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Author Archives: Tom
What have I been up to?
It’s hard for me to believe it’s been over 3 years since I posted anything, but I think Facebook has ruined me with the quick post attitude. A few words, a quick photo, and voila!, out to the world. Here, … Continue reading
Three French Hens
For those of you who have been following along on the Twelve Days of Christmas saga, this is year three, which equates to Three French Hens. For the hens, I had our chickens model for me, which was not easy, … Continue reading
Santa’s glaze workshop
Do not label the glazes on the bucket lids! What does this have to do with Santa? Nothing, yet. But for those of you who like pottery, I thought it interesting to show you what the pieces look like glazed, but … Continue reading
Creationism or Big Bang Theory?
This post is not meant to debate the two schools of thought in the title, but mainly to display how my brain works and how these two ideas worked their way in to my head, out my head, through my hands, and … Continue reading
Marbled snowflakes and cockle shells
Or, maizy doats and dozy doats…..? What does this have to do with anything? Weird combinations , I suppose. Thought I would post this marbled snowflake plate, inspired by a star plate that Solomon Grimm produced back in the early … Continue reading
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Really?….Two turtle doves revisited.
Has it really been since last April since I posted????? That’s what being busy, posting on Facebook and blog procrastination does to you, or to me, or to one. I am still here, creating pots and gardening and enjoying both … Continue reading
Gather ’round the table
This past week I was honored again to be asked to demonstrate early American redware pottery at New Harmony’s Heritage Days. This is in conjunction with Indiana children learning about Indiana history, although there were plenty of students from States … Continue reading
Man’s Best Friend
Is there any doubt? A dog is a friend, protector, therapist, cheerleader and playmate. They become part of the family and are sometimes better to have at the Thanksgiving table than human family. Their cherished value has been … Continue reading
Just ‘Lion’ Around
As winter has blanketed the pottery compound with the usual quiet, restful ambience for which the season was designed, folks have been asking me if my hibernation period is rejuvenative? To which I reply, “Yes, it is very restful, in a vibrant, … Continue reading
Go Tell it on the Mountain
O’er silent flocks by night, Behold throughout the heavens there shown a holy light!