Up to Date…
Welcome to my new and improved website! I just love it. Thanks Marisa!!
I’ve been thinking about keeping a blog for a while, as a tool to reflect on my process and my pots. Since the birth of our daughter my studio practice has changed quite a bit. I don’t work all day and into the evening anymore. I take longer breaks to spend time with Grae, make sure we have a decent meal or two, and take care of the long list of chores that come with life with a baby. In the studio my time has become more focused. I don’t hesitate when I get down to the shop- I just start making. Knowing I only have 3 hour stretches to work makes me use that time as efficiently as possible.
I am trying to make more deliberate, slower pots- trying to really focus on each one, rather then just throwing a bunch of pots to fill the kiln. As a result I am only going to fire my kiln three times this year (in the past I have always fired 5x/year. Last year I only fired twice, but I was pregnant). I hope the result will be better pots!
So here we are at the end of July. I fired my kiln on the 12th– firing XXI! It was a good firing with new pots, new decorations, and I am excited about what I’m making. John and I just got done showing at the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands. It was a great show- John being the poster boy for the show didn’t hurt!
Today I went to Asheville to have Tim Barnwell take some images of my work- I’ll post them next week.
I think that brings us up to date!