Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Scientist using a solar-powered kiln at the International Conference on Solar Energy, Arizona 1955
via Life Archive

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Drips & Drops

Glaze drips from over glazed student projects, peeled from the shelves in preparation for possible his and her pendants.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Martenitsa

In house Bulgarian Martenitsa, a traditional adornment celebrating spring. Brought stateside by NMc during a trip to Bulgaria in the 90's.
penpencilstencil clipped from Halcyon Days

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Garden 2010

Spring/Summer garden 2010 now underway. This morning I also finally got a picture of the Robin Red Breast that has been visiting us daily. We have dubbed him "H".

Monday, April 19, 2010

Kissing Dragons

Hardcore ivory bracelet from 1940-42 handed down from the NMc side of the family. We still wonder where it came from and are apprehensive of it's production.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Vintage Threads

NMc's Great Grandmothers wooden spools of silk from Belding Brothers & Co. San Francisco. The company started in 1876 in San Francisco and soon merged with other mills, probably sometime between 1900-1910.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Billfold Carryall

My Grandfathers calfskin billfold now in use on special occasions.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Naturals

New run of naturals with recycled marbleized clay.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pot Luck

NMc classic pot luck serving bowl/ utensil holder from the days in Humboldt.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Weights & Measures

Studio scale, still weighing out the chunks when necessary. Made in the USA.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Herbal

The herb section coming back to life, 3 varieties of thyme, chives, oregano, mint, sage and lovage.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Repair

Boro studio door repair. Perhaps a new door is in order?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Bracelet Battle

Bracelet face off, pictured here the in house version handed down the family line to me from back in my high school days.  Solid turquoise center piece, held in only by creased silver. Other contestants HERE and HERE

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Basket

Family heirloom ceramic basket collected by my Great Grandmother sometime in the early 1900's. Super delicate carved handle, even too fragile to use. More pottery from my Great Grandmother HERE.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sebastopol

Spending only a short time in Sebastopol in Sonoma County, including wondering the Luther Burbank Experimental Gardens. Burbank developed over 800 species of flowers, fruits and vegetables, of which many of the hybrids still exist on the property. More on Sebastopol HERE More on Burbank HERE