Wow, so I quit my day job about 2 months ago and I was trying to figure out all about social networking and how to start promoting myself a little more then I remembered I had this totally inactive blog!
So, I am dusting off my little flip video camera and we are going to start some video blogs about pottery making! (hopefully it will turn into a podcast)
My work has totally changed in the past year. And over the years I have experimented with various ways of throwing, altering and surface design on my wheel thrown ware.
Next week....we'll start fresh and start looking forward to little videos on how you can improve your skill on the potters wheel!
So it has been a long time since I have experimented with color. But this combination has just totally won me over. The glaze recipes were off the internet somewhere and my last summers intern mixed up a bunch of them as teste. I just decided to glaze a few whiskey cups with them and totally fell in love. Feedback??? Coffee Mug $30 Whiskey Cup $18
Ok, the last kiln is firing and I thought I would give you all a sneak peak at what is to come at the show this weekend. And a little extra something for the show: I have had my lovely friend Sarah of Anselblue Studios hand craft recipe cards for all of my pottery this season! That's right! You purchase a creme brulee dish, and you get a recipe for creme brulee! And yes, my pottery is oven, microwave, dishwasher and food safe. :) So Flame On! Creme Brulee Dishes Olive Oil Dippers Hot Toddy Cups
Oh, and the Twist Fair is this weekend Friday 6-9 ad Saturday 10-6. Be there!
Ok, here we go again! Coming up this weekend is the Fall Twist Fair! Visit the website : www.twistfair.com for more info. I will get you some pics of my new work for this show in the next few days.
I have a bunch of new work. Including garlic graters, hot toddy cups, handled soup mugs and creme brulee dishes. And this go round, you get a free recipe card to go with your pottery. You buy a creme brulee dish, you get a fabulous creme brulee recipe card to help you use your new pottery! How fab is that! And it's perfect for gifting.
Last night I had an extra weekly session at the Easthampton Massage School . I had been with a friend on Friday night but my back was so wrecked and then I forgot to stretch my hamstrings at all after the Give Peace A Tri, relay triathlon I did on Saturday. I was able to get in to see my favorite current student, Brian, and he once again worked miracles. If you have never been, it is only $25 for an hour and they ask that you leave a $5 tip. If you are a deep tissue kind of person, just tell them when you call to book your massage. They are great at hooking up the right students with the right people.
After that bit of loveliness, I went back to the homestead and began the purge again. I am working off the 100 Thing Challenge. Trying to limit my personal belongings to under 100 things. I was able to drop off a box of books at a local used book shop last night, tossed out 3 bags of trash, Freecycled another bag of yarn and donated another 2 large bags of linens and clothes.
I have to be in Baltimore this weekend for a bout, but boy if I had the weekend free I would be sipping some cold beer and cleaning house. After these past few days of tossing out so many things easily, I quickly found last night that I am not likely to get to the 100 Thing maximum. I did toss out a few pocketbooks, but what about that fancy one I use for weddings, and that one is too cute, should be carrying it more, that other one was hand made and I would carry it more but like to try and keep it nice....ugh!
It has cleared out my tiny apartment quite nicely though. I am already wishing I took before and after pictures.
I have reached my yarn, book and linen purging max though. And no one is getting a hold of my ceramic collection. That just goes unspoken. Now t-shirts.....this is going to be fun!