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Aug 31

Deep Blue Flowerpot

 I think I had intended to do some surface decoration on this flowerpot, but the test tiles showed this oasis + clear glaze combination was so reliably beautiful that I decided to just showcase the glaze with a plain surface.

Aug 27

Book Review: A Natural History of Dragons

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan Just when I think I’m tired of fantasy, something like this comes along and blows me away with its fresh new look. How can you make a book about dragons feel different? How can you make another too-literate young lady of breeding in a Victorianesque England-ish country seem …

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Aug 26

Short Spiky Pot

 What I wanted was a pot covered over in a repeating pattern of small raised bumps. I tried using a mini-extruder, but they wouldn’t stick. Then I tried rolling a coil and making small nubs, but that took too much time. I ended up filling a makeshift pastry bag with slip and just applying it …

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Aug 24

Blue Thrown Coffee Cup

 I made these cups for a friend of mine, who wanted snarky anti-religious chapter and verse notations for dreadful bible verses. At the last minute, I decided not to include them and just make a pretty, functional cup. It’s startling how much work goes into something you would barely even glance at if you saw …

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Aug 20

Book Review: The Silvered

The Silvered by Tanya Huff This has all the typical paranormal romance/urban fantasy tropes set in a Victorian technology, high-fantasy world. It has sexy werewolves and mages, hot air balloons and cannons and muskets. At times it felt like a regency romance, with the status-mad mother of the female heroine and the description of the …

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