Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Pottery Sale!

In Seattle? Please join me this coming week, December 4th-6th (Fri-Sun) for my Winter Pottery Sale at my studio!

I’ll have a great selection available in stock and I’ll also be taking custom orders.
French butter keepers, ornaments, bells, candle luminaries, bowls of all sizes, mugs, tumblers and much more.

A selection of my work is also online at Etsy
Everything you see there is 10% off in person at my studio.

December 4th-6th
Friday through Sunday (please note: Husky Game on Saturday afternoon so plan accordingly!)
11am-4pm each day.
Or call for appointments 206.229.3311

Barbara Dunshee’s Home Studio
1060 26th Ave E.
Seattle, WA 98112
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I look forward to welcoming you to the studio!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Ceramic bell making, stringing together the parts, by Barbara Dunshee

This video is the FINAL installment of my ceramic bell making lesson. It shows you one way of stringing the bells together. Of course, you can always buy finished bells from me, in person at my Studio (Sale Dec 4th-Dec 6th), or online at my Etsy shop.
Preview of the bells in action!!

-I used 20lb test fishing line for stringing the clapper to the stop. Other strings will do, but you don't want them too stiff.
-I used thin copper wire as a threader for getting the soft ribbon through the holes in bell and stop.
-If the holes are too small for your ribbon, you can use string between the stop and the ribbon and tie the ribbon to the top of the bell (of course it can get a little trickier if the holes are too small for the ribbon to pass through).

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lil Fish Studio on Etsy

Lil Fish studio's Sunday Window Shopping blog post included my ceramic bell trio and some other unique items from other artists. Love the bird feeder and the porcelain apple.

Lil Fish creates these delicate little robin's eggs in felt and photography. Love the eggs!

Becky Kazana's "Fab Miss B" blog

Becky Kazana "Fab Miss B" featured my Ohm in Braille mug on her blog, along with some other select gifts for her friends. Be sure to check out the felted slippers while you're there!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The sound of ceramic bells!

I wanted to show off the sweet sound of my ceramic bells, available for purchase at my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My latest Etsy Treasury

This link is good for only a couple days, so take a peak soon!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ceramic ornament bells, handmade by Barbara Dunshee

I've started listing my bells in my Etsy shop
I'll be listing more in the following weeks, in various glazed colors as well. I'm also taking them with me to a sale and fundraiser for Prosthetics Outreach Foundation, Sunday Nov 15 from 1-5pm.

If you'd like an evite to this event please let me know and I will send you one.