Renaming my biz to Broke Back Pottery

October 15, 2011
No, not in honor of the controversial romantic movie about two gay cowboys.
Packing up my wares, unloading boxes, tents, table, unpacking boxes, working 12 hour days...2 days straight, packing what didn't sell, tearing down tents, tables, hauling everything back into my basement back is broke. I've been doing this once a month and my chiropractor has some major job security right now.
In the life of a potter, we pick up 50 lb boxes of clay. Slam wads of clay on a table to flatten it. Pick up 50 lb buckets of mushy clay for recycling. Bend over a piece of work at the wheel or table for a half hour.
No one tells you, 'By the way, your body will be under just as much stress as a construction worker.' Whew!
Some times I think 'If only I went back to my desk job'...but then I remember that comes with carpal tunnel too.
So the next time you see a piece of pottery know that we love our work and it wasn't easy to make that perfectly balance piece of art in your hand.

The best childrens books

July 22, 2011
After being stuck inside our nice cool abode with the triple digit heat raging outside, my youngin's and I have read some great books. Below is a great selection of books for the toddler, all the way up to about a 7 or 8 year old.

1. Because a Little Bug went Ka-choo by Rosetta Stone (Dr. Seuss books)
        ~This one is my all time favorite from childhood.

2. Three Little Kittens by Galdone
        ~Another old favorite that you'll have to read over and over again.

3. The Little Engine that coul...
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Trying to cut the deficit...luckily mine doesn't need an act of congress

April 12, 2011

  I’m in the midst of figuring out ways to decrease our spending at home since I will be quitting my job to become a full-time Mom and Potter. I thought I’d share some saving tactics I’ve learned in the last few months.

  My grocery bill seems out of control most months, so that was the first item on the agenda to get slashed. My family of 4 goes through bread like a tornado in a trailer park. I found that a lot of grocery stores sell frozen rolls of bread (both white & wheat) in the f...

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Color forecast for 2011

February 7, 2011

So you were just thinking about re-decorating, right? I'm a little late but I thought I'd post the nationally forecasted colors for 2011. When redesigning a space it's best to know what colors have been around for a while so you don't feel the need to change your decor every two years. I haven't seen many changes over the last two years in the color formula, more like transitions in one hue. So you are in luck if you were biting your finger nails over those large purchases you need to make to...

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In the beginning....

January 21, 2011

  I don't really want to talk much about me, but a lot of people ask me how I became a potter...So why not make that the very first post of this blog? Don't worry, further commentary will be interior design tips, recipes and some news about the biz sprinkled in.
  I'm one of those people that wants to try while in college I started studying Management Information Systems...BORRYING, but it did make me pretty computer savvy in the process. I decided to try a Color Theory class a...

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