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Cranking (sort of)

January is almost over and I feel like I haven’t made many pots.  No, I know I haven’t.  Between SNOW…

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And Snow Days, when I am home with my daughter…

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And battling sickness, and freezing temperatures…

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(this is what happens to a pot when it freezes.  It gets ruined.)

I haven’t gotten that much made.  But I’m plugging away, and getting some things done.  I hope to fire at the end of February, but I think it will be ok if I have to push that date.

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Pots, pots, pots!

My husband has a great article in the Laurel of Asheville.  You can read it HERE.

I was asked to contribute a piece to the La Mesa show at NCECA this year.  If you haven’t seen it- it’s one LONG table with place settings and serving dishes, and it fills a hall in a hotel.  It’s a great group of potters and I’m delighted to be part of it.  When I get images of this year’s I’ll post them.  Thanks Santa Fe Clay for the invite!

I was also invited to do the Potters Market Invitational at the Mint in Charlotte.  Yahoo!  It’s not until September, but I’m thrilled.

One more thing- I was asked to be the featured artist at the DeCordova Museum in Boston- for their shop in September.

OK.  Grae has a full day of school today so I’d better get to work.  Thanks for reading.

The Sun is Shining!

We have been dealing with all kinds of wild weather here in the mountains of NC.  I’m sure you have too- seems like the whole country is!  We made it through the sub-zero temperatures just fine.  A couple busted pipes in my husband’s studio, but nothing major.  Phew.  Today the sun is out.

I had 2200 lbs of clay delivered on Friday and there’s nothing like big piles of fresh soft clay to get me started back to work!  I’ve been buying clay from STARworks and it’s good stuff!  I love the way it feels and the folks over there are helpful and easy to work with.  So this weekend I’ve made a bunch of dinner plates and small square plates.

Marisa, my lovely web designer, had a chance to put my Ceramics Monthly Studio Visit article up on my website.  Check it out HERE!

I’ll post some images of what I’m making this week.  Thanks for reading.