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Why “Papillon Pots”?

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Why “Papillon Pots?” Why did I choose the french word for “butterfly” and why “butterfly” in the first place? I chose “butterfly” because my grandmother loved butterflies.  Since she passed away I have always had one on my person, whether it is in the print of the fabric I am wearing, or my jewelry there is always a butterfly on… Read more »

Handmade Porcelain and Stoneware Pottery

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I love making handmade porcelain and stoneware pottery.  It is hard for me to decide which clay I like best because they all have different virtues and different drawbacks. The drawbacks are easy to overcome most of the time.  It usually consists of a little sanding or grinding after the final fire, or being careful of the glaze choices. The… Read more »