San Benito County Open Studios 2017 / Couling Studio
Photos from 2017 Open Studios, Cindy Couling’s Home Studio location.
We spent the day doing 3 raku firings today. It was alot of fun, but also alot of work! Raku firing requires some planning and coordination, so it’s best to plan ahead. Decide the order you want to fire in depending on the types of glazes or raku firing techniques you plan to use. It’s […]
Getting ready to Raku! (Because all potters love fire!)
We’re planning a raku firing this weekend. What is it about the smoke, the fire, the stress, the waiting that gets us potters so excited? I guess it’s the ‘not knowing’ – the gamble. Raku fired pottery is so unpredictable. You might think you’re going to get a lovely shiny copper finish and plan for […]
Matroyoska Ceramic Doll Set – Pages 08/07/14
I’ve been working on a set of ceramic Matroyoska dolls. Note to self, you must learn how to spell it properly and remember the name before you start blogging about it. Really, I’ve had a hard time remembering the name of the dolls and it’s embarrassing. I am not even sure I have it right […]
Anti Valentines Day Charms – Pages 02/08/14
Anti Valentine’s Day Charms Well, it’s been awhile. Here are a couple things I’ve been working on over the past few weeks. Top are some Anti-Valentine mixed media Charms I made for a swap. I picked up the metal charms from eBay and made the hearts from air dry clay. I then wrapped wire around […]
Like to see my work in progress? Come over to FaceBook and say hi! www.facebook.com/cmcouling Here are a few things I’ve been creating in my studio over the past month. Enjoy.
I’ve been busy! My blog is neglected. What can I say? I am spending alot more time posting things on FaceBook these days and am wondering if this blog will stay active much longer. Anyway – here’s what I’ve been up to the last couple of months. I’ve been making alot of pottery to prepare […]
A few things I’ve been working on. Some altered images I paint, doodle and stamp on. I’ll use those in journal spreads, like the one above. I’m also working on some pottery too, trying to build up my stock before the big show in November. It’s hard getting back into clay after many months off, […]
Working on painting some small trays about 6″ x 6″. I used underglazes on low fire clay. These are in the kiln and will need to be overglazed with transparent and fired one more time. I think I like the contrast between the bright color and the simple black and white. I think I might […]
I’ve been ignoring my blog lately. But, I’ve been working on projects the whole time. Here’s a selection of some things I’ve been doing. A couple ATCs. One was for a friend’s family member who she sends copies of my cards to. She loves collecting them, and I thought it would be nice to make […]
Bob and I are putting together a mirror frame kit we bought from Aftosa. I was originally going to paint my own tiles, but we found a seller on eBay (search on Mexican Talavera Tiles) who sells batches of Mexican tile odds and ends pretty inexpensively. You can buy them in various ‘lots’ from 5-100’s. […]
My finished clay boxes. I was *SO* excited when these came out of the kiln. The colors on the moon box really intensified more than I expected. I finished the lids with ornamental pulls.
This is one of about 6 bisqued extruded boxes Bob and I made. We weren’t sure they’d even make it through the first firing without blowing, but they did! The size is about 8X8, which is pretty large. They weigh a TON. This is the first underglaze layer I painted on with Duncan Underglazes. The […]
Here’s my table display from the recent pottery sale I was in. It was a lot of fun and I actually SOLD a few things. lol.
Another kiln firing. Still working on ceramics rihgt now, preparing for the November Pottery Sale I am in. It’s ALOT of work. I made 40 bottle toppers and painted about 24 pendants, 8 small skulls among a bunch of other things! The ornaments came out really nice, as well as the pendants and the two […]
Getting ready to fire the kiln. Wine toppers and round trivets are shown. I made my quota of over 40 wine toppers! There are giant mugs, trivets, 20 small Christmas ornaments, 10 large round ornaments stacked in the kiln below. One more kiln shelf to add and we can fire. I’ll show the next round […]