Friday, September 26, 2008

Colorworks to the Rescue!

Looking for something fantastic, educational, and creative to do with your family or classroom??? I have the solution for you! We have a new lesson plan available on our website...(they are free by the way!) With the upcoming elections we thought it would be fantastic to show the process of a bill becoming a law! For detailed instructions click here!
Also be sure to check out our "Craft the Vote" website...Show your support of our political process, encourage your family and friends to have fun and be creative, and craft the vote!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Our little Maxwell has been inspecting our pool...not sure of it, but not scared of it either. So, we sat on the edge of the pool last night and let his little paws touch the water, he instantly started to do the famous "doggy paddle". He loved it...I just wish that it was a little warmer and we would totally go swimming!!! After his big "doggy paddle" debut we wrapped him up with a towel and gave him lots of loves. Isn't he is just the cutest!!!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

And the winners are...

This year we didn't give away the booth...we had winners each day in our booth! Letting them pick out what they wanted!!
The winners are...
Tina at...
Amy at...
Linda at
Art Attack Inc.
Kristen at...
Farah at...
Robin at...
Congrats to everyone!!!!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Monday, September 08, 2008

The Last Day...

Dipping is as easy as 1...2...3...REALLY!
Just open a 3.5 pail of Pure Brilliance Clear Dipping Glaze...
Mix for about 2 minutes and check your viscosity...
Dip and let your piece dry...
How easy is that!!!
pure•brilliance™ was the hit of the show...
It truly is "The first high-performance nontoxic clear glaze"
Don't you want a clear glaze that is forgiving, gives you a brilliant shine,
one with a fast and stable dry time, one that enhances underglaze colors,
it must be craze resistant and most of all, it must be easy to use. Plain and simple, pure•brilliance™ says it all and does it all!
Have you tried pure•brilliance™ ?
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Day 3...

A booth tour given by Fashion Girl...

Carolyn talking about how fantastic Duncan Concepts® are!!!

Tonight is the Reception...and auction!
I just can't wait!!!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Technique Classes...Day 2

Today classes are being taught by David Hoff...

The Colorful Chanticleer is really fun painted out on our Provence Plate!

David actually painted out the entire set...

Everyone is so deep in thought!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

Friday, September 05, 2008 could say that our pure•brilliance™ Clear Glaze was the talk of the show!!!

And the winners are...

The Pottery Place won a finished project from our booth...which she chose the 3 vases from the pure•brilliance™ Clear Glaze technique guide.
The Paint Escape was the winner of our smART Club projects...their are so many options that she couldn't decide and needs time to think about it!
Tune in tomorrow to hear about who won next!
Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

Tic Tock Toe

This is the masterpiece that was created by our Duncan Design Team...isn't this so awesome! It's going to go into the auction to raise money for the Vera Bradley Foundation!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva's set up day!

Finally!!! We are all set up!!!
I absolutely love the theme of our booth this year..."Your World Is Our World"
Let's check out our booth....
First its "Choose Your Design" with Duncan Oh Four™ Bisque ...
Next it's "Decorate With Concepts®"...
Then "Embellish with Dimensional Glazes"which includes French Dimensions™ or
X-TREME Dimensions™
Your last step is to "Seal and Beautify" with Clear Dipping Glazes! As you know we have a new Clear Glaze...pure•brilliance™ (which is awesome!)
Can't wait to show off our fabulous booth tonight!!!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

CCSA is 1 day away!!!

Yep...that's's CCSA time again!!!
This year it's being held at the fabulous Arizona Biltmore Hotel Resort & Spa...which is listed as one of the 1,000 places to see before you die. I really wish that I had more time to rest and relax this trip...but it's totally cool! It's going to be a busy busy busy next few days!
Today we are flying into Phoenix...
Tomorrow is set up day!!! Very exciting!!! Then the show opens at 6pm!
Saturday we have several Duncan Technique classes going on...booth tours for everyone!!
Sunday we have MORE Duncan Technique classes...BOOTH TOURS again!!! Auction night...I can't WAIT to show you pictures of our AMAZING auction piece! All of the proceeds benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer!
Monday we have a Duncan Trendspotter Class taught by Fashion Girl...LAST call for Duncan Booth Tours and the show ends!
Keep checking back...I will be blogging from the show everyday!!!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Puppy Power!!!

So...Saturday we had a yard sale and cleared out our unwanted "treasures" (aka JUNK)...I was surprised by how many people came by...for a holiday weekend it was busy busy! Luckily we had some help! My sister (who is sooo not a morning person) came over to help and my BFF came by with her family (I got to see my goddaughter!!) plus blueberry muffins! Fantastic!

After the yard sale my husband, sister and I were talking about pets...we really want a dog...I wanted to rescue a puppy from our local SPCA. Off we went Saturday afternoon to the SPCA...I have to say it was one of the hardest things to do, being that I absolutely love animals, seeing so many animals that need a home just broke my heart...I wanted to bring them all home. (which would not work!) After searching 2 of the 4 buildings someone finally helped us find a little puppy. I immediately fell in love! Currently his name is Pac...not our his "working name" is puppy right now...I am leaning towards Maxwell! He is so sweet! We will get to pick him up this week...he has to get his shots, be fixed and microchiped!

You have to check out all of the adorable pet projects on our website...these are a few of my faves!

How cute is this pet dish!

Wickedly Cute Puppy Tee!

Hot Doggy Tee!

I am so so so excited to start my new puppy projects!!!!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

It's Purely Brilliant!

One of our Guiding Principles are "Be socially and environmentally responsible"...we are moving our industry toward a world safe for our children and future generations.
Introducing, pure•brilliance™ the FIRST high-performance nontoxic clear glaze ever. You want a clear glaze that is forgiving, gives you a brilliant shine, one with a fast and stable dry time, one that enhances underglaze colors, it must be craze resistant and most of all, it must be easy to use. Plain and simple, pure•brilliance™ says it all and does it all!
Contact your local Duncan Distributor to get your pure•brilliance™ today!!!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva