Thursday, September 9, 2010

More New Stuff and Potters Tip

I have been trying to add some pizazz to the booth and thought the old cobalt blue spongeware might do the trick.I don't know if it will sell but it may get people to give the booth a closer look anyway

I had a big tub full of scraps to reclaim and that soft clay just screams to be platters so I threw until it was all gone. Here are some of the results..

Here is a quick tip that will save you $20. A small Talisman  sieve that fits the top of a jar is about $25 at the clay store. A permanent coffee filter is $4 at Sprawl Mart. It makes a fine sieve in both senses of the word.

With a show Saturday in Bellevue and another Sunday in Loveland, it has been a busy week at Whistle Creek.I have been glazing and firing all week but I did find time to set up an account to accept Visa and Mastercard. Look out big time here I come! If you made any bats after reading last weeks post, you'll want to stop by next week so I can show you how to make a system of removable inserts that are quick and easy.

Finally, a lovely plantation desk has come down from my mother in law who went into assisted living.Very shortly after we sat it down, Eddie, the king of the castle, found a new throne.


  1. I think folks will like that sponge ware. when I first clicked on your blog I thought it was an antique and I mean that as a compliment. A permanent coffee filter, I have to look for one of those. thanks. Who are you using for your credit card acceptance?

  2. Linda, I just started w/Propay.I took some cards this weekend and Propay says there is money in the pipeline. Spongeware coffee server and cups sold yesterday.I don't want to be the king of cobalt but I am going to try to keep some of it around.It really is eye catching.

  3. So many people love blue, so I say why not. When we were looking for a house to buy I can't tell you how many folks use blue in their decor, so if folks like it might as well make some of it even though I know most potters seem to think it's over done. I think it's how you use it that matters. I may have to check into that propay. Do you use a cell phone to call in the charges or how does it work?


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