Creativity

The Unexpected Dresser

“… and besides, he had a box of tools and a pair of intelligent hands.”  from the short story “The Sea of Lost Time” by Gabriel García Márquez 

My multi-talented husband is a corporate man by day, working in e-commerce and marketing, but his real talents are in his hands, and his box of tools, and his brilliant imagination. He builds furniture and turns crusty motorcycles into rowdy works of art. These pictures are of his latest creation. I call it the Unexpected Dresser, because it has many hidden surprises.

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Ceramics, Glazing Basics

John Britt’s New Glaze Book

I just ordered John Britt’s new glaze book for Cone 4-7, The Complete Guide to Mid-Range GlazesJohn has an extensive YouTube channel of great videos for the self-taught, or really for anyone. I have learned a lot from him over the last couple of years. You can order a signed copy from his website (free shipping!) www.JohnBrittPottery.com.

One reason I love John’s videos is that he usually ends them with some saying like, “Now go make 25 of those and I’ll see you in the morning.” Because he knows that effortlessness requires lots and lots of effort! I am excited to get the book and learn more about glaze-making.JohnBritts book