Sunday, May 15, 2011
Making lamps and then there is a bowl
He started off just making our standard egg shape and then something else stepped in and the next thing you know those eggs had taken a twist.
These are small accent lamps that stand under 9 inches before the shade is put on.
I have several in our house that I really like for those spots that need a little light.
He moved from the small lamps over into some larger ones.
And, again, the standard egg shape has taken on a new look.
New shapes to play with!
Then I found this quiet bowl sitting along with the lamps.
This bowl feels so soft and quiet to me.
I loved the shape and the swirl in the bottom.
More of these would be nice.
I could see filling this up with some of my spring salads or a nice summer pasta dish.
We keep working on filling up the gas kiln and I think we might be there soon.
I have moved over to glazing tiles while I wait for stoneware pots to dry.
Never a dull moment around here.
Most days I could use an extra hour or three to get it all done.
Then again my old bones tell me when it is time to step away and do something else.
This spring has been a wet one for us and I heard the other day it is called a blackberry summer. I gather that the meaning is that the cool days with lots of rain are going to make for some killer blackberries this summer.
We are keeping our eyes out on a few areas that hold promise for berries.
It has been many summers since I have made blackberry jelly, but it could be on the list for this year.
I have two rounds of strawberry jam put away and I know Mark would go for some blackberry.
I do know that you just can not compare real jam or jelly to what is out there in the store.
It is a bad day when we are out of the homemade stuff here.
Makes for sad toast in the mornings.....:(
The magnolia trees are also very happy with the wet, cool spring.