Hello April – Spring Ceramics – Gift for Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here. How about a beautiful ceramic piece? I was delighted to see the results of yesterday’s kiln firing. Sometimes it just works out and you get a delightful array of colors and shapes. You can find these on my Amazon Handmade shop. The pink and grey vase is on my Etsy shop.


Introducing Dog and Ball

marchceramicsBTHere are some new pieces just out of the kiln. Some are for sale on Bale and Twine Amazon Handmade and some on Etsy baleandtwine.

Chicks Rock, Spring is in the Air

springworkblogUpdate from Bale and Twine studios; new baby chicks hanging out in the pottery studio, new Spring Suds soap available on Etsy, nature in my ceramics; new additions to my printable shop Printable Nature and new DIY kits on my new craft shop Craft Adorned

Follow along us on Instagram and see our new chick video. Spring is in the air.

Spring Fling Ceramics

springceramics2016The happy chirping of the birds and longer days signal that spring is on its way. Here are some springy treats from the kiln. Available for purchase on Amazon Handmade and Etsy.

Ice morning


Would love some more sledding snow but have to admit the ice is beautiful as long as you don’t have to drive in it. A glass lover’s dream.

Hello 2015 – back to ceramics – playing around with color splashes

Hope everyone had a fab holiday! I am finally back to the pottery wheel, soap making and body butter creation! Here are the first samples of the new season, my color splash collection. Cereal Bowl. Bale and TwineLeaning Bowl. Bale and TwineSm Bowl. Bale and TwineThey have a bit of personality as you can see:-) New soap will be ready to ship soon. It is curing now. Smells great! Just made some new body butter for this wintery cold season. You can check it out here.

Ceramic Season

Here are some new ceramic pieces. ceramic cup from Bale and TwinemugLeaf Vase from Bale and TwineLeaf Vase Bale and TwineUtensil Holder Bale and Twinebowl Bale and Twinebowl Bale and TwineTealight Bowl. Bale and TwineHave been trying out new shapes and glazes. candle holder baleandtwinetealight holder bale and twine

jogging chickens

Our chickens have free range of the place and they make use of it. They are out all day exploring. They tend to jog whenever crossing a clearing, trying to avoid being picked off from above. It is pretty funny to watch. jogging chickensEarlier this week it was quite chilly, perfect weather for cheesy mash potatoes. So I went out to the garden and dug up some:-) potatoeseggs

wait… summer is leaving us…

garden at Bale and TwineBeing up north in NY state it is always sad to see summer leave so quickly. Fall is gorgeous of course but summer is just a blur of sunny activity. Our garden this year did pretty well after all.

cabbage at Bale and Twine
cabbage at Bale and Twine

Once the mosquitoes hit I sort of abandoned the garden, luckily that paid off. The peppers finally kicked in by September, we had loads of pumpkins and the sunflowers were taller than ever. sunflower at Bale and TwineTomatoes did well too, although I planted too many of the small red ones. I prefer the bigger ones- not that I am lazy:-)- but they are easier to chop up:-) broccoli at Bale and TwineOur broccoli exploded as you can see. I thought it would make a perfect wedding bouquet for those who love their greens:-) This one I gave to our neighbour who is a master gardener. I thought that she would appreciate it the most. red cabbage at Bale and TwineWell,I hope that your gardens worked out too. Don’t forget to dig up those potatoes- I just thought about it this morning. If you have any good tips for getting them out without cutting them in half with the shovel – please share. Soon it will be time to clean them all out and start again. Perhaps we can extend into an Indian summer this fall and not say goodbye to the warmth just yet.

ceramic time at Bale and Twine

ceramics by Bale and TwineIntroducing ceramics by Bale and Twine. A new adventure into the land of handmade! These are some pieces now available on my Etsy shop.

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