Author Archives: Crafturgy

New skutt 1027 kiln

We purchased this automatic kiln when the baby was born so that we did not have to wake up two times a night two hours apart. The “baby” is now taking behind the wheel drivers training. Time for a new … Continue reading

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Liquid nitrogen ice cream. How to DIY

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How to take a night stand and give it a facelift.

Here is a “Target” nightstand that looked pretty close to the look we wanted. Hardware removal .  You may choose to use other tools to do this – files, screwdrivers and prying tools. Remove.  These popped off with a thin … Continue reading

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Platform bed made from local ash trees.

Check out the night stands and headboard too. I will demonstrate how I made the nightstand out of some Target merchandise.

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How to correct pinhole defects in ceramic glazing.

 We had some friends and family making bowls in the studio earlier this week. They were a lot of fun to make and I was really looking forward to giving them their awesome creations the next time I saw them. … Continue reading

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We are living the wild life.

One feeder was ripped out of the ground. The other was easier to bend over and lay down next to it to get the sunflower seeds.

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Felted rug handmade

Christine learned Krygyzstan techniques in a felting class she took at Otlak felt studio in Duluth.

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Old english dark wood antiqueing

Sanded after it was painted turquoise to cause a distressed look. Then I applied old english dark wood with a soft cloth. I wiped it off and it accents the sanded light colored wood and kind of gives it an … Continue reading

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New moth worry stone design

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The shady side of crafturgy. Planting hostas.

The shady side of our studio. A friend of ours was moving and now we are keeping alive a piece of history. We transplanted some new varieties too. The chocolate colored mulch is made out of cocoa bean hulls and … Continue reading

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