How to: Make a Foam Bat

A foam bat is endlessly helpful for trimming large pieces, and having a soft surface to work with altered pieces on. You will need: *A new clean bat. I used a 22″ Hydra Bat from Continental Clay. *High density foam (it won’t flatten out when you put a heavy piece on it). *A can of … Continue reading How to: Make a Foam Bat

a pottery studio tour: my sunny basement studio

My studio is really clean at the moment. So before I started making a mess again with throwing, trimming and glaze mixing, I thought I would snap some photos and share with you. I absolutely love looking at other potter’s work spaces, and I know I am not the only one! I’ve been sharing some … Continue reading a pottery studio tour: my sunny basement studio

Tutorial: How to make a square plate on the wheel

Before I delve too deeply into this post, I want to thank everyone for the warm “welcome back” that I received after my last post; comments on the post, comments on Facebook and some really wonderful emails. Thanks for all the warm fuzzies and cheering on! I’m happy to be blogging again! And now for … Continue reading Tutorial: How to make a square plate on the wheel

Simple Tweaks to a Better Wheel Set-up

I have seen too many potter friends suffer with back problems over the years. It’s made me be very conscious about the health of my back and my efforts to stop any problems before they begin. Every potter who throws at a wheel has a different set-up. Although mine is based on a pretty traditional … Continue reading Simple Tweaks to a Better Wheel Set-up

Gift Guide for Emily Murphy Pottery

I love giving gifts! I love trying to figure out the perfect gift for someone.  It has to be unique, thoughtful and personal.  Sometimes I get a little stuck and I find that looking at online “gift guides” will help give me a spark of an idea! I’ve been doing most of my Christmas shopping … Continue reading Gift Guide for Emily Murphy Pottery

How to make a new top for a storage ottoman

I have decided that I will sometimes share some non-clay focused blog posts on here.  I have always done lots of crafty/ diy things that are not clay. My parents are both the types to do-it yourself. My mom is an amazing seamstress, quilter, cook and baker. My dad occasionally builds furniture, is a painter and has … Continue reading How to make a new top for a storage ottoman

My new pottery studio, so far.

Thanks for the warm ‘welcome back’ and all the congratulations and well wishes! All the comments and messages make me feel like I’m at a reunion of good friends that I haven’t seen for a while! I’m full of warm fuzzies. As promised, this post is all about my studio build out. A few months … Continue reading My new pottery studio, so far.