haldecraft — ceramics

2019 kiln firing review

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Most perfectionists and workaholics can agree with me, a lot of the time I don't feel like I do that much -- I feel like I should be always on the move, and everything I do, I should be doing at 103%. It's posts like this that look back at a chunk of something that make me feel.... uh, yeah. Yeah, I do in fact do THAT MUCH. Here's a look back at all my kiln firings in 2019. I mean, that's just a couple-few, yeah?! That is 55 kiln firings. FIFTY-FIVE. And I know for a fact there's at...

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The rest of the Mugs of the Month, 2019

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Hey, y'all! Let's talk about the Mug of the Month! Brief recap: I used to throw or handbuild the mug of the month, showing off the process of throwing and adorning and glazing and whatnot, and... the mugs, frankly, didn't sell as well as I'd like. Then I got busy but still wanted to do it, so I switched to slipcast mugs, which are faster but more boring as far as the process goes. And those, for the most part, have been selling great! So much so that I put a bunch of work to the side to bring some...

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New in the shop: Daisy bowls

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

New in the shop, and I think this rounds out my recent ceramic/flower addiction quite nicely... these little daisy bowls. Technically they are bowls, but they're so teensy! They're the perfect small dish for candies, or a catch-all for keys, change, or even a small ice cream bowl (although you might need seconds... or maybe thirds...) -- this is a real multi-tasker! And it doesn't take up much space on your table (if you need two or three scattered around to make a statement, well, we're not here to judge. We love flowers too.) You can find them here. These bowls are glazed...

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This Week Only: the January 2017 mug

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

This week only, The January 2017 mug has been marked down from $24 to $18, to make room for the new January 2018 mug that will be released next week. Gray and white with flashes of dark blue flow over the stones of this mug like water. Approximate Height: 4 inches Approximate Width: 3.25 inches at lip of mug Approximate Weight: 15 ounces Will Hold Approximately: 10 - 12 ounces of liquid Until next Monday morning - or until sold out, whichever comes first - you can find this here.

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (09/27/17)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Whoa. Wednesday. I almost feel like this should be a "Why I Haven't Been Blogging Wednesday" or "What Happened to September Wednesday" ... but maybe I'll wrap the post up with some "What's Been Going On". First, though, what I've been working on! In ceramics I am ashamed to say there is not much. Oh, well, there's a lot, but so much I don't feel I'm making progress on anything. I just bought a TON of new bisque to glaze up and put some holiday/limited edition things in the shop for the Fall and Winter, so expect those to start...

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