Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fragrant Potatoes

Fragrant Potatoes

Soup for children
chained in bed
chopped vegetables
fragrant potatoes.

It's bitter cold with wind chill and snow on the ground. I wake before dawn and decide to make vegetable soup. I put hands to my face and drink in the earthy fragrance of fresh cut potatoes. I relish the aroma till it fades. I think of a mother making soup. I think of children drinking in fragrant potatoes.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sleeping Rabbit

This week I'm quietly working on more sculptures like this sleeping rabbit. I'm thankful for a warm studio. I can't help but think of the homeless and unemployed in our country especially California which now leads the nation in poverty.  (read some of the reasons why the state is failing here https://pjmedia.com/trending/whats-matter-california/). Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Birds, Bowl, and Mug

This week I'm working on more pottery to fill my kiln. To these two birds with texture, I added some stain right after I made them.

To make this bowl I have draped a slab of clay over a bowl set up on a wood pedestal to hold up. I tried a balloon but it promptly popped.

The handle of this mug is propped up with a piece of clay against some paper so they don't stick together.

Next week we're expecting below freezing temperatures once again so I'm gearing up to fire the week after that. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Homemade Hashbrowns

Every so often I run out of breakfast items. No avocados, no eggs, no fruit; and I must be gluten free. On those days we sometimes go to our local greasy spoon restaurant for breakfast. But wait a minute, I had some potatoes in the crisper. I decided to try making homemade hash browns. Oh my goodness, why haven't I tried making these sooner.

Grate three small potatoes with a hand grater. Pat the grated potatoes dry on paper towels. Melt some butter in a non stick ceramic frying pan, add the potatoes, season with salt, pepper, and dried or fresh chives. Cook till browned. It took about ten minutes to make the hash browns. Oh so delicious. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.