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).