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Features Technique: Pottery Glazes

August 9, 2017

This month we’re going to get a little technical on you, and talk about the difference between pottery and ceramics and high fire and low fire. First pottery and ceramics: There is no difference. It’s like asking if something is cow or beef. It’s the exact same thing, just different places call things different names. […]

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Featured technique: Rubber Stamping

July 25, 2017

I have a few stamps. A few hundred. I’m a little obsessed. But they are so awesome for adding to pottery, how can I resist? Here’s my video of how to use rubber stamps on pottery.  ​​​​ Here is the link on YouTube.  Stamps are the best! Come play!

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Featured technique: rubber stamping

July 12, 2017

I say this all the time, but there is a big difference between being artistic and being creative. Being artistic means you can draw a dog. Being creative means you can imagine how to make something that people see and say “wow!” I am not artistic. If I draw a picture of a dog, you […]

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Bubbles!

June 22, 2017

When I say “bubble painting” sometimes people go “huh?” Here’s a quick demo of how to do bubble painting! Come see us and make your own awesome bubble project.  ​[wpvideo NELfr0qX]​ Find it on YouTube Here And here’s how that plate looked once all the bubbles popped – you can see there are some big bubbles […]

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Summer of Succulents

June 7, 2017

  Announcing something totally new and awesome for Do It Yourself Crafts – the Summer of Succulents has begun!   We know it’s a thing – we’ve seen in on Insta and all over Pinterest and every where we go, there they are – these beautiful, interesting, cool plants. And, apparently, pretty hardy. Have we […]

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Featured Technique: Bubble Painting

June 7, 2017

Featured Technique of the Month – BUBBLE PAINTING   Did you ever blow bubbles in your milk?   If you didn’t, because you were a well behaved human being with impeccable manners who would never do something so juvenile… maybe your little brother did. Of the kid who sat across from you in the lunch […]

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Silver Clay

May 22, 2017

Ask almost any mom if she would like a silver fingerprint of her child, and almost without fail the answer will be “Yes!” In fact, it’s probably going to be “YES” even before you finish asking the question.  Several years ago, we brought into the studio a system for making silver pendants out of a […]

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Video how to: Texture technique 

May 9, 2017

I’m not gonna lie – I love painting on paper and then putting it on pottery. I love how interesting the final result is, how not perfectly perfect each item turns out, and how messy I get.  I also love the state of Alabama, and how beautiful it is. I decided to do a tree […]

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Featured Technique: Texture

April 24, 2017

Have you ever wanted to paint something that didn’t look exactly like it had been painted? Or wondered how someone got “all that” going on? It might have been using the Texture technique – this technique is so much fun, and one of my favorites. Basically, “Texture” (or as I sometimes call it, paper texture) […]

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