Friday, May 22, 2009

Making Forms

I was up at 5 am this morning. Danny forgot his glasses and came back to get them. Might as well get up, I was wide awake by then. I decided to clean up the pottery wheel and throw a form I had been wanting to throw for some time. You use these forms for making other objects. This one below will be used to make a open weave pottery basket. I think you'll really be surprised. The pictures below are of a freshly make greenware pot. It has to sit for at least a week to completely dry. During that time, I'll get Kojak to come and replace the breaker in the breaker box so we can fire it. After that, I think I'll make a movie of the basket making. Can't wait to see how it turns out. J

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Getting Back

Do you know what this picture is? It's a picture of an idle pottery
wheel. I hope to get it going real soon. I've been very tired lately,
my asthma is way out of control and I don't feel good most days. I
have some really good ideas for some new pieces, so hopefully I will
be able to start something soon. Keep dropping by and keep your
fingers crossed.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gettin' Ready but Still Idling!!

Well, this is Jen again. Just stopping by to let everyone know we are trying to get started again doing some pottery. What with Ambre's classes and my work, we haven't been able to do much. I have an order for some Christmas mugs, so I will be posting again soon. In the meantime, everyone have a great Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Hello, everyone! This is Jen. Just checkin' in! Sorry the blog has been in idle mode for a while. There has been a lot going on here. Ambre' hasn't had much time to make any new pieces. Kojak has found a new job with DirectTV. He has been in training for a few weeks now out of town, so Ambre has had the kids all by herself during the week and studying hard on the weekends for her class. I have a few pieces made that have not been fired yet but I also have been sick with a flareup of my asthma and very busy at work. They let our clerk go a few weeks ago and I have had to do her job and mine too. This past week the site manager took a week off, so I have been doing his job also. Very tired by the time I get home. Hopefully before long we will have some new pieces to display. In the meantime, please bear with us as we get through this harsh period. Thanks, Jen

Friday, August 29, 2008

New website

I just wanted to let everyone know that I started another blog today. This one is for Poppy and I to post news and happenings about the family. The name if Hodge's on the Hill and the address is Come and visit. I promise I will try to keep it fresh.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Well here they are....

The pictures aren't that great but the pots turned out so nice! Thanks for stopping!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Funky Pots from Foothill Country

Well, here are a few pieces that I'm working on. They are currently in the drying stage. I will be bisque firing them soon and will hopefully get them glazed and finished. They will all have the same glaze effect as the pot picture below except I will be trying out some different glaze colors. The pot below was dipped in glaze and then scraped in places to reveal the natural clay color underneath.

I really fell in love with the design of this pot. Apparently so did Beth!

These two are vases.

These are going to be tumblers. They are just the right size and fit perfectly in the hand. Each one of these new pieces is different in pattern or shape.

That one on the right says things like Faith, Hope, Love, Laugh!

I just thought this one was so sweet and whimsical!

The next 3 pictures are of the same cup from different sides so you can get the full impact. I love it!!! And absolutely true!

Just in case you couldn't make it out...the top line reads 'Haley, James & Cameron' and the bottom reads 'My cup runneth over. Ps. 23:5'

And again the next 3 are of one cup.

Top line: Live~Love~Laugh
Bottom line:Well~Forever~Often

I just love the versatility of pottery and these pieces are no exception. They are not the usual "stick-them-on-a-shelf-and-never-use-them" pieces. They are functional and fun! What more could you ask for?
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the lastest installment of 'Funky Pots from Foothill Country'. Leave me some love and your opinions. Thanks, Ambre