Several years back I had made four more ceramic soap dishes but the semester ended before I could them glaze fired. I had formed them, bisque fired theme, under-glazed, glazed and then stop! The semester ended and I was stuck.
I had planned to get them fired the next semester but then all kinds of changes happened at the college continuing ed program and I wasn’t able to continue.
They just sat on a shelf in my soap shop for about 4 years. Every so often I would run into a potter who I thought might be able to fire them for me but it just never worked out.
Until just few weeks ago I reached out to my instructor from before and low and behold she fired them for me in her personal kiln! Woohoo!!! I was sooo excited!! [See the note below the 2nd image gallery for more on how I started back about 6 years ago making soap dishes.]
four only two new styles are indeed finally here and available for sale on the website! Check them out!
Styles Currently Available
Let me know what you think about the designs. I know they are different from most of what I did before, more light-hearted and whimsical. If these sell then I will try to get more made in both styles. Let me know what styles, colors etc. you prefer and I will try to move more in that direction. I would really appreciate your feedback.
NOTE: THIS WAS FROM MY ORIGINAL BLOG POST ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO.
A while back I bought a kiln for $50 on the spur of the moment from a friend and all that happened was it sat around my husband’s metal building. Two years ago another friend gave me a kiln she was no longer using. It is also sitting around in my husband’s metal building now too!
But it did give me the push I needed to sign up for a ceramics class at Eastfield Community College in Mesquite and I was lucky enough to get Linda Gossett for an instructor.
I started the class with the idea of creating a soap dish that would not only be functional in terms of keeping both the soap and your counter clean dry but would also unique and beautiful and of course easy to clean. I wanted to create soap dishes that were little pieces of beautiful yet functional art! And so after working in Linda’s class now for over a year I have some wonderful soap dishes to share with you. All of the soap dishes are made by me by hand and signed on the bottom. They are bisque fired and then I glaze them and they are glaze fired.
I hope you enjoy seeing some of the pictures. As a former art major in college it has been extremely satisfying to reconnect with this side of myself.