I Am Of This Earth

Come see me on the West Austin Studio Tour! Stop 121 May 10/11 and 17/18.This year I’ll have affordable functional ware for sale as well as cool sculptures.

BTW anyone else having trouble with Tumblr and horizontal photos?

Come see me on the West Austin Studio Tour! Stop 121 May 10/11 and 17/18.
This year I’ll have affordable functional ware for sale as well as cool sculptures.

BTW anyone else having trouble with Tumblr and horizontal photos?

— 20 hours ago with 5 notes

#west austin studio tour 
Just spending a quiet evening in my studio playing a game of kiln tetris.

Just spending a quiet evening in my studio playing a game of kiln tetris.

— 2 days ago with 10 notes

#kiln tetris  #restack it 
I think I’m becoming a bucket and container hoarder

I think I’m becoming a bucket and container hoarder

— 4 days ago with 3 notes

These days I spend way more time preparing to glaze and glazing than I actually do making the pieces.  I remember when I first started out it was the opposite.

— 1 week ago with 1 note

Check out who made it all through the bisque without cracking

Check out who made it all through the bisque without cracking

— 1 week ago with 5 notes

#bisque 
Finally glazing the fountain I promised my parents ages ago.
Here’s a protip: you finish your projects much quicker if you don’t drop your bisque pieces.  Trust me on this.

Finally glazing the fountain I promised my parents ages ago.

Here’s a protip: you finish your projects much quicker if you don’t drop your bisque pieces.  Trust me on this.

— 2 weeks ago with 4 notes

#glazing 
I really need to plan my work for better kiln loads .  This just doesn’t cut it at all.

I really need to plan my work for better kiln loads .  This just doesn’t cut it at all.

— 2 weeks ago with 3 notes

http://stormphyre.tumblr.com/post/81515110006/this-last-podcast-episode-51-left-me-with-some →

stormphyre:

This last podcast episode (51) left me with some mixed feelings. While I enjoyed the majority of it, there was this conversation toward the end about competition and if these three rather big names in the pottery world, felt the pressure of competition because the low-end of pottery is getting…

If you ask me (and no one did) what makes someone a ‘real potter/sculpter/artist/etc’ is not whether they do it ‘full time’, but the quality, creativity, and consistency of the artwork they produce.  I used to be secretive about my day job because I didn’t want people to think that my work in clay was ‘just a hobby’ or whatever.  I’ve since decided that if someone thinks I’m not a ‘real artist’TM just because I have a day job, they can go fuck themselves and the high horse they rode in here on.  And if you want to talk about suffering for your art, try working a full time job (so that you can pay for your equipment, supplies, studio space, eat, live) and then doing your art work on top of that, daily, for years. Seriously, I’m tired.   

It must be nice to live in lala land were enough people want to buy $30 mugs made by you that you can make a reasonable living.  But I live in the real world, where it’s hard to convince people to buy a $15 mug (of any kind/quality/awesomeness) when they can get a $2 one from a big box which also can hold their coffee.

— 2 weeks ago with 8 notes

Fuck The World (An Axe To Grind, A Bridge To Burn, A Body To Bury)” is on her way to the Texas Clay Arts Association’s Six Pack show at the CoOp Gallery in San Antonio.

http://www.texasclay.org/

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes

#Pottery  #SMSofthiseath  #Stephanie Sterling  #FTW  #fuck the world  #six pack  #beer stein  #stoneware  #figurative sculpture  #artists on tumblr 
I’m finally back to throwing

I’m finally back to throwing

— 3 weeks ago with 3 notes

#throwing  #pottery  #bowls  #pottery porn 
I don’t know if you can tell from this picture, but she’s eating his leg.

I don’t know if you can tell from this picture, but she’s eating his leg.

— 3 weeks ago with 5 notes

#earthenware  #fat men and skinny women  #when there is nothing left to eat the poor will eat the rich 

I’ve just been making glazes and trying to get enough glazed for a firing.

— 3 weeks ago with 4 notes

Look at my cute little itty bitty bottles.

Look at my cute little itty bitty bottles.

— 1 month ago with 7 notes

#porcelain  #pottery  #bottles  #small bottles  #itty bitty