keep on troublin’

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had to remake all of the mugs. Oops.

I’ve come to the conclusion anything that can go wrong… will. But these cups are pretty rad. Cross your fingers for no more holdups. They should be done and shipped on Monday.

I made 30 mugs and put decals on them.. ha ha…. ha….. fail. My tester piece turned out well… well I did the other ones.. not so much. The iron in the decals totally burned out and you couldn’t read the logo, unless you were starring at them for a little while.

so I hired a babysitter and made new mugs and decided to slip trail on the logo.

fingers. cramped. badly.

I can hardly wait till they are packaged nicely and shipped out.

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images from this week

>covered in mugs? now waiting for my underglaze to arrive! (late shipments make me sad)

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packages being shipped out
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some of the trouble mugs
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Custom Whale plate and mug, this was supposed to be a christmas guft but ending up being a late birthday gift. (thanks for understanding heidi!)

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Coolest mailbox I have ever seen. I have mailbox envy.
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He is so close to walking!
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Now back to the studio since it’s naptime!

Etsy or Anthropologie

>http://www.regretsy.com/2011/01/19/new-game/

“Lately I’ve noticed that the items being sold at Anthropologie are getting more and more hackneyed. Its clear to me at least that Anthropologie is borrowing heavily from Etsy’s aesthetic, scouring their pages for all the forced whimsy they can find. Then they call up their army of 12 year-old Malaysians, and crank that phukery out all day long.”

New site

I decided to move my blog over here where I can keep a gallery of images.

For older posts and recent happenings please check out the old blog here http://www.monicabodnar.blogspot.com/

>chug chug chugging along

>Somehow I caught a cold the day after christmas, it’s been a fun few days sneezing my head off. But I was getting antsy to start making again so I made two bowls.

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and I spoke to Giulietta over at Trouble Coffee Company, we are heading forth with some new mugs. Here are the mock ups. So hopefully at the end of next month, if you’re in San Francisco you can pick one up.

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I’m so excited about the crab- build your own damn house one.

>I did something right!

>Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I finally worked out my temperature/firing issues. No more melted black pots, no more blow ups.

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better pictures later. But On with the show.

and some family love.
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>man oh man…

>Not sure what is wrong with me lately…

So this last kiln load… over fired. melted… later pots. I’ve had 3 days to sit in this information and stew. I’ve never blown up a kiln load or over fired. ever. Now two back to back mess ups.

fun.

So since I only have 3 bowls and 2 plates left, I closed my etsy shop and won’t participate in the December north beaches art walk. Bummer.

I haven’t had the nerve/heart/energy to go into the studio yet so I’ve taken this time to do some drawings and work things out design wise in my head. Not sure why i’m never satisfied with what I’ve got.

Hopefully I’ll get back on the horse this weekend and do some testing and test firing. (I fired to cone 5 with a 10 min hold and I only have 4567 cones in the kiln and all of them were down. :/ oops.

So here is what i’ve been sketching. I’m going to take 2 weeks “off” to do some kiln fixing/testing and working out some glaze color issues.

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