1.24.2010

Sunday

I felt like I was finally on a roll this weekend. The cold rainy weather is still hanging around this part of the country but I am managing to stay pretty warm in my otherwise un-heated studio. I've learned in the last few years where to put the heaters for maximum heat and to make sure I turn them on about 2 hours before I go out to work. Our heating bill here in this old house was so high this month that I think yesterday my studio was warmer than the house because we've just decided to turn the thermostat WAYYYYYYYY down. This kids don't seem to mind being cold and I know it will only last a few more weeks. A few years ago when I was at NCECA I remembered some mugs with lids on them and thought it was such a cool idea that I had to try it. Can you believe this many years later, I finally got around to making some?
Here the covered pot I showed in the last post. I think I'm really getting bold with the springs and we'll see how the outcome is. Still not sure about all this but we'll see.

My twins girls are really going through a stage where each one wants separate time with Mom.
Aydan wanted to come out with me this weekend and make the characters from Winnie the Pooh, while Mckenna wanted to make the Wonder Pets. Each girls asked me to make a house for these little creatures so I'm slowly doing that as well. I wish I could say that my child do hang out alot with me in my studio but sadly this is not the case. My space is so small and I get such little alone time that I have to block out work time and kid time. This weekend since it was so rainy out and I needed to get so much done they did hang out with me and it went fairly well. Maybe one day when I have the big, warm studio out in the backyard with a nice old couch and...did I mention heat..the kids can spend as much time as they want just hanging out with Mom.

Monday I'll start staining some pots and moving them out to the kiln shed.

7 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Good lord I absolutely LOVE your pottery--those covered cups are AMAAAAAAAZINGLY cute.

Lori Buff said...

I really like the covered pot. I think the decoration looks great. It is bold but not too much so.

cookingwithgas said...

you are on a roll- i use to make lids for mugs many years back. a favorite for tea drinkers.

Linda Starr said...

there are so many things I haven't made and wonder if i will ever get to them. I sometimes think I should make them as soon as I think of it, but something always gets in the way. I heard on the news the other day that some folks in NYC are purposefully living without heat - not sure I can do that, I am too used to warm weather living here. Cups with a lid are good - the lids would keep my cat from dipping his paw in my coffee, Ha. The bold sprigs look great.

jimgottuso said...

covered mugs look great... love the little pooh characters. they are really well done. i'm not sure if it's winnie that's lying on his back but i can tell the 1st one is piglet, and eeyore and owl. sofia was in the studio yesterday making tiles again. i love to be working and hear her humming away completely entranced with what she's doing.

Jen Mecca said...

Jim...you are good. Yes, I think Pooh is sleeping there. I just finished Owl's tree house for Aydan yesturday. You look like you have a lot of space in your studio for Sofia to mill around while you work. My space is so tiny I spend most of the time hoping nothing gets knocked over when the girls are with me in my studio. Some day...some day...I'll have that huge studio ( and everyone will be in college..oh well) Have a great day! Jen

vicki hartman said...

i also have a hard time with the kids in my studio. it is SO small, they do love it up there, though. somehow, despite the teeny size, i manage to have a couch. when my daughter was sick last fall (a lot) and had to stay home from school, i propped her up on the couch with lots of movies. i was glad for it then!

i love the lidded mugs!