4.19.2009

Sunny Fun Day!

Good Morning everyone! I am so excited to be able to sit down and post something on my site today you just don't know!( Here is Kent with Kim, a studio assistant from Clayworks)
We had a great day yesterday at the Circle Sale. Its was a sunny day, good crowds and lots of good company. It was a such a honor to have Suze Lindsey and Kent McLaughlin with us yesterday and I think everyone who came to buy pots enjoyed having them with us. I really enjoy having visiting artists at our sale. I feel like it really keeps out clay community connected and educated. I also wanted to say thank you to all the students from Clayworks that come out and support us to see what we have all been up to in our studio's. Its always so nice to see familiar faces.
( You can see Suze behind her booth talking to customers)
I did managed to fill my display after a frantic of week. I really was worried about tyring to get enough work to fill my tables. Last week I had to send some pots to a new gallery and I exchanged some pots as well so when it was time to fire my new kiln I was having a little bit of an anxiety attack. When the kiln was finally cool on Friday and I opened it up once again I found that my glaze that tends to be very temperamental had some pin-hole issues. So, I took a deep breath, told myself I could only do so much and that it was ok with what I had and I'd try to see if I could turn the kiln back and on a re-fire that pots. In the end, they did make it to the sale, they all looked much better and it worked out in the end.

( My sea of aqua pots)
I always learn so much from seeing my body of work when its finally all up on display and not sitting on my dusty shelving unit in my studio. I noticed yesterday that I sort of had a sea of aqua yesterday and this got the wheels turning in my head for some "neutral" release with some of my glaze colors. I also brought some of my re-fire salt pieces but I can't say they really where wonderful at all. I did sell a few of them but I think most of them will end up in shards in the trash. No worries though, I enjoyed throwing those pieces, seeing the salt surface again and I'm ready to try some other "salt adventures" to finally get me to a point where I feel like it will be money well spent to hook up my kiln finally.
( Here's Ron Philbeck and Chris, a student from Clayworks)
Here are some shots from the sale. Once again...kind of fuzzy one's but something to view all the same.

( Here is Amy Sanders work)

8 comments:

jbf said...

It was a glorious day yesterday and you all had beautiful work displayed --making choices was really hard.

I hope the sale was a good one for everyone.

lily pottery said...

the show was lovely! so glad i could make it! it was great to meet you!

Jen Mecca said...

Great to meet you and I'm glad you found Suze!

jimgottuso said...

looks like a great day and good time was had by all.

barbara chadwick-bland said...

I enjoyed using my egg cup this morning- thank you!!! I love it and it will make a nice addition to my Jen collection. Everything looked so nice and I hope you had a great day!

Barb

Patricia Griffin said...

What a show! Thanks for sharing the pics. Wish I could have been there. (Your sea of aqua looks great.)

Amy said...

A sea of aqua. That describes your work well. Fun to go to the sale. The blues in your pieces are my favorite.

tanny said...

I loved the sea of Aqua collection...
Seems to be a fun sale...
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