Same old thing

It's been really difficult for me to get to this space lately. Even if I didn't post anything I used to at least check my favorite blogs daily. I haven't even had time to do that recently. October was a busy month for us.
I feel like I have nothing really worthy to share with you. Just the same old stuff.
But I do like making these nuts and I also have really been enjoying this autumn. The last of the leaves are just hanging on and the colors are all faded now.
 The nuts here have been bisque fired and I just finished painting a few with iron oxide. They will be going in the next glaze firing I do for the students next week.
 In my last nutty post my blog friend Barbara pointed out that my nuts would explode in the kiln without a hole, yet she couldn't see one. So here is a close up of the little slit I hide in between the halves of the shell. I try to make it as inconspicuous as possible because I don't want it to be noticed!
I also had the idea to use the jewelers stamps to put my initials on them. So tiny.
Enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. I like the nuts! What else do you fire in the kiln?

  2. I really enjoy your work and your words, Laura! "The last of the leaves are just hanging on and the colors are all faded now." How quick the colors go. Makes me realize that I just need to stop and absorb as much as I can.
    -Andrea Lueken

  3. These look really nice!AriadnefromGreece!

  4. your initials are great!
    i really love these nuts: are you selling any??

    btw, i have a gift for you (which you can see a bit of on Nov. 4 post of my blog, all i need is your address.

  5. WOW...there are FABULOUS, Laura! I like the idea of using stamps... These days, they do slip by. Glad you're here when you can be. :o) ((Love & Light))