Sunday, March 19, 2017

Awesome Stephanie Fong scones

two cups flour
3 tablespoon sugar
2teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
Pinch salt
Zest Lemon rind
Optional currents or raisin or etc
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 c whole cream
1/2 buttermilk


Mixing bowl add dry ingredients cut butter into sm pieces mix so it's like large peas

Then add liquid till it comes together add fruits till it comes together don't over work

Then roll out on floured board till large rectangle 1 3/4 to an inch thick then fold in half then turn roll out again do again three times then shape into flat disc inch thick cut into pie shape twelve pieces then place on parchment sheet on  pan, brush cream on top till coated then sprinkle sugar on top bake at 375 till 25 to done.

These freeze well reheat in the oven

Friday, March 25, 2016




Maya Angelou wisdom! 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Today

Mindful

Every day
I see or hear
Something 
That more or less 

kills me 
with delight
That leaves me
Like a needle 

In a haystack
Of light
It was what I was born for ~
To look, to listen,

To lose myself inside this soft world - 
To instruct myself
Over and over

In joy,
And acclamation.
Nor am I talking
About the exceptional,

The fearful, the dreadful,
The very extravagant -
But of the ordinary,
The common, the very drab,

The daily presentations,
Oh, good scholar,
I say to myself,
How can you help

But grow wise
With such teachings
As these -
The untrimmabke light

of the world,
the ocean's shine,
the prayers that are made
out of grass?

~ Mary Oliver~
(Why I Wake Early)


Sunday, August 23, 2015

A few things I saw

Being still is a practice of quieting body and mind.  When our mind is still we are able to see things clearly.  --- Thick Nhat Hanh







Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Found! Terra Sig list from our class retyped

6319 Lavender
6101 Brown?
6381 Blackberry Wine
41439 Drakenfeld Orange/yellow
6001 Alpine Rose
6219
6387 Mulberry
6300 Mazerine
6129 Golden Ambrosia (Caroline's Favorite!!)
6307 Pastel Blue
6373 Baby Blue
6211 Pea Green
6026 Lobster
6065 Chrome Alumina Pink
6339 Royal Blue
6503 Taupe
23616 Degussa Orange
6200 Evergreen
6364 Turquoise Blue
6464 Zirconium Yellow
6600 Black
41545 Drakenfeld Bright Yellow
6246 Blue Green
Crocus Martis
6371 Dark Teal
6313 Blue?
6280 Avocado
430?? Coral

Tammy added a few of hers!
Degussa Red Bordeaux
Robins Egg Blue
Vanadium Yellow
Chartreuse
Lugi Black

To try out small ammounts of a few colors you can contact the Mason Stain company and sometimes they will send out a few sample!  http://www.masoncolor.com/





Tuesday, December 9, 2014

odds and ends...

Tammy had a sweet little cup.  Here is a link to the artist my friend Nancy Gardner that made it where you can see more of her beautiful work.  http://www.nancygardnerceramics.com/

A great blog for daily inspiration:  http://theartroomplant.blogspot.com/


Good reading: Karen's book list!

Many people asked Karen for book recommendations....
Here is her list!

Dear Boulder Pottery Guild folks,
Here are some recommendations of post-1970s novels for you as promised. I like books that push formal boundaries so if you’re not sure that’s your taste, maybe take a look on Amazon or read book reviews before diving in. And please feel free to write me for more suggestions, at <Karen.Jacobs@colorado.edu>. It was really a pleasure to meet all of you. Thank you for welcoming me into your workshop and I hope our paths cross again before too long.

—Karen


Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus
Robert Coover, Pinocchio in Venice (1991), The Public Burning
Mark Danielewski, House of Leaves (2000)
Don DeLillo, White Noise (1985)
Danielle Dutton, SPRAWL (2010)
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
Alice Munro, many short story collections
W. G. Sebald, The Emigrants, Austerlitz
George Perec, W, or the Memory of Childhood
Thomas Pynchon, Crying of Lot 49
José Saramago, Blindness

Joy Williams, The Quick and the Dead (2002)