Monday, November 10, 2014

Polar Vortex


 
 
When I heard the polar vortex was moving south, I thought of the woods.
I knew the rabbits and all their friends would be readying for the storm. Then hunker in with supplies.
 
Badger , always the most prepared.
Here on the edge of the woods, I tried an ancient technique
Started with a simple pinched bowl, then scraped out a design with a pointed tool,
Painted on glaze color of choice and when set; rubbed off with sponge in one direction. Continually rinsing your sponge so the glaze doesn't drag. Somehow there is green glaze on here, oops.
Oh, the herons are back. Hunting for luncheon in the dry grasses of the neighborhood.
 
Off to list this morning, hope its a grand week for you~
xx
julie

19 comments:

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Love the little cabin plate. Unfortunately I live in Canada where the polar vortex is soon to arrive and you don't ship there.
Oh well I shall daydream of it during the cold!
Susan

Katherine Dunn said...

Yes, the vortex. I will be like Mother Goose or Mother Hubbard getting coats on all the old goats. the little bowl is sweet. Reminds me of salt glaze almost in the appearance.

lynne h said...

julie, smiling to see you and all you've created!!

xoxo

Linda Starr said...

more vortex again this winter ugh;

when I lived in California the blue heron would catch gophers in my yard; here is a link to the photos I got of one just as he caught it

http://bluestarrgallery.blogspot.com/2008/12/great-blue-heron-gopher-getter.html

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

My heart skips a beat when you post, Julie. Always inspiring and lovely to visit you.
Hugs,
Lin

Judy Shreve said...

Your ceramic work just makes me smile! And boo on the poor vortex! Stay warm.

Valerianna said...

Polar vortex definitely gets critters moving in the forest! Good to see your lovely work and herons on the lawn, how fun!

mary ellen mckenzie said...

Love them all Julie ... but especially the little pinched pot with scraped design! You must have so much fun in your workshop!!

Lovejoy Bears said...

Everything is so beautiful Julie!! I really love the badger and the pinched cup is amazing!! hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

Madelief said...

I heard about the Polar Fortex Julie. I don't think we ever had anything like it in The Netherlands. You created some beautiful animals!!

Madelief x

Aprilgirl said...

Your woodland animals are such a delight! I always look forward to seeing what is new from your world.

Librarian said...

Such very charming and special items again, Julie! I like this idea of readying everything at home for the cold months, although I don't like the cold months as such.

jen storer said...

Beautiful in every way. xx

L'Adelaide said...

I lust after your work yet always miss your offerings... there must be a secret code i'm missing!! ah well, to look at your beautiful creations is, indeed, also a lovely thing.

Charlotte Bezzant said...

Hello Julie, hope you are well. It has been so quiet from you in Blog world xx

Charlotte Bezzant said...

I can't imagine rain in California!!! xx

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Charlotte,
Six to eight inches tomorrow in San Francisco!!

bridgmanpottery said...

oh, julie, lovely mishima!

handstories said...

Hi Julie, I just wanted to say how much I love your little blue house! It's so delightful! I grew up in a blue house & live in one now & am so happy to have your treasure to remind me of both. Thank you! Cindy

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