Studio Saturday with Creative Impressions In Clay

Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you’ll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
Last weeks winner is OO Congratulations! You have won one of Jangles Christmas Tree Beads from the studio of Jennifer Heynen. Send Jennifer an e-mail with your address and she will get it right out to you.
This week we visit the studio of Tari Sasser at Creative Impressions In Clay.

New Fall like colors for my Toggle Button Collection. When I originally did my glaze test colors they were made in the two tone turquoise colors. They then transitioned into one color. I really like how the Wine, Gold and Brown colors came out. This collection of buttons is really versatile. They look great on everything and make fantastic clasps.

I have to be short this Saturday, OK I’m short everyday, my post has to be short. It’s soccer season and I’m racing to get to a game on time.

My Question this week is:

What do you like most about fall?

It’s my favorite time of the year. I love the cooler crisp weather and the beautiful colors. Oh, and fresh fall apples.

Leave a comment and you could win one of the toggle buttons pictured above.

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49 Comment

  1. Diana P.
    October 3, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    The summer is actually my favorite season but the thing I like most about fall is light scarves (love to acessorize) and Halloween. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love decorating and dressing up.

  2. Rachael
    October 3, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Fall is my favorite season! I love the brisk air, wearing snuggly sweatshirts, Halloween, Thanksgiving, gorgeous colors of changing leaves and campfires with family and friends… but, I think my favorite thing is the smell of leaves. Sounds crazy, but I always think of being a kid and jumping in the piles after we raked them.. it always had that distinct earthy smell.

  3. Regina
    October 3, 2009 at 3:18 pm


  4. JoyAP
    October 3, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    I like the changing of the leaves and spending more time outdoors. The sunsets seem to be more spectacular… camera time! Thanks for the peek at the beads!

  5. pam
    October 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Hmmm, the smell of dried and fallen leaves in the crisp breeze, the sight of pumpkins and winter squash all piled up in front of stores, rain, rain, rain, trapping me inside where I feel motivated to cook and make art!

  6. Pamela
    October 3, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Falling leaves, blowing in the wind……mums and asters showing their beautiful colors…….family get togethers……..cool, brisk air that is so invigorating…..gorgeous sweaters….fall craft shows……snuggling!!!

  7. EmandaJ
    October 3, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Ooo, I love sweater weather — I love the crispness of the cool air and the changing colors of the leaves. It's still summer here in N.Central Texas and I won't be putting on a sweater for about a month. Would someone be willing to give me an extra portion of fall for this last bit of summer??


  8. Gail
    October 3, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I like fall.I smell fires burning on early mornings,apple pies,and a crispness in the air.I love working in the yard now.Best of all,it's now not too hot for my dog and I to take walks and enjoy them.

  9. baglady
    October 3, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Fall is my favorite season too. I love the cooler weather and changing leaves in Michigan. I also love going back to school to a brand new group of kids. Nancy

  10. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 3, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Diana, scarves are so popular right now. The assortments to choose from are great!

  11. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 3, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Rachael, such great memories of being a kid and jumping into piles of leaves. We used to do it too!

  12. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 3, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Regina, pumpkins are great! And they can get you all the way to Thanksgiving for decorations.

  13. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 3, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    JoyAP, I love the outdoor time in fall it makes me want to go hiking. Instead I coach soccer.

  14. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 3, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Pam, the rain and cooler weather make me want to take a nap! I love hearing the leaves blow in the wind.

  15. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 3, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Pamela, I love watching the leaves fall. Makes me want to get snuggly on the sofa with a blanket and a cup of coffee.

  16. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 3, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Emanda, I look forward to sweater weather. If I could send you some of our cooler Ohio weather I would!

  17. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 3, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Gail, I love the smell of apples baking. Fall evokes so much emotion. I just love it!

  18. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 3, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    baglady/Nancy, my husband is a teacher too. He is so ready to back at school by the time August comes around. You have beautiful falls in Michigan.

  19. Alice
    October 3, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Autumn is my favorite season! I love the invigorating crisp air, the vibrant colors, a tendancy to 'nest' and be with family, the creativity that seems to go hand in hand with the season.

    Love the toggle collection!

  20. Sue
    October 3, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I love running in the fall, the weather is cool and dry, the scenery is wonderful as the leaves change, and the days still provide many hours of great sunshine.

  21. Amanda
    October 3, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Fall is my absolute -favorite- time of year… I've always been a fan of the cool weather, but in recent years, I've really come to appreciate how much cleaner everything is in fall. Here in the mountains, the air feels and smells crisp and sharp, the sky always feels more welcoming, and at night, the stars are clearer than they are any other time of the year. The leaves are pretty too, but it's really the change in the outdoor environment that spells fall to me.

  22. Rosanne
    October 3, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Just today I was thinking about the things I love about this time of year. Huge pots of hardy mums, pumpkins and gourds, changing colors on the trees, sleeping under the blanket at night without the furnace running. Walking my dog. I could go on forever.

  23. Dale
    October 4, 2009 at 12:13 am

    I love the fall air. There's a feeling of change in crisp fall air that i find enticing.

  24. rosebud101
    October 4, 2009 at 1:12 am

    I love the fact that we are headed towards spring!

  25. TesoriTrovati
    October 4, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Color. It seems that every day there are new surprises waiting for me around every corner. It really perks me up on the same rounte that I take each day since it no longer looks the same. And I love to watch my son play football in this weather.
    Enjoy the day!
    PS Love the buttons! Great colors!

  26. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 4, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Thanks Alice! The air is so great in the fall.

  27. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 4, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Sue, I don't run but I do walk in the morning and I enjoy the cool weather and the changing leaves.

  28. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 4, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Amanda, I can see and feel your description. Love it!

  29. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 4, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Rosanne, I love being able to sleep under the blanket. Saving energy with not AC or heat is always a plus. Show us pics of your pumpkins and gourds.

  30. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 4, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Dale, the air in fall is the best. Love sitting outside all wrapped up.

  31. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 4, 2009 at 2:00 am

    rosebud, now that's being optimistic!

  32. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 4, 2009 at 2:01 am

    Erin/Tresori, color is everything. Nature is so inspiring with her fall colors. Glad you like the buttons.

  33. SueZ
    October 4, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    I love fall too. Crisp air, the smell of pumpkin pies, juicy apples, Halloween and those great orange and black decorations, crunchy leaves. I use to love the smell of burning leaves–but no one is allowed to burn any more. When I was a kid the neighbors would pile all their leaves together in the street and we would bury potatoes under them to be baked by the burning leaves. SueZ

  34. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 4, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    SueZ, I would never have thought to put potatoes under the leaves. I feel some time outside by the chiminea coming on!

  35. Valerie C.
    October 4, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    In Vegas it is finally cool enough to walk outside during the day instead of just in the mornings. The sunsets are wonderous–full of color you do not see in the summer.That is my favorite inspiration in the fall

  36. sundownbeaddesigns
    October 4, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Fall is my most favorite time of year!! I love the brisk, cool mornings…the changing of the leaves…and of course all the fall colors…and looking forward to Halloween and Thanksgiving

  37. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 5, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Valerie, I'm happy for you the weather is cool enough to be outside. I would love to see a fall Vegas sunset!

  38. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 5, 2009 at 2:32 am

    sundownbeaddesigns, I love Halloween and Thanksgiving…mmmmm pecan pie!

  39. s_baghaii
    October 5, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    The hot days of summer tend to discourage any warm kitchen activities, and the nice days are better spent outside. I love it when the weather turns nasty, and I get to spend indoors baking or making crafts.

  40. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 5, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    s_baghaii, I try really hard not to turn the oven on in the summer. Fall starts the wanting to bake in me too.

  41. FunkyMonkey Girls
    October 5, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I truly love fall and miss it here in Tucson. My favorite part is going outside & kicking leaves:)

    Beautiful work!


  42. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 5, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks Jolene! My 11 year old still goes out and rakes leaves just so she can jump in them and kick them around.

  43. Patti
    October 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    It's difficult to choose…there isn't much about fall that I don't love! It's my favorite season, but I love to watch the leaves change into their fall colors and I love to burn fall scented candles.

  44. Tari of ClayButtons.com
    October 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Patti, I agree. It's time to switch flavors of the wall plug-ins to Creamy Nutmeg. My fave from Bath&Body Works.

  45. quiltingjewel39
    October 6, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Fall is my favorite too. I love the colors, the smell, bringing out sweaters and crisp apples. We are having a beautiful one so far here in VA.

  46. Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry
    October 9, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Those toggles are just fantastic! Hmmm, so many things to like about fall but since I live in a place with minimal weather change, I'm going to go with Caramel Apple Pie!

  47. Mary Helgesen
    October 9, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather is great, not too hot or cold. The skies are mostly sunny, with fewer storms than other seasons. I love the fall leaves, apple cider, and pumpkin pie. I love fall clothing with pretty sweaters, plaids, and colorful tights. I love fall colors including warm yellow-golds, deep reds and oranges, warm browns, and hints of purple. Autumn also reminds me of school days, books, and learning which I have enjoyed. I also have fun cheering on my school's football team. I love fall so much, that I choose October for my wedding, and I have lovely memories of that day. I don't think there is anything about fall that I do not like!

  48. Shaiha
    October 10, 2009 at 5:53 am

    My favorite part of fall is the cooler nights. It's not really cold but it is perfect weather for a hot cup of tea.

  49. ccrider2006
    October 12, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    my fall favorite things are the pumpkin spice creamer for your coffee, the cooler weather and all the apple and harvest dishes I make at this time of year. The colors of the leaves are inspirational as well.

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