Author Archives: ksavino

About ksavino

Potter, mom, beekeeper, veggie gardener and suburban homesteader.
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Make 24, Henna reminder

When life gets crazy I forget to breathe. This henna tattoo will last about a week — and remind me.

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Make 24, Henna reminder

When life gets crazy I forget to breathe. This henna tattoo will last about a week — and remind me.

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Originally posted on Earthworks Studio:
Demonstrated slip trailing (the bumpy one), agate wear (two colors at once, the green one) and a handbuilt textured slab mug printed with one of those long dogtag chains..

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Originally posted on Earthworks Studio:
Demonstrated slip trailing (the bumpy one), agate wear (two colors at once, the green one) and a handbuilt textured slab mug printed with one of those long dogtag chains..

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It’s a doodle.

They can’t all be fabulous. What can I say? It was a long meeting.

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It’s a doodle.

They can’t all be fabulous. What can I say? It was a long meeting.

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Make 17: Seed germination tests.

I am kind of a seed hoarder, and before I go to the local seed swap next weekend I have to make sure which of my stockpile of seed packets is still viable. I used 15 gallon sized ziplocs with

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Make 17: Seed germination tests.

I am kind of a seed hoarder, and before I go to the local seed swap next weekend I have to make sure which of my stockpile of seed packets is still viable. I used 15 gallon sized ziplocs with

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Make 16: Switchplate cover prototype

I am trying to make a nice switchplate cover with a monster can, embossing mats and a clay slab roller. This isn’t it, lol.

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Make 16: Switchplate cover prototype

I am trying to make a nice switchplate cover with a monster can, embossing mats and a clay slab roller. This isn’t it, lol.

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Tested out a die cutter: Make 15

It’s nothing unique — just a die cutter from Michaels that I got for a friend’s art journalling class. But since I didn’t have the right machine for it, I jerry rigged a slab roller made for clay — and

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Tested out a die cutter: Make 15

It’s nothing unique — just a die cutter from Michaels that I got for a friend’s art journalling class. But since I didn’t have the right machine for it, I jerry rigged a slab roller made for clay — and

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Stoneware Ocarinas: make 14

The guy on the left has a hole in his whistling mouth that changes the tone when you cover his lips. The one on the right is a more standard simple ocarina. Demos for my Ceramics 1 class who are

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Stoneware Ocarinas: make 14

The guy on the left has a hole in his whistling mouth that changes the tone when you cover his lips. The one on the right is a more standard simple ocarina. Demos for my Ceramics 1 class who are

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Chickie image, Make 12

I cannot lie. My mail order chicks came in the mail and I did nothing but sit and watch them all afternoon. I took this pic for my facebook page and so this pic is my sole creative pursuit today.

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Chickie image, Make 12

I cannot lie. My mail order chicks came in the mail and I did nothing but sit and watch them all afternoon. I took this pic for my facebook page and so this pic is my sole creative pursuit today.

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Another rattle. Day 11

To be part of a collection of odd pods titled “intergalactic seed exchange”.

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Another rattle. Day 11

To be part of a collection of odd pods titled “intergalactic seed exchange”.

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Make Nine: Stoneware Jug

Another jug for yesterday… I didn’t get a pic up in time. But that’s thing-a-day nine. Still wet, not fired yet.

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Make Nine: Stoneware Jug

Another jug for yesterday… I didn’t get a pic up in time. But that’s thing-a-day nine. Still wet, not fired yet.

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Make 8: Wheat Grass Sprouter

I bought a stack of these at Dollar Tree — three for a buck. I pour wheat grains in the bottom, fill them with water up to the holes, and set them on a series of racks under plant lights

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Make 8: Wheat Grass Sprouter

I bought a stack of these at Dollar Tree — three for a buck. I pour wheat grains in the bottom, fill them with water up to the holes, and set them on a series of racks under plant lights

rattles

Originally posted on Earthworks Studio:
I worked at Hands On Studio today and taught at Toledo Potters Guild tonight — started more projects and demos — but finished these two small rattles. The one on the right is still wet…

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Originally posted on Earthworks Studio:
I worked at Hands On Studio today and taught at Toledo Potters Guild tonight — started more projects and demos — but finished these two small rattles. The one on the right is still wet…

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Originally posted on Earthworks Studio:
I demoed handbuilt clay rattles today. These are drying on the classroom windowsill.

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Originally posted on Earthworks Studio:
I demoed handbuilt clay rattles today. These are drying on the classroom windowsill.

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Make 5: spicy beet pickled eggs

I am getting winter eggs from my backyard hens. I make a random brine without measuring — cider vinegar, a sliced beet, an onion, mustard seed, hot peppers, salt, pickling spice — and make a week’s worth to pack in

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Make 5: spicy beet pickled eggs

I am getting winter eggs from my backyard hens. I make a random brine without measuring — cider vinegar, a sliced beet, an onion, mustard seed, hot peppers, salt, pickling spice — and make a week’s worth to pack in

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Big jug

On Mondays I teach ceramics at a community college. One of my independent study students wants to make large jug forms, so this was a demo — thrown in sections, on the wheel. Pots aren’t made in a day so

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Big jug

On Mondays I teach ceramics at a community college. One of my independent study students wants to make large jug forms, so this was a demo — thrown in sections, on the wheel. Pots aren’t made in a day so

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Valentine

Hubby doesn’t read this blog so it’s safe to post it here… This is his valentine. I made it today before leaving girl scout camp. That photo is from 1990…

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Valentine

Hubby doesn’t read this blog so it’s safe to post it here… This is his valentine. I made it today before leaving girl scout camp. That photo is from 1990…

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Juliette Gordon Lowe as a young woman

This is a collaged tag made using the image of J Lowe from the National Gallery. My February 2 daily make.

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Juliette Gordon Lowe as a young woman

This is a collaged tag made using the image of J Lowe from the National Gallery. My February 2 daily make.

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Juliette Gordon Lowe

I am cabin camping in the woods with my 13 girl scouts, and had to drive around like an idiot looking for a signal to post these, but here is make 1 for Feb. first. We are doing the collage

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Juliette Gordon Lowe

I am cabin camping in the woods with my 13 girl scouts, and had to drive around like an idiot looking for a signal to post these, but here is make 1 for Feb. first. We are doing the collage