Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Makin' Mole

MOLE...happens when the enchilada sauce is spiked with chocolate! So what's not to love about that and so easy to make.

I just had to share the recipe! The recipe I found is 1 part mole paste, 2 parts tomato puree, 2 parts chicken broth or water, 1/4 part bittersweet chocolate shavings, 1/4 part sugar.

1 jar of Doña Maria Mole
3 (6oz.) cans of tomato puree
1 (32oz) vegatable stock

I did not add the remaining items, but will next time! This makes a large sauce pan amount that I am freezing for future use!

You should add the chocolate shavings to the paste and only 1 part of the liquid and start stirring over low heat to make sure the chocolate melts and also the paste doesn't make many lumps. Add more of the liquid little by little until all the solids have dissolved. The consistency should be that of a thick liquid, almost like hot fudge or maybe thinner. Keep in mind that it thickens as it cools down. Great on chicken, enchiladas, rice and, believe it or not, on your eggs for breakfast.

I added the mole sauce to a mixture of leftover shredded smoked pork, sauteed onions, diced tomatoes and black beans. Stuff mixture in a flour tortilla with a little cheese and you have good eats!!

Now I need to hit the studio and make some casseroles for the Enchiladas!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Yellow Haze!

Tuesday's Treasury is inspired by the pollen that is reeking havoc on my allergies! Aaaaaachheww!

Yellow Haze!

Picked by laspottery

Friday, March 9, 2012

Two by Two

Etsy Mud Team is a social network group that is made up mostly of potters, however everyone is welcome to join.

The group is great source of information, tips and tricks plus a great place to vent everyday frustrations! Belonging to the EMT group is very inspiring and motivating to try new things, improve your art and skills.

The group has member themed challenges every few months and the entries are always unique and amazing. The current challenge is Two by Two which is pottery in pairs! Click here to check out all the wonderful entries and vote!

When you vote, you will receive a coupon code for 20% off to use in participating shops including LAS Pottery. Voting ends March 10 at the end of the day.

The winners of the challenge get to choose from prizes that members donate. One of the challenges was Clay and Fiber and had entries from other Etsy teams. I donated some jewelry and button items for a prize and below is what the artist of iWunder created! I love to see what others create from my pottery pieces!!

To purchase this pendant or see other great creations,
visit iWunder's shop or click here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuesday's Treasures

Lucky Charms

Picked by laspottery

Every Tuesday a treasury will be featured with a new theme. All the items are found in Etsy, click on an item to go to the shop!


Monday, January 2, 2012


"Spend New Year’s Day the way you want to spend the rest of the year"

I just read this posted in my EMT thread.
Great, I spent the first day of the year creating this bird feeder, a birthday present for my Mom. I was so happy to get out in my studio and play in the clay.

After a week with my foot up healing from surgery, I had a ton of time to watch You Tube videos and catch up on other pottery links. I watched how to make a cylinder into a square. I have seen this technique before but never had tried it myself. Here the results of my first day of the year!

How did you spend the first day of the year?

Friday, December 30, 2011

'Tis the Season'

It's hard to believe the "season" has come and gone.

In the pottery world, the "season" starts in June or July, which makes for a long time of designing, producing and marketing. And we always make open promises not to start so late again this year.

In the course of designing, making, testing and finally marketing, we learn many what works, what doesn't and sometimes what people want.

Like this year, I had a great idea! I am going to make this "12 days of Christmas" ornament for collecting. Seemed great, but I had more requests for all 12 and the buyers did not want to wait for the other 11 days. Makes sense, I do not want to wait to create them either.

So off to the drawing pad to start designing, planning, producing and hopefully be ready for next years "season."

Happy Holidays,

BTW...It was a great season! Coming soon will be some of the highlights and new products in the works!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Etsy Mud Team Donut Challenge!

Oh no, this is not a contest to see how many donuts we can eat! Donuts is the form that Etsy Mud Team members had to create. Clay donuts are thrown or hand built and the challenge is to design something unique or functional with the shape. Check out this link for all the wonderful entries that clay artists have produced!

Please vote for your favorite donut creation and you will receive a coupon code for 20% off to use in participating Etsy pottery shops, including mine.

Here is the Zen Garden Sculpture in final form and entered into the Etsy Mud Team Challenge. I really liked the sculpture in its naked (unglazed) finish, so I decided to enhance the details with a Red Iron Oxide stain. The top feeder surface has a glossy glaze finish. The sculpture is built in 3 pieces and they fit together like a puzzle and balance perfectly. Yet, they come apart for moving and shipping! Both donuts in this sculpture are wheel thrown and the vine and pod detail added.