In the last post I said we had good food, I should elaborate just a bit. Friday night Maggie made a beautiful chicken salad and beside it sat an apple crisp Dave put together along with a loaf of homemade wheat bread. The next day a crock pot sat on the counter teasing our taste buds with a delicious pot roast and Sunday morning Suzanne made tasty French toast and on the side I had more apple crisp. Memories get cemented in when you involve all the senses.
This was a photo at Dave's wheel, all the clay clippings.
Out in the studio I got to make a whimsical and wonderful bird house. The pattern is a Kennedy Creek original with texture and many surprise elements. This bird house is for my garden and will attract someone next year. Maggie generously will take it though the rest of the process for me then I will show you the finished piece sometime in the future. If you are like me and have to own one you can order it here take a peek.
We also made little houses tall and small. It all started with a magical tool called an extruder. In goes the clay and with a pull of a lever a hollow tube of clay comes out. We cut it to length and were shown how to roof it. Maggie and I made some towers that are cut to hold a small tea light. I made my house the same way. I love candles and can hardly wait to see it flicker to life.
My little house candle holder below will be a nice dark blue with a natural roof and door, the bird will be black.