© 2013 by MICHELLE MATTHEWS

July 2, 2018

Arrived Munich at 1am. Next flight to Berlin and then train to Salzwedel and car ride to Hilmsen. Looking forward to starting new projects with fellow Houston artist Nell Gottlieb, Susan Budge and Jeff Forster. Stay tune!!

April 23, 2018

Test Cone 10 glaze firing is cooling down!!!! Have at least another 3 hours before I can even open the flue to cool enough to unload. I hate the waiting. Will the glazes run, works melt, are the engobes too intense even with the dry glaze over. Tomorrow will tell. 

Belo...

April 22, 2018

Been walking the last two days on the dirt road through the vineyards. Love the way the vines are lined up in perfect rows as far as the eye can see. 

Even though the day was gorgeous, made myself glaze. Carried the buckets to my little patio to glaze. So worth the effo...

April 20, 2018

Tomorrow is a free day but I only have a week left so plan to glaze several pieces in preparation for the final firing.

Today built the attached. Instead of using plaster slabs as a mold created the form using bricks to form the shape, a layer of plastic to lift it and...

April 20, 2018

Thought I would write in this blog daily but no, too much happening. Besides working on my own pieces have been discussing studio practices with the artists in class and meeting new people from all over the country. 

With Caroline here did a lot of late nights in the st...

April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

Not so good but learned a lot. So much for subtle color.... the color is a screaming. Worked on next batch of tiles which I have used a plastic rib, a metal brush, a brillo pad and fine steel wool with a final wiping with the sponge to remove the color. 

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April 13, 2018

Caroline was up till midnight last night throwing pots with narrow tops then lay in bed thinking of the next step. 

April 11, 2018

Spring weeds and new olive trees!!

April 11, 2018

Caroline, my daughter has only been throwing a year, she produced all on the top shelf and at 9:45 pm is still on her wheel. Meanwhile I made over 90 test tiles. Have about 30 leather hard and bone dry  tiles prepped with engobe to bisque tomorrow. Tested ways to remov...

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