Wednesday, December 26, 2012

More Mortars and Pestles available on Etsy

Mortars and Pestles by Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery.
There are two new mortar and pestles available for sale on the Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery Etsy page. One is a Robin Egg Blue; the other is a Mottled Blue. Both are priced at nineteen (USA) dollars apiece (8.50 US shipping; 11.50 shipping to Canada). Durable and food safe.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A brief period of work scheduled

Unfinished doggy paw urn.
MDE here--my wife has been busy the last couple of months with her work (long-term substitute teacher assignment) and doing a class for her Masters program. She has penciled in some time to work in the studio during her short Xmas vacation.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Wish Jars

Little wheel thrown corked jars.
Recently, my wife took over a bunch of her little wheel thrown corked jars over to Quantum Alchemy (913 Corona St, Denver Colorado). The owner of Quantum Alchemy is selling the jars as Wish Jars.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

More stuff available on Etsy

Egyptian script magnets.
Some more items have been made available in the Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery Etsy shop, including Egyptian script magnets, a brown mortar and pestle, and a kitty paw flower vase.

Detail shot of the kitty paw vase.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mugs taken to PolkaDot

Some of my wife's handmade coffee mugs.
My wife took a bunch of coffee mugs over to the PolkaDot, a shop over on 1577 S. Pearl Street (Denver, Colorado). Here are some pictures of some of the mugs that she took over there.

I really love how this mug turned out.
I posted more pictures in one of the folders on the Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery Facebook fanpage.

Monday, September 24, 2012

More pottery delivered to the PolkaDot

Dragonfly necklaces.
On Friday, my wife delivered some more pottery to PolkaDot, a shop over on 1577 S. Pearl Street (Denver, Colorado). Among the items delivered were these three dragonfly necklaces. I understand that these are going to be displayed immediately. (The coffee mugs are not going to be displayed for a few more days--I will post pictures of them next week.)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First peek of September kiln firing

The inside of the coffee mugs.
Nice coffee mugs.
Pet Urns.
Here is a first peek at the most recent glaze firing. The coffee mugs are going to be sent to PolkaDot, a local shop. The pet urns will go to Pet's Paradise, or perhaps Etsy--camera boy is not sure.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rocky Mountain Dock Dogs

The other day, my wife donated one of her dog paw bowls to the local Dock Dog chapter, Rocky Mountain Dock Dogs. The bowl will be part of their fund raising events. Talking to the lady who came by to pick up the bowl, I learned a little about this particular sport. Let's be honest, I didn't even realize that there was such a sport in the first place. One of the things that surprised me was how expensive it was to haul the dock around, which is why we have a local Dock Dog chapter here in this state.

And Rocky Mountain Dock Dogs will be at Broomfield Days, their fourth time there, on September 15th and 16th, 2012.

If you would like one of Toni's dog paw bowls, she sells them on Etsy, in her Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery shop.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Free for today only (ebook collection of short stories)

Shakespeare's Monkey
Morgan here--the person who does all the photography--as you may or may not know, I am also a writer. And this is a bit of shameless self-promotion.

Today (well technically until Friday September 14, 2012), you can get a free copy of my ebook Shakespeare's Monkey when you enter coupon code EX49A at the checkout. Why free today? Well, one of the stories contained in this volume was based on 9/11--apologizes to the dozen people that I blended together to create the characters (it was creative license)--and today is as good of a day to share that piece of fiction as any other.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Two of the doggy paw bowls

There is a video walk around of two doggy paw bowls that my wife makes on the potter's wheel. One of them is Royal Blue; the other is Forest Green. Both are food and dishwasher safe because pets should not have to worry about things like that. Both are available from my wife's Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery Etsy store.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cork and Ceramic Herb Jars

Among the items that my wife recently placed on her Etsy Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery store are several corked herb jars. The first video here is a green Crazed Copper with Royal Blue lip and inside decorated with moons and stars. The second video is of two Oasis Blue herb jars decorated with stars.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cobalt Blue Mortar and Pestle

Here is a video clip of the two Cobalt Blue mortar and pestles that my wife has available in her Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery Etsy shop. [Note that I linked to her main shop page, rather than a deep-link; she has other mortar and pestles in different colors available also. Plus, I wasn't sure which one to choose to link to.] She has been making mortar and pestles for fifteen years now. They are food safe, as well as dishwasher and microwave safe.

Do not allow YouTube to correct your videos

As the readers of this blog know, I have been experimenting with doing video posts of my wife's pottery and uploading the videos to YouTube (MorganDrakeEckstein's channel). One of the things that I have learned is: Do not allow YouTube to correct your videos.

The YouTube auto-correction for "shakiness" ends up distorting the appearance of the pottery. Considering that it is the pottery that we want to exhibit, that is unacceptable. I do not care if one can tell that I am walking around a piece of pottery and filming.

So I would suggest that all artists and crafters who film video clips of their artwork to avoid using the YouTube suggested auto-correct for shakiness...because it was horrible to see the "weird dimension effect" as my wife described it.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pansy Purple cork jar

Here is a video clip of the Pansy Purple wheel-thrown cork jar that my wife has available for sale in her Etsy Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery store. This is one of those pieces that digital media (whether still or motion) does not reproduce real well--the actual color of the jar is deeper than the digital media shows it. On picture days, this particular purple color is a color that I struggle to take good pictures of--someday, I will figure out the right settings to use--I hope.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Oasis Blue Kitty Paw mug video clip

This is one of the kitty paw mugs that my wife makes. It is Oasis Blue on the outside and Mottled Blue on the inside. The paw print is from a stamp that my wife made from an impression from our cat Apollo when he was a kitten. This mug, which is food safe and both microwave and dishwasher safe, is one of the items that my wife is selling in her Etsy store.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Studio Kitty protests

Morgan here--today, I was taking some photographs of the recent items that my wife made. And as always, Mortimer, our Studio Kitty, was out there trying to help...or at least, guilt me into petting him instead of taking silly pictures of pottery. On a whim, I decided to make a small video clip of his protests.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Four new pendants up on Etsy

Black with gun metal green Paw pendant photographed next to choke cherries.
Morgan here: Took some photos of four new handmade (by my wife) pendants yesterday. My wife is putting them up on Etsy today (Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery). Two of the pendants are paw pendants, and two are hexagrams. I used some of the choke cherries and some of the spearmint from the garden in a few of the pictures that I did yesterday.

Handmade clay pendants--available on Etsy.
Hexagram pendant photographed on spearmint.
Robin egg blue paw pendant photographed next to spearmint flowers.
Blue hexagram pendant (choke cherries not included).

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Our Reward Winning Packer

Our reward winning packing kitty.
Today, I would like to introduce you to Baltey, our reward winning packer. And by reward winning, I mean that he should get a reward for being able to eat this much cardboard without having to take a trip to the vet. There are times I think that he might be more puppy than cat. He also likes to tear up paper bags. Please note that if he gets accidently shipped to you that I want you to ship him back--after all, I really love my silly cardboard eating cat.

Paper grocery bags are high in fiber.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Some new work is about to be uploaded

Loyal employee sets up jewelry pieces for the photographer.
 Regular followers of my wife's work will have noticed that it has been awhile since she has posted any new items to her Etsy store. Basically, she has been drowning in the work for her Masters program. Despite this, the occasional piece of jewelry has been completed.

The resulting pieces of jewelry have been slowly filling up my photography box (I have a box where the pieces that need photos taken of are stored until I get done doing my job). Yesterday, because of the nice weather and because I could not stand looking at another piece of homework, I went outside to take some photos.

This thrilled Mortimer, the outside cat and studio assistant. He had great fun getting into the various shots, eventually taking over the entire shoot.

I am not sure when Toni is going to be posting the new items--I am not sure that I took enourgh photos--but I can tell you that it will be soon.