I’ve been wrapping up a bunch of projects so that I can start to make pots (maybe tomorrow… I’ve been saying the same thing each day since the weekend). The wrapping up always goes on longer than I think it will….the thing is, I know that once I start to throw a few pots the obsession kicks in and I don’t want to do anything else, so getting some items crossed off my list is big.
I juried the “Portraits” show at LibertyTown this week. We had more than 140 entries!!! and 77 were particularly interesting. That’s a lot of work to hang in the gallery and Beth and Elizabeth did a fantastic job. That and cutting wood and clearing up the property and giving my new booth it’s second coat of paint (I mixed a pint of matt and a pint of satin black) have been keeping the days full.
I built a temporary wood fired pizza oven on the stone wall at Paul and Emily’s last week. We’re going to build a more permanent one when we are sure if the size is right.
Toff and Georgie just shipped off the pots that I made this summer. This is a view of his latest firing…pretty heavy reduction, but it looks pretty rich to me. I tested a couple of my own slips and will be interested to see the results. Can you tell who’s are whose?