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Being a potter has its moments. It’s not always zen-like with pretty colors and Patrick Swayze has never visited. There are just as many disasters as there are successes. I hope to share the process!

Hummingbirds and Coffee

A few weeks ago I was asked by a gal to make a coffee mug with a carved hummingbird on it as a tribute to her mother who loved hummingbirds. At first I was reluctant because in the past I had trouble with the final clear coat, but my love for sgraffito carving and a...

Adding Butter to your Butter Crock

On Facebook the other day I was asked how a stick of butter fits into the Butter Crock!  I use mine so often that I forgot that others may not know how they work. Allow a full stick of butter to come to room temperature Using a spoon scrape the butter into the LID of...

Never Give up. Walk away and come back to it later

"Walk away and come back to it later" This is something I tell people all the time.  I learned in the past that whenever you have any kind of block, the best thing to do is walk away, give it a rest, take a nap, find something else to fill your brain up with! And it...

The safety of online credit card use

Last night, while eating pizza at our local Italian restaurant, Leona's Italian Cuisine, with my husband, I got a call from someone wanting to register for a painting party. Since I was out to dinner, (and on my phone) I had no way to jot her name down. I explained...

How to make a perfect cup of coffee

Several months ago I was delivering some butter Keepers to "Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop" in Fort Smith Arkansas (I love their name)! One of the owners, a sweet gal named Sarah, asked if I ever made a Single serving coffee drip maker. (On the day I wrote this they sent...

I am saying goodbye to Etsy

Every good thing must come to an end and I fear a breakup is in the works between me and Etsy. Back in 2011 when I first opened my Etsy shop I thought it was a handmakers dream come true. I bowed before the Etsy gods and thanked them mightily for giving me a place to...


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