Tag Archives: do-it-yourself

Farewell WordPress.com and thank you, thank you!

The switch to janestreetclayworks.com has taken place and I’m happy to say it looks beautiful and the same (give me a few days to catch everything up!). WordPress Happiness Engineers did a lovely job! Throughout the day, I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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Making artisan tile molds from clay

Today, I wandered over to the arts centre after an appointment downtown. I wanted to pick up a mold I’d made. It turned out well and I’ve added it to my collection and now have four. For some reason, they … Continue reading

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Heavy clay bookends that won’t budge

The top of my linen chest is the area I’ve designated for my gardening and birding books. I’ve never been too happy with it, though, because the ‘bookends’. On left end, I have two of my grandfather’s glass insulators which … Continue reading

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Welcome the fall with these melodic lovelies…

Welcome the fall with these melodic lovelies… Gather leaves, roll out a thin slab, places the leaves on it, then, using a rolling pin, press the leaves down into the clay. Make sure you get the outline and veins. Cut … Continue reading

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The satisfaction of homemade and ‘found’ pottery tools

You don’t see much whittling these days, but it used to be a major pastime. I tried my hand at it with my white, pearlized pocket knife. My brothers had jack knives and I bet they learned to whittle with … Continue reading

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New life for your cracked pottery

I heard the bowl break before I realized what happened. I was lifting a tile to put it up on a shelf; it slipped out of my fingers and crashed in the sink, smashing a bowl (no damage to the … Continue reading

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Our Jane Street Claydate!

A rainy old day in mid-July was brightened up by friends gathering around the kitchen table on Jane Street. We played with sgrafitto on small tiles, blue and green slip on white clay. Then, we worked with underglazes on larger … Continue reading

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