a fun junkie too. Comet is a great name. I know another Border Collie named Turbo - another great name. They are smart, wonderful dogs.

  4. I love your work. And I adore your dog! I have a Border too. Smart dogs. Mine pretends he can't hear you when it suits him, of course, he CAN hear you! He's so funny! He and his 'sister' (Golden Retriever) were both rescue adoptions. They are my old babies now, he is 13, she is 12. They adore each other. Inseparable. I love this photo of your doggy. So sweet!

    Found you via Etsy Team forum. Following you now.

    Best wishes,



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  5. Thanks, Miranda! Comet (my dog) is very entertaining too. He reminds me all the time to get out and play more.
    Glad you stopped by and I will look for you on your sites.
    all the best to you and your pups!


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