Author Archives: Tom

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Go Tell it on the Mountain

 O’er silent flocks by night, Behold throughout the heavens there shown a holy light!

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A Partridge in a Pear Tree

‘Tis the season to sing all of our favorite carols, play the seasonal tunes and make objects out of clay that remind us of both.  OK, maybe that’s just me, but if you can’t relate, maybe cookie baking is a … Continue reading

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