Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Some Mud Time

So, I finally got to get a little muddy on Sunday afternoon. Lindsay took Genevieve shopping and I attempted to work a little in the studio. I made ten balls of clay and got to work--I managed four cups before I got too hot to be comfortable out there. It was in the mid 90s and I was out there in the hottest part of the day. I had two fans on and it was no good--I think I've been spoiled by air conditioning. While I was already nice and toasty, I made the brilliant decision to go out and trim the hedges to get nice and super sweaty. I could only take about 20 minutes out there too.

Anyways--Sunday evening I went out to trim and found the cups already leather hard--even a little past leather hard. This was seriously only a few hours and the pots were drying ridiculously fast. I went to trimming and found three of the four had super thin bottoms and just gave up. So--I have discovered two things--that I am super rusty and it's freakin hot outside!

Genevieve had her two month checkup today and she is now in the 50th percentile for weight and height--11 lbs 10 oz. and 22-3/4" long! Ok, next time I will try to get some pictures of new pots, but for now--one more of Genevieve.


  1. what a cutie... don't worry, you'll get back to it.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed your studio time. Sorry it was too hot for you to stay out there the entire time we were gone.
    By the way, I know this is a pottery blog, but Genevieve is so cute you can never post too many pictures of her! Then again, I might just be a tiny bit biased...

  3. Hi Ben, What a beautiful photo of Genevieve. It's so easy to get spoiled by air. Either it's too damp or too hot. when you are working with a fan on does it dry out the clay too much? I was wondering about that the other day when I had some pots drying.