August 28, 2011
I've had some long days and evenings in the studio lately trying to make enough pots to fire the wood kiln twice in the month of September for some upcoming shows that will keep me busy through the fall. Right when I was in the momentum, I had to pause for a bit, because now I'm headed just down the road, still in the neighborhood, to Penland where I'm assisting Susan Filley and Linda McFarling in a clay class this week. Great food, yoga classes twice a day, and enthusiastic clay people- it's going to be a slight change of pace for a week until I get right back to glazing for the firing as soon as I get back!
August 24, 2011
I've been making lots of pots lately, feeling the joy of the momentum in the studio. I was slipping these plates yesterday, enjoying the late afternoon light coming in my window when I noticed the interesting shadows coming from my plants in the windows.....new inspiration to take on, I think....
And as usual, I'm having fun carving mugs and cups....
August 3, 2011
Inspirational colors... I just love summer and all its lush and vibrant food. The last of my lettuce in my garden is coming along way too fast with the hot summers end. I'll have to plant another crop of some greens for the fall so I can continue making these colorful salads!
My sunflowers that I started from seed have exploded as well, and are quite a nice cheery face to return home to each day. It's so amazing to get up close and see the intricate patterns in the middle of the bloom. Such vibrant colors!
August 2, 2011
I've been back at it in the clay studio, this time starting with the more complex pots in this making cycle. Usually I warm up a cycle with easier, quicker forms like bowls, mugs, and cups. But sometimes that leaves less time for the more complex pots, the ones I love to make, because usually the firing date comes near and all of a sudden I have to stop making and fire the kiln!
So this time I switched it up, and I'm having fun. I jumped right into these teapots, some ewers, and some oval serving dishes, complete with their own little details. Now jars are in the mix for the rest of this week.