News — ceramics

Fresh from the HaldeKiln

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

About, oh, five years ago or so, I poured some pots with the idea of making "toad homes" (little upside-down pots with holes cut out on one side as a "door" that you put in your garden; toads, frogs, or lizards will make their home inside because it is dark, safe, and protected). I bisque fired the two plain pots, and then never got around to finishing them. Well, two broken yarn bowls inspired me to revisit the idea, and those four pieces took up the bulk of the kiln space! Little toad homes! What's next? Fairy doors?

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Scenes from a work day

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

This week is "ceramic week," and I'm working on a few pieces I'm planning on bringing to the Florida Fiber-In in September. You did see my post about that, right?

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Scenes from a work day

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

I've finally had some time for painting this weekend, things I've been itching to get to!

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Fresh.... er, somewhat fresh, From The HaldeKiln!

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

In an ideal world, this is my routine: work a little bit on ceramics Friday through Wednesday, loading up the kiln as I go. Fire the kiln Thursday. Unload the kiln Friday, first taking a picture of the entire firing, and then photographing each new item (or each wildly different replacement item) as I bring it into the house. In the real world, the month of July was completely insane. Most Fridays - and you'll know this if you live in Gainesville - it's been raining, so I haven't been able to take good product photos since I use natural...

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Scenes from a work day

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

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