On September 28, 2001 I went to Ladies' Night Out at Into the Fire, a pottery (bisque) painting studio, with my friends Kirsten and Lise.  Since then, I've been hooked, and have spent almost every Friday night and Saturday at the studio, relaxing, and using the time as creative therapy.  

Here are pictures of my first few pieces, from 9/28/01 to 12/15/01.

1st Xmas Plate.jpg (49177 bytes)
1st Piece: Xmas Plate
Completed 9/28/01
Given as Christmas Gift
Building a SnowPal Plate.jpg (50586 bytes)
Building a snowpal
Completed 10/6/01
Given as Christmas Gift
Candle&EggHolders.jpg (48520 bytes)
Candle/Egg Holders
Given as Christmas Gift

1stLeafPlate.jpg (43245 bytes)
1st in Leaf Series
Completed 9/29/01
Leaf Plate 2 Displayed.jpg (36104 bytes)
2nd in Leaf Series
Completed 10/5/01

Fall Sweater Plate.jpg (36438 bytes)
Fall leaf design copied from sweater
Completed10/9/01
Given as Christmas Gift

GrapeContainer.jpg (34248 bytes)
Grape Container
Completed 10/12/01
Given as Christmas Gift

3rdLeafPlate.jpg (39377 bytes)
3rd in Leaf Series
Completed 10/19/01
4thLeafPlate.jpg (34592 bytes)
4th in Leaf Series
Completed 10/20/01
Broke 11/22/01 AFTER Thanksgiving dinner (phew!)
LeafSeries.jpg (42068 bytes)
Entire Leaf Series
Complete 10/20/01
PurpleIceCream.jpg (30946 bytes)
Ice Cream Bowl
Completed 10/19/01
Given as Christmas Gift
BlueIceCream.jpg (34553 bytes)
Ice Cream Bowl
Completed 10/20/01
Given as Christmas Gift

MomFrame.jpg (31179 bytes)
Picture Frame
Completed 10/26/01
Given as Christmas Gift
KaylaCup.jpg (37990 bytes)
Bathroom Cup
Completed 10/26/01
Given as Christmas Gift
ChristianCup.jpg (41739 bytes)
Bathroom Cup
Completed 10/28/01
Given as Christmas Gift

GreenIceCream.jpg (34755 bytes)
Ice Cream Bowl
Completed 10/26/01
Given as Christmas Gift
OutsidePopcornBowl.jpg (30527 bytes)
Sports Popcorn Bowl
Completed 10/28/01
Given as Christmas Gift
SportsPopcornBowl.jpg (33737 bytes)
Inside same Popcorn Bowl
Completed 10/28/01
Given as Christmas Gift
AngelTrivet.jpg (39377 bytes)
Angel Trivet
Completed 10/28/01
Given as Christmas Gift
TJDogBowl.jpg (43083 bytes)
Dog Bowl
Completed 11/11/01

Given as Christmas Gift
PurpleWhimsical.jpg (26657 bytes)
1st in Whimsical Dinnerware Series
Completed 11/11/01
Given as Gift
BottomOfSnowBowl.jpg (12076 bytes)
Snowman Bowl
Completed 11/15/01
Given as Christmas Gift
InsideSnowBowl.jpg (15806 bytes)
Inside Snowman Bowl
Completed 11/15/01

Given as Christmas Gift
JacobCup.jpg (34041 bytes)
Bathroom Cup
Completed 11/16/01
Given as Christmas Gift
1stSquareBowl.jpg (28531 bytes)
Cereal Bowl
Completed 11/16/01
Given as Christmas Gift
2ndSquareBowl.jpg (27256 bytes)
2nd in Cereal Bowl Pair
Completed 11/23/01
Given as Christmas Gift
BlueWhimsical.jpg (27262 bytes)
2nd in Whimsical Dinnerware Series
Completed 11/23/01
Given as Gift
RoosterCup.jpg (35019 bytes)
Bathroom Cup 
Completed 11/23/01
Given as Christmas Gift
NapkinRings.jpg (30031 bytes)
4 Napkin Rings - Whimsical Collection
Completed 11/23/01 & 11/25/01
Given as Gift
BathroomCup.jpg (26245 bytes)
Bathroom Cup
Completed 11/25/01
Given as Christmas Gift
GreenWhimsical.jpg (24188 bytes)
3rd in Whimsical Dinnerware Series
Completed 11/25/01
Given as Gift
BrownWhimsical.jpg (26598 bytes)
4th in Whimsical Dinnerware Series & Matching Napkin Ring
Completed 12//7/01
Given as Gift
XmasPatternsPlate.jpg (34814 bytes)
Christmas Plate 
Started 11/25/01, continued 11/30/01, finished 12/7/01
Given as Christmas Gift
OurHouseFront.jpg (30556 bytes)OurHouseBack.jpg (31932 bytes)
Christmas Ornament 
Completed 12/7/01
Given as Christmas Gift
3 Ornaments.jpg (33115 bytes)
Snowman, Spiral, and Tree Ornaments 
Completed 12/8/01 & 12/9/01
Winston'sDish.jpg (31710 bytes)
Cat Bowl 
Completed 12/?/01 
Dog Bowl BlueSideChiller.jpg (25515 bytes)MaroonChiller.jpg (29259 bytes)
Wine Chiller 
Completed 12/9/01
Given as Christmas Gift
 


3 Round Ornaments
Completed 12/9/01

<Not Photographed before Given>
1 Spiral Ornament 
Completed 12/9/01
Given as Christmas Gift
SunSide.jpg (28694 bytes)Moonside.jpg (28244 bytes)
Ornament front and back 
Completed 12/?/01
Given as Christmas Gift

 

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Here are some general photos that I've taken and manipulated to obtain a certain effect.  I'll add here occasionally.
 

FocusOnFlowers.jpg (16676 bytes)
Flower Arrangement
SpongyElkSmaller.jpg (48745 bytes)
Elk from Evergreen Window
LeafCandlesInPencil.jpg (51203 bytes)
Leaf Candles Floating
WomanBustCloudy.jpg (31079 bytes)
NakedManStatue.jpg (46716 bytes)
FastFoodOutline.jpg (55634 bytes)

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Updated April 14, 2007 10:07 GMT