It’s just after Thanksgiving and I’m on a third batch of annual ornaments for our town of Boulder Creek! It felt terrible to disappoint folks at the tree lighting and Santa sighting last evening. They had sold out before some could claim theirs. Not to worry, I’m cutting a big kiln load today and will have them ready by the end of the week.
I’m always surprised at how many ornament collectors there are in our small town! As every year, since I began making dated Boulder Creek trees since 1991, I am honored to be a small part of families’ holiday traditions. They adorn trees of our community and some are sent to family members who might be a little homesick for our mountain town.
Now, I make my trees for nearby towns as well as for family and close friends.
Here are some bisqued shapes, ready to glaze.
As with many of my ornaments, my husband created the design I used to make the stamp for these trees. Like most years, it was a process of trial and a few errors, getting the image just right for the stamp.
I’ve decided to glaze these in the traditional holiday colors of green, red and gold, and added Swarovski crystals to add a little sparkle!
I’d better get back to the workshop. Lots more trees to shape and get ready for their first firing tomorrow!
Wishing to all, a wonderful holiday season and a very Merry Christmas!