Wednesday, July 27, 2011

between this guy

and this girl...

it has once again been an unproductive week so far. spooky with an infected bite wound to the head and ophelia with the general ins and outs and aches and pains of just plain old age has spent some quality time in morehead city visiting bridges professional park animal hospital. i love my vets, i really, do but NO ONE loves their vet this much!!! sheesh!!!
i am happy to report ophelia is feeling better and spooky is..... heavily medicated....but on the mend.
taking pictures of pots and putting on handles and throwing today. stay tuned. maybe i'll take some photo documentation!
for now, happy wednesday.
as always thanks for reading!
wishing you well

Friday, July 22, 2011

my dogs eat more meat than i do...

lots of folks have been askin me about my home made dog food...this is my jumping off point.
 here's the link.

Buddy's and Bubba's Homemade Dog Food
recipe image
Rated: rating
Submitted By: BKBISHOP
Photo By: Chantelle
Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Ready In: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
Servings: 10
"This is a healthy addition to, or replacement for, your dog's daily meals that he will happily devour."
2 chicken leg quarters
1 pound ground beef
2/3 cup rolled oats
1 (10 ounce) package chopped frozen
spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans - rinsed,
drained and mashed
2 carrots, shredded
1/2 cup olive oil
1.Place the chicken leg quarters in a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 40 minutes. Remove the legs and allow to cool. Strain and return the cooking liquid to the pot. Once the legs have cooled. remove and discard the skin and bones; chop the meat, and set aside.
2.Stir the brown rice into the reserved chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, 45 to 50 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid, and add the rice to the bowl with the chicken.
3.Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add the ground beef. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Pour off any excess grease, and place the beef into the bowl. Stir in the oats, spinach, broccoli, kidney beans, carrots, and olive oil. Store the dog food in resealable containers in the freezer. Thaw the daily portions overnight in the refrigerator.

 because i have 900 million dogs i do 50 servings and freeze it....

i have learned to start by cooking the chicken and the beans all day in the crockpot, and add the veggies and oatmeal in last. i mix up the veggies everytime. i often use black beans as well as kidney beans. i also usually get stew meat, a very lean pork, lean ground turkey or fish to mix up instead of the 1 lb of ground beef. they also all get a multi vitamin (calcium is muy importante!!) and fish oil.

its so good, even my hubby will eat it!

hope someone atleast finds this enteratining!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

art show

just came across this little snapshot.
i wanted to post this picture from our art show back in the beginning of the month.
my "sister" liz, visiting from her home in sweden, took this picture.
love it!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

cool artist and no sleep in BFT

a couple of nights week i work at the arendell room in morehead city, the premier place in eastern nc to get a fabulous cocktail. this week, the men of AR have taken a roadtrip. watch out! us ladies are taking over! the late night hours are not conducive to my early morning pottery making, so my studio hours this week are very limited. in the meantime, i can still eat, sleep, and think pottery.
check out todays cool artist alert!

katsuyo aoki


as always, thanks for reading and wishing you well!

Monday, July 18, 2011

going to a good home!

you can now find THR pottery in farmville nc!

3729 North Main Street
 Farmville, NC 
farmville folks and beyond! go check out mylestone gallery. make sure to say hey to meredith and brittany for me! these two wonderful, wonderful ladies are bringing fine handmade crafts to main street farmville.
this is a post from meredith's blog, back in 2010. i think she says it well...
It's summertime and I am sure you have either been on vacation or are planning a vacation soon. Whenever I am traveling I wander down roads with no idea where I am heading, I eat where the locals eat and I step into all the little shops in town or along the way. I like to support small, local businesses because they are the heart of a town. 
I encourage you to head down the unknown path and pay a visit to those local, small town businesses. You never know who you will meet, the conversations you will have and the treasures you will find.
Shop local wherever your travels take you. It makes a difference to the owners and the town and you will be very glad you did.
love this!
buy local and as always, thanks for reading...
wishing you well,

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

at peace with the kiln gods

if you read the blog you might know all this about me...skip to the photos. if you are just curious or don't know about my adventures.... read on.
since i opened my studio here in beaufort just over a year ago, i have had to re adjust my pottery practices. in the mountains i fired in a big gas kiln. when we moved here, i brought my little electric kiln (lovingly know as R2D2)  down here to beaufort.  i left the big kiln behind (for now) and set out on a mission. i taught myself to electric fire. i never knew it would be so difficult!
now, after over a year of wasted pots (exaggeration), wasted electricity (oops. another exaggeration!), wasted kiln shelves (um, NOT an exaggeration), some blood, a lot of sweat and plenty of tears, i finally have figured it out.
i have worked hard. i have made a lot of mistakes. i been so frustrated at times, i didn't want to make pots, well at least not fire them. but now i have found what i have been looking for for so long...
yellow fake ash glazed vase
decorated with underglazes and light scraffito carving
this is what i ve worked so hard for!

the turquoise pots in these pictures are my "back up plan". i have been fiddling around with the turquoise for awhile now. i started to use it as my "back up plan" in case the yellow just never turned out again.
 i call it my "happy accident blue"!

thrown and altered flower vase


from the show "life in a fishbowl"

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

life in a fish bowl

 Life in a Fishbowl. July 2, 2011. Beaufort Art Center.
featuring....Yours Truly along with Craig Gurganus, Abigail Poray, Lisa Tuchek, and Brett Harrison.

a few pictures from the art show...

Finding me:

asheville river arts district
95 roberts street
asheville, north carolina