haldecraft — ceramics

Five HaldeCraft Yarn Bowl styles

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

If it's one thing I love doing with HaldeCraft, it's combining my love of making ceramics with my love of yarn. Which is one reason I make so many yarn bowls! Here are five that I currently offer. The J-cut style is a good, short, sturdy bowl designed with a wide flat base great for ensuring it doesn't tip over if jostled. This is a great bowl for the non-monogamous crafter, because it offers just the J-cut yarn guide (not a hole in the side to run your yarn through). If you've ever threaded your yarn through one of those...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (07/19/17)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

What are y'all working on this week? Towards the end of last week I did what's called a Rapid Log in my bullet journal, taking a page (OK; maybe two) and writing down everything I needed to remember to do that wasn't already written down in my journal, and things that were half-finished when I switched notebooks at the end of last month, and things that were just occurring to me that needed to be written down to do later that I didn't want to forget. Then I started picking things off that list and doing them. Those things are...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (07/12/17)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

This week I was determined to hit the ground running, except that I seem to have tripped over my feet and fallen flat on my face into a gutter. It's one of those weeks where ... it's not just that things are taking three times as long, it's more like I'm stymied no matter what I try to do. Yesterday it was frustrating me but today all I can do is laugh. I mean, what are the chances that I can't finish A SINGLE THING I've started this week? Nothing! Not a thing! That's actually kind of hilarious! So, what...

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The Marie Collection

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

New in the shop, The Marie Collection! Early this year I took a lecture series, by ceramic artists, for ceramic artists. One way that it really got me thinking is how I present my work, when I have new things. Previously, I've made a piece at a time, releasing that piece, dreaming of a whole set of things, and if I ever got to the point where I had a handful of things, I couldn't take a group photo of everything together because chances are some of it had already sold. So I'd make more, but then other things would...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (05/31/17)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

What are you working on this week? I'm trying to remember what I was doing two months ago, before I thought "hey, I wonder what it would be like to release an entire line of ceramics at once instead of just doing the set piecemeal?". Hahahahaha! But, seriously. When did summer start?! I've lost a few weeks. Last thing I remember it was, like, late March! In ceramics, I'm somewhat taking a breather after finishing the redesign and new pieces in The Marie Collection. I'm doing a number of new color test tiles, because I already have the next line...

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