How to make clay (or paper) angels

This little clay angel is a cinch to make. It could be easily adapted to using sturdy papers or stiffened gauze for the body and lightweight wood balls.  I am using white stoneware clay  and Amaco Potters Choice Glazes.

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My studio essentials

Every studio needs it's basic equipment for whatever it is that you're making. In my studio it is my pottery wheel,my bats, clay and assorted tools.

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My week at Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts

I had a beautiful drive through the Virginia mountains down into the Great Smokies to Gatlinburg, Tennessee where Arrowmont is located. It was really strange because you drive through these beautiful mountains and then all of a sudden, you end up on a main street that looks like they dropped the state fair on it

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On the road again...

On Saturday I hit the road again bound for Gatlinburg, Tn. where I am attending Arrowmont School of Craftsfor a week. I am taking a class from Jason Walker a Seattle area based potter known for his narrative sculptures in porcelain.

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Painting Again….

Three years ago, I learned the magic of spinning a ball of  clay on the potter's wheel and and turning it into a beautiful vase, bowl or object of my imagination. I have been having a total love affair with it since then. Any potter will tell you that once you put your hands in clay and start making things, it quickly becomes an obsession

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Berry Season

One of my great joys is designing and making new berry bowls to use and enjoy during berry season. Right around March I start to get really excited because the sweetest strawberries start showing up in the grocery store.

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Me and Bob

I've been a big Bob Dylan fan since I was 10 years old. Many of his songs have served as a narration for my life and I have always appreciated his poetry. Believe it or not, he is also well known for his wild sense of humor.

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Adventure down the road less traveled
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Here Piggy Piggy! Follow
What to do with all that Art
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The Art of the Letter
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Love and Rejection Follow
Poppies, Veterans and Art: Why Together?
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Penland Part 2
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