Resisting the "girly pots" use to sort of be my M.O. as you'd say. Of course I have never really been able to make a manly pot. I've tried but they always come out...well...just ugly ( I think). I do like manly pots, heavy, salt or wood fired. Of I guess I appreciate those type of pots. I think when I buy pots, I tend to go for color or decoration. The majority of the pots we use however and brown, salt fired , sturdy pots. So here, above, I think I'm finally embracing the girly pot. Maybe all those feeling of trying to please my male professors and fellow male grad students has finally left me. I had some folks show up to my studio this weekend and we talked a bit about some great galleries in the NC mountains for finding great pots. I mentioned that I had tried a few of those places but they just didn't think my work would fit. I then talked alittle bit about how the majority of my costumers where between the ages of 20 t0 60 and where mostly female. I don't have many couples who buy my work together. Usually the husband steps into my booth with his wife, looks for about a minute and stands out in the aisle while she chooses something. I find human observations to be so much fun when I'm at a show.
All the cups I've been making have taken a lot more time to complete. Larger sprigs are harder to work with I think.
Here's a bunch of stuff drying. I'm getting ready to go out for about an hours worth of work than head to Winthrop for class. My routine has finally taken shape now that January is almost over with. I am getting more sleep which has been my main focus so far this year. My art history folks have handed in the first essay of the semester. I tried to make my course more "user friendly" for myself this semester. I was finding that I was spending way to much time on this machine. We'll see if my revamping paid off about mid-semester!
Tomorrow is Friday!~ YIPPEE!