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Fine Mess Pottery · 1d ago

Pinch, Pinch, Slab

One advantage of a Maine winter is the joy of watching birds at the feeder. Not only do we get a greater variety, but they are more clearly visible against to backdrop of the snow. My mornin...
Fine Mess Pottery · 4d ago

Well, the Damp Box Works

So, remember last year when I came back from NCECA & made myself a damp box? (Quick reminder: it's just a rubbermaid container with a lid, from the supermarket, with about an inch of plaster...
Fine Mess Pottery · 1W ago

During the Storm, After the Storm

During our most recent Snowpocalypse, I felt the sudden urge to make soap! Today was the big reveal:I was a little worried due to a mishap that occurred in the making - I had gotten it all p...
Fine Mess Pottery · 1W ago

Long Time No Soap

I've heard some people clean their homes, on a snow day. I take the opportunity to make an additional mess.Soap mess beforeI was thinking of firing today, but when it came time to candle I w...
Fine Mess Pottery · 1W ago

Between the Storms

We got snow yesterday and last night, enough that I cancelled my Tuesday classes. We are forecast to get snow - big snow, actually - tomorrow. Today, though, it's in the mid-40s and sunny: p...
Fine Mess Pottery · 1W ago

House Numbers: Mission Accomplished!

A few weeks ago I started a project that has been on my list for over a decade: replacing the address numbers on my house. Finally, the finished result!I'm delighted with them, although if y...
Fine Mess Pottery · 2W ago

Drive-by Post: A Demo in 5 Pics

Just wanted to share something fun I have been demonstrating in my classes this week: an underglaze decorating technique involving carving through a layer of wax to create an image and low r...
Fine Mess Pottery · 2W ago

Welcome, Fire Rooster

Can't say I am sorry to see that dratted Fire Monkey make his exit. Bye-bye, Fire Monkey, don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya. Truth be told the Fire Monkey kicked my ass....
Fine Mess Pottery · 2W ago

NCECA Demo, at last on YouTube!

So, hey, remember when I went to NCECA in Kansas City to demonstrate thrown and altered butter dishes? The video of that demo is finally available!Well. Sort of. Turns out you have to purcha...
Fine Mess Pottery · 2W ago

Better Be Today

Today, a Sunday, is the last day above freezing predicted in Central Maine for quite some time, so I guess I better get as much of my kiln maintenance done today as possible, or be cursing m...