Check out these awesome terrariums. A few weeks ago, my coworkers and I created some fun landscapes in glass jars. The tear drop shapes are my works in progress. Inspiration here. Supplies here. So fun; can't wait to make more.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Since my weeklong pottery retreat with my cousin Kiyoung, I have been itching to get back on the wheel. The summer was too hectic to take on a class, but fall seems to be the perfect time to start something new. Upon a friend's recommendation, I signed up for a Tuesday class at Powderhorn Park Recreation Center. It's not a glamourous studio, but the price is right, the location unbeatable and the people friendly. Our instructor, Jennie the Potter, is someone whose work I have admired since I moved here 5 years ago.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Over Labor Day Weekend, I was home for a visit and I found the biggest spider I have ever seen hanging out on the cucumber plants. I pointed it out to my mom and she said that the spider had been there the entire summer. The spider had built a large web straddling the cucumbers and Korean squash, a perfect spot for a hungry spider. Upon further investigation I learned that this spider was a female Black and Yellow Argiope, also known as a Garden Spider. In the waning summer, she ventured deep into the cucumber vines to lay her eggs. When I found her she was fussing over her egg sac, covering hundreds of them with a papery coat. Once satisfied, she returned to her web and resumed her spidery ways.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
These towels seemed to take forever. The combination of a steamy summer without air conditioning, particularly heavy treadles and a more than usual complicated pattern were all good excuses to take my time. A wedding gift deadline really lit a fire under me and in 2 nights I managed to weave almost half the remaining warp before cutting off. My next project will be a simpler version of the turned twill blocks and then maybe I will think about a waffle weave. Can't wait to share.