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Spruce Pine Potters Market Recap

Phew!  This past weekend I did the Spruce Pine Potters Market.  This is a great show.  The quality of the pots is really exceptional.  SPPM is run by the potters, so I work all year on a variety of committees.  My weekend was full of good conversation about my work, and pots in general. Here are a few shots of my booth.

This black and white box vase “City Scape” was a hit!  It sold Saturday morning.

John and I got some new display units from Ikea.  I think they are working out well.

I was really pleased with how my new work was received.  Thanks to all who came out!

On Wednesday I will be setting up for the Craft Fair of the Southern HighlandsJohn and I will be sharing a booth again- his work is on all the ads for this show this year!  It’s the last big retail show I’m doing this year, so come see me in Asheville if you can.

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Unloading

Well, I unloaded the kiln today. It looks good. I’m always quick to notice the things that didn’t work, but after spending today sanding and putting pots away I think it’s great.

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There are a bunch I’m excited about. Here are a few.

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Coming up…

Well, I fired yesterday and it seemed to go well.  John got the kiln lit at a quarter after 5.  He’s great at getting up early and getting it going.  It climbed at a steady 200 degrees an hour and we had transitioned to the grates by mid day.  Alan Gratz came to stoke around 1pm and stayed with me til the end.  Looks like cone 10 is at a third all around the kiln, and I’m usually pretty happy with that.

I’ll be unloading Monday and pictures will follow!

This upcoming week will be full of sanding, photographing, and packing pots.  On October 13 and 14 I’ll be at the Spruce Pine Potters Market.  This show is fun to do and I enjoy the other potters that show here.  Come up and see us- the leaves are bright and it’s really great show.

 

I’ll have my work here too.  A pop up shop in Asheville.  They open Friday October 12th and are open for one month only.  I’m new to the idea of a pop-up store, and I can’t wait to see it.

Stay tuned for the unloading.  Thanks for reading.

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The kiln is loaded, the door bricked and mudded, and I’m having a quiet evening before the firing.

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Back stack.

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Front stack.

I’ll try to remember to take some shots of the firing. It should be a good one.
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