Sorry I've been an absent blogger lately. All last weekend was the 4 day Southern Highland Craft fair in Asheville, and I'm just now back and am recuperating. It is so exhausting for me to change gears and work as a retail salesperson when I'd rather be working away in the studio. I do love meeting people who respond to my work, though, but I have to admit, my "on" face has felt good to be turned "off" today. This time Will Baker and I shared a booth at the show. It was nice to use his beautifully designed booth and join forces to display our work. It blended together nicely and it was good to get feedback from others about the outcome.
At the last show, the Spruce Pine Potters Market, I was lucky to meet my new pottery blogger friends, Judy Shreve and Patricia Griffin. It was so nice to meet both of you in person. It's been neat how by writing this blog I have made new pottery friends out there, but even nicer when you actually meet them face to face! Thank you both for your support and I hope you enjoy my pieces.
Now I have a lot of catching up to do in the studio as well as many other things. I'm not sure when I'll get back in the studio with clay, but I'm itching to soon. I'm actually done firing the soda kiln for the year, but I'll probably be sharing a kiln load in Will's next wood firing maybe in late November. Before that I have some applications to work on and I'm going to photograph and list a lot of my new pots for sale on Etsy. I still have a lot of pots left to say the least! I have a month before my next show at the Piedmont Crafts Fair, so until then, I'm going to be really promoting my Etsy online shop, as well as through the holidays. So I'll keep you posted when I update the shop with new pots! You just never know what I might put up there!
Cold has arrived to the mountains in the evenings and is here to stay, as far as the indoors. I had to light up the first fire in the woodstove today to take the chill off. Hope everyone "out there" is doing well!