Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I was originally making these for a CDHM swap, but then it turned out that it's not the polyanna style, it's the kind where each person gets the same thing from everyone else in the swap... and I can't make 15 different packages of pasta. This stuff is a nightmare to make. Cold porcelain is not the most agreeable material.
So now I need to figure out ASAP what I'll be making 15 of.... hmm... I have ideas...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bread experiments

I made these a few weeks ago, but because of the way this summer's gone...

These are made with Hearty, an air-dry clay. The bready texture makes itself when you heat the clay and is exposed when you cut it. I love the natural look it gives it. The big bread on the far left is a little dense, but you can see it better on the other slices. I still need to do a lot of playing around with it. It also cracks when "baking" just like real bread. Love it!

No coin for scale, but they're on the edge of my keyboard...so that's some scale, right?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A little something...

Just showing off a little something I made while working on my tutorial for CDHM. This one's not really part of it, it's more of an illustration of the potential of the method. I hope you can tell that the tiny thing in the upper right is a bird on a branch. It's my own variation of a design I saw here. I plan on emailing the photo to the original designer, if possible.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Still no photos!

So.... I quit the CDHM blog. I just wasn't up to it. It was more work than I thought it would be and I just couldn't keep up and wasn't enjoying it. I'm not feeling quite as crappy as I had been... I can't wait for fall!

The good news - I've been asked to do a tutorial class at the CDHM Forum! I'm beyond honored! If you're a CDHM member and want to learn to make stoneware dishes (like the Mexican and Mother's Day ones), you can sign up for my class. It's Sat, Sept. 11th at noon Eastern.

The meh news - They need the photos 30 days before the class, which is toward the end of this week. I'm gonna go to VA to become a drunken, sunburned mess for a long weekend, so that means that I'm prepping my class stuff *right now*. This pushes my loooooong delayed set back that much further. It's finally coming together, but... well... maybe next week. After that I need to knuckle down and make stuff for a swap. I'll probably post my experiments for it here. The pre-preliminaries came out pretty cute, so...

If you're itching to see more of my work (HAH!) I put up some fail photos on Flickr. They're in the little slideshow thingy to the right. Glitter poo!

The real half-bakery is filling waaay up with little random thingers... fruit, randomness, and stuff I woozily made for Bastille Day but wasn't up to finishing because of the effing weather. I should get off my duff, finish them, and take some pictures, but... again, maybe next week.