Monday, December 28, 2009

Where's the clay??

So, I ran out of clay and said to myself, 'self lets go pick up some clay this afternoon!'

Yeah--that didn't go so well. Clay supplier is closed until I believe AFTER NEW YEARS!! I have some I can reclaim, but it won't be dry enough to use until then anyways. Bah!

Oh well.

Hope everyone out there had a great Christmas! Our little family had a wonderful time!! Genevieve loved all of the attention from both sides of the family and we all scored some great stuff!

Hopefully I can have some new pictures of pots soon--I've got to get to spraying all of my tall pieces that came out of the bisque last week, but it's got to be Thursday before I'm home during daylight hours. All for now!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!


Wishing everyone out there in blog land a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hey! I'll send ya stuff!

I just started a mailing list, and I may just send you something at some point--maybe--if you sign up! The link is at the right over that way------------->

Or, here's a link too :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Selling my soul.

I finally made facebook page for my pottery. I had tried my best to stay away from facebook--I barely have enough time for pots, much less facebook. But, I feel it's a necessary evil, so I took the plunge. Won't you become my fan?? ;)

Come see me here.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Etsy shop now open!

I'm opening my new Etsy shop tonight, and I'll be listing a bunch of stuff over the next several days. I changed the shop name and it will help me get away from all of my old work that doesn't accurately represent where I am now, or where I'm going. Looking at some of my old sold items makes me cringe a little bit. Oh, well.

Check it out here

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Pitcher among other things.

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So the show this past weekend went better than expected, but it was largely due to the fact that our very good family friend Charlie stopped by and bought pretty much all of his Christmas presents from me. Other than that though, I only sold a couple of things and got one custom order. I did get approached by a gallery on Folly Beach that I will be following up with after the holidays. But overall, I won't be doing that show again next year. Not the right market.

I've been working on lots of new forms lately, and I'm liking
where they are going. I really want to get more serious about making work--really good work--and selling more as well. I'm pretty happy with much of my new work and I think that with the response from the show, particularly the glazes, it should sell well. I want to get to the point that I can have a portfolio and approach galleries with a complete body of work. Now I'm wishing I would have taken a few more formal pictures of some of the things that sold at the show.

I'm really liking the pitcher at the top of the page and can't wait to get back at making some more. I do wonder about washing. It has a very narrow neck that makes it impossible to get your hand in there. Is this something that I should worry about? Should form be more important that function in this piece? I figure you can put it in the bottom rack of the dishwasher and it'll get all cleaned in there. What do you think?

In other news, Genevieve is feeling much better now and is back to her normal happy self. Just to give you an example, here's a pic of the little one chewing on one of her favorite snacks. Look at those little monkey feet!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sick Day

Well, it's not a sick day for me, but Genevieve has another ear infection, so I get to spend the day with my little girl. She has been surprisingly good today for being so sick. She has done a whole lot of sleeping which actually has let me get some much needed housework done, and I even got all of my new pots from the last three firings priced and labeled. It seems odd not doing it the night before the show. Now if I could just get them all packed up...

Genevieve's ear infections haven't come quite frequently enough to require tubes in her ears, but if she continues to get them more regularly, it may be an option. Hopefully we won't have to worry about it.

The show this weekend will probably be pretty small--just a church show, but I figure it gave me a good reason to make some more work, and I only have to sell two mugs to make back the booth fee. Hopefully I can do that at least :)

That's all for now.