#commodity vs #art? Production pottery for impossible cost… at first this sight was discouraging, but I’m choosing to #love the #individuality of my #handthrown #pottery instead. When each piece is its own, every piece is special and has a story. When each piece is the same… are any of them special? #handmade #ceramics #stoneware #instaart #discussion #thursday

#commodity vs #art? Production pottery for impossible cost… at first this sight was discouraging, but I’m choosing to #love the #individuality of my #handthrown #pottery instead. When each piece is its own, every piece is special and has a story. When each piece is the same… are any of them special? #handmade #ceramics #stoneware #instaart #discussion #thursday (from Instagram: http://ift.tt/22ynO0M)

It’s a lineup! (Looks like they’ve been bad.) #latergram of last night’s #pottery #trimming. Next up: black slip. #instaart #handthrown #ceramics #art #handmade

It’s a lineup! (Looks like they’ve been bad.) #latergram of last night’s #pottery #trimming. Next up: black slip. #instaart #handthrown #ceramics #art #handmade (from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1Ry3GAj)

More #glazed #handthrown #pottery – one #bowl, one #vase. These should be out soon, and I’m excited for the new glaze/underglaze combo. :) #latergram #instaart #stoneware #ceramics #toomanyhashtags?

More #glazed #handthrown #pottery – one #bowl, one #vase. These should be out soon, and I’m excited for the new glaze/underglaze combo. :) #latergram #instaart #stoneware #ceramics #toomanyhashtags? (from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1pYNHW7)

Tonight’s forms – #pottery #handthrown #stoneware #instaart

Tonight’s forms – #pottery #handthrown #stoneware #instaart (from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1UvBd4E)

Experimenting with a new form. Thrown in one piece, but not sure I love the shape… Thoughts? #pottery #handmade #ceramics #stoneware #handthrown #art #instaart

Experimenting with a new form. Thrown in one piece, but not sure I love the shape… Thoughts? #pottery #handmade #ceramics #stoneware #handthrown #art #instaart (from Instagram: http://ift.tt/25c8plC)

Two new #vases glazed and in for firing – these will be #matteblack on the bottom, #gloss #black on the top and inside. The curly top fits the one on the left. #handthrown #stoneware #ceramics #handmade #pottery

Two new #vases glazed and in for firing – these will be #matteblack on the bottom, #gloss #black on the top and inside. The curly top fits the one on the left. #handthrown #stoneware #ceramics #handmade #pottery (from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2596SwC)

Woohoo – it’s a shipping day! Double boxed and flying on its way. Happy, but also sad to see this creature go. As an aside, @etsy has really made #shipping super easy! #ceramics #stoneware #creatures

Woohoo – it’s a shipping day! Double boxed and flying on its way. Happy, but also sad to see this creature go. As an aside, @etsy has really made #shipping super easy! #ceramics #stoneware #creatures (from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1PewKv8)

#instagram – #BOOM

It was about time to do this: https://www.instagram.com/curtinscreations/
I’m going to try posting images of work in progress, mugs full of latteart, bowls full of soup, and more. Because what use is pottery unless its used?

(Now if only I could figure out how to embed the feed as a widget instead of just inside a post…)

Siteground update broke WordPress

So… after some struggle, I figured out why this site was completely broken. Thanks to a “helpful” update by my provider, this little line was removed from wp-config.php.

require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');

As a result, I was getting errors:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp() in wp-blog-header.php

Once I added it back at the end of the file, all is well again. The best I can think is that it was an artifact of my provider’s autoupdate, because this was in the file in its place:
# Disables all core updates. Added by SiteGround Autoupdate:
define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', false );

I’m putting this out online in the hopes that someone else will find it, and it will help them too! (Because it was crazy…) Good luck wordpressers!

Christmas photo shoot!

And that’s a wrap folks! Tons of goodness out of the kiln today, I’m happy to say. And just on time for Christmas presents – phew! Here’s a few making of photos – more once everyone’s gotten their goodies. Happy holidays everyone!

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