Next Saturday I will be at the CCM Pottery Festival in Charlotte. These pieces and many more will be on display.
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Tonight I am going to the ASC Fundraiser at Ciel Gallery. You can see my piece HERE. and make your bid or check out all categories to see the other pieces in the Auction.
In June I will be teaching two more classes at Ciel. You can see the details for Hanging Wall Vases or Pitchers .
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
My biggest issue was electricians. The first guy that came out never got back to me, so then about 3 weeks of waiting I called another guy. His quote was higher than I wanted to pay. So I called another guy for a quote. He was even higher. So I called the second guy and we decided that I would move my kiln closer to the fuse box to lower the price. The price was good so I decided to go that route. Well then I had to move my refrigerator to another wall. This set off a bunch of rearranging in my studio and it's still not perfect because an old desk that I didn't need needs to go, but my son wants it for his apartment when he goes off to college this fall, so it's still in my way but I can see the light.
I number of things going on in the studio this week. I received a new wholesale order for The Mind Gift Shop in Portland Maine. Then I got a call from Our State Magazine. They want to place two of my custom items in there online shop and catalog. Today I made two butter dishes and two appetizer trays for a sample. Once they give the OK I will make a large quantity ready for the August issue.
In a few weeks is the CCM Pottery Festival so I have been busy making pieces for the sale. The bisque load shown in my new kiln is filled with new work and old favorites. Next week I will glaze at least two loads for the show. In these loads will include my first pieces done with the colored slips and I am excited to see them finished.
Oh and also my son helped me put out 5 yards of mulch in our flower beds around our house. It took two afternoons. whew.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
These 5 classes were my first time teaching and wow: so many lessons learned. First add time because we never finished in the two hours allotted. Three and a half was the average time. Also, boy was I exhausted at the end of each class.
I will probably teach more classes in June or July using the slip technique mentioned below.
Ciel gallery next month or to the CCM Pottery Festival on May 9th.
At the end of this month there is a fundraiser and preview at Ciel Gallery that I need to pick a silent auction piece (might be one of the teapots) If you would like to attend on April 30th let me know and I will send you the info. RSVP by April 15th. Next months show is Skewing the Masters. More on that later.
Against my better judgement I have applied for a few shows this year. I will update my calender as I am notified.