Author: Foxtail Pottery - Blog

Sending a few of these off today… it seems the closest I come to most humans these days is through the mail and through the interwebs of virtual hangouts… I miss you, everyone!! Are you there?! I’m here! Hello! 💗 #alonetogether #missingyou #myfriendsarebirdsandtrees #handmadebowls #potterslife #twisp #twispwa #methowvalley #pottersofquarantine #brownclay (at Twisp, Washington)
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Next batch of little bb’s headed into the kiln! 🔥 #quarantinepottery #makeartstayhome #workingalone #missingmypeeps #lovewhatyoudo #potterymaking #glazingday #foundmademodern #handmadebowl #modernrustichome #modernrustickitchen #rustickitchen #handmademodernhome #birdpottery #moroccaninspired #littlebowls (at Twisp, Washington)
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#claytherapy ❤️ (at Twisp, Washington)
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Compared to smoke season, this quarantine ain’t bad! Fresh air, sunshine, what more do you need? 🌞 (I do miss seeing humans a tiny bit tho) … #methowquarantine #aloneinthewilderness #twisp #twispwa #potterslife #methowvalley #handmadebowls #brownclay (at Twisp, Washington)
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It was calming to finish this dinnerware set this week and send it off to its new home. I have struggled mentally this week, worrying about those losing jobs, kids going without meals, friends who are immunocomprimised, my own business future uncertainty… but grounding myself in pottery practice and walks outdoors have helped bring moments of sanity within the storm. Every day I look at my seedlings in the basement, breaking through their shell, pushing through their dirt covering to emerge with their first leaves, then stretching their green bodies toward the light and growing taller each hour. I admire those of you who have pushed through this week with energy and positivity. I appreciate seeing your posts and admire your fighting spirit. I know I should probably be pumping out videos and stories and getting stuff posted online for sale, but ~~~ sometimes I move way slower and have to crawl through the dust before I make my way to the sunshine. Maybe I’m one of those seeds that needs more warmth and time to germinate, but I will push through the dark earth eventually. For now, I keep working in my quarantine, waiting to push through my shell and send my leaves to the sun. Wherever you are in the process, I send you much love and warmth 🌱🌞🌷 (at Twisp, Washington)
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It seems weird to post pictures of pottery when the world is insane. But here’s a pic of a bisque kiln I am loading. From my own little bubble to yours, hello friend 👋🏼 💗🌎 #potterslife #claytherapy #bisquefire #iworkalone #claystudio (at Twisp, Washington)
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Social distancing, Methow-style. Skiing in the morning, hiking in the afternoon… soaking up that fresh mountain air is just what my heart needed ☀️ #getoutside #stayoutside #methowvalley #methowriver #socialdistancing #socialdistancingphotochallenge2020 #twispwa #goldendoe #methowtrails #mazama (at Twisp, Washington)
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New mug experiment… that middle color didn’t turn out like I planned but I like the brilliance of the two greens on top and bottom! I have a bunch more to glaze so I’ll continue to experiment this coming week! 💖 #mugshot #glazeexperiment #coffeetime #lattemug #handmademug #glazechemistry #glazetest #espresso #seattlecoffee #methowvalley #twispwa (at Twisp, Washington)
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I’m supposed to be going to the grocery store but I’m in the car staring at my new glaze test tiles that came out of the firing today. Can’t wait to put some of these new colors to work! It feels good to be home and feel the energy of my Chile experience pushing me to try new things! 💘 Ok now I have to go buy baby food and pill pockets for my dog who is sick! 😢🐶💗💊 #glazetests #glazetest #glazechemistry #testtiles #potterslife #brownclay #twispwa #twisp #methowvalley #ceramics (at Twisp, Washington)
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Color bathing…can you feel the warmth? I’m now traveling solo here in Chile and I’m in desert heaven… behold the Atacama Desert, at 8,000 feet (with those snowy volcanoes in the background at 1800+ feet 🤯) Fittingly, these hills in the Valle de la Luna are made of clay, salt, lithium, gypsum (plaster), borax… should I just take all this home to my studio and start mixing recipes? Hello ceramics and mold ingredients! 🥰🥰🥰. Aw shucks. 🥰 Thanks Chile, you rock 🇨🇱💗🌙🔥 #claycationchile #atacamadesert #valledelaluna #valledemuerte #sanpedrodeatacama #potterslife #colorbathing #desertlife #girlboss (at Valle De La Luna y Piedra Del Coyote, San Pedro De Atacama)
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