The Song of the Summit

The Song of the Summit

by Heidi McCullough

Sung to the tune of “My Favorite Things.”)

Premo and Kato and Pardo and Cernit;

It’s a new oven, so try not to burn it.

We’ve got our pasta machines and our clay,

Ready to do some mokume today!


Get your translucent rolled out on a seven.

(Barbara’s machine prob’ly goes to eleven. 😉 )

Try not to let your gold leaf fly away.

Ready to do some mokume today!


When the blade slips; when the ink drips;

When I’m getting mad,

I simply remember my giant clay stash,

And then I don’t feel so bad!


Lag bolts and Legos and rollers and stampers,

Kitchen utensils and espresso tampers,

Screwdriver bits that were not put away;


They’ll all be used for mokume today.

Seventeen colors I leached and I sheeted.

Zoom is all set and my sound check completed.

(My) clay desk is now in complete disarray,

but I’m going to do some mokume today!


When the blade slips; when the ink drips;

When I’m getting mad,

I simply remember my giant clay stash,

And then I don’t feel so bad!