Wednesday, September 24, 2014

More Toad Houses

 Thanks to my friend Kelli. She asked for a Mr. Turd House and once she had that in her hands she ordered another.

Another Toad House

I made this toad house for my friends Dan and Amy and posted a photo on Dan's facebook page. That photo post resulted in a Toad House Boom. I think that day I received about a dozen requests, which resulted in more requests. I guess I'll keep making them till the demand dries up.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

More Toad Houses

Still working on toad houses. I had no idea they would be so popular. Have four left to make and then on to the next thing, although I have no idea what that "next thing" is going to be.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Toad Castle

This past weekend I decided to make a toad castle. I actually threw this on the wheel in two pieces, basically a cylinder and the cone shaped roof.  I rolled out a piece of clay and attached it to the roof and then cut the stones out with an exacto knife.
Once the castle pieces were thrown on the wheel I did the remainder of the work outside. It was sunny with a slight breeze which caused the clay to dry a lot faster than I had expected. I had originally planned on adding a turret off to the side but the clay became to dry to do that. Next time.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Terra Cotta Toad House

Here is one of the finished toad houses. Made out of terra cotta, decorated with a red iron wash, and fired to cone 05.