Sunday, February 27, 2011

Five Years Ago

Things have been moving right along here at the shop still making pots firing some bisque ware starting on glazing later in the week.
I was thinking the other day of the many things that I am grateful for, well of course my son Judson is at the top of the list. Then I thought I haven't talked about him here on the blog in some time. He's turning five on march 11th, its amazing how fast he has grown from that little baby in the bowl, that was his birth announcement. To the big kid he his today.
He has a fresh way of looking at the world that changed my way of thinking, he helped me back get to my core sense of self, kids have a way of doing that. He's smart and so curious, Painting is one of his favorite things to do, he's always wanting to know how things work and making inventions, I did things like that when I was a kid and still do. He's always thinking never letting anything get in his way when it comes to creating, thinking freely honestly and intensely focused in whatever he dose. Its a great way to live life and create. I've always tied to live my live and work in this way but at times life gets in the way. I'm getting back there with him I'm so, grateful to have him in my life And cant remember what this world was like before he came into it.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Want to share a link? -part two

Thanks to every one that ether link me to their blog roll or let me know that I already was. I added everyone that responded and updated a few too. If anyone else out there wants to share a link let me know. I want to try to keep it clay related but sometimes add things that just interest me I also hope you blog regularly you know like at least once a month, I like to keep the links interesting. I also have to admit I totally stole this whole link exchange post from The Rabbit Muse -AKA NANCY E. SCHINDLER
Nancy, I hope your not too pissed off at me. I know how you hate it when folks rip you off if you! But at least I give you credit for a great idea if the means anything?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Want to share a link?

I working on my blog and am delating folks that don't link back to me or haven't blogged in some time. Some are over a year, I want to keep my list current.
So if you have a link on your blog to me please let me know and I will gladly add a link back to you. If you would like to Share a link let me know and I'll add you if you add me. ;-)
Lets get some linking going on!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Some new tiles I've been working on

Things around here at the shop are moving a little slow, had a bit of a cold last week feeling much better now. Im still working on dinnerware that I should have fired last week but I just couldn't get it finished the way I felt, so shooting for next week. When your the artist, manager, accountant, single dad and do everything guy, weeks when you are sick not much gets done around the shop. But Im feeling great and have some new tile designs to share, more to come in the next few months!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Read the labels on the wrappers!! Made me laugh!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

what's going on in the studio

It was a beautiful day here in The Grove not to cold and the sun was out keeping me smiling!
I've been working on some dinnerware orders firing them next week. So right now, Flat thats the word around here! My studio is full of plates! I'll be glazing next week that's the part that takes me the longest, somehow I think it should go faster. But it never dose. Why is that you ask? Well I know if i rush I always make mistakes so like a turtle I glaze, "slow and steady wins the race" don't you know? Looking forward to firing though. I've been in the making frame of mind for some time, feels like forever since i felt and heard the sounds of the kiln roaring! Also been working out some new things in the studio too, not ready to put them up here for the world to see quite yet, will soon though. So you better check back soon!

The sun setting on my property , I love the shadows in the winter!

Riley Lounging around the yard he loved the day too!

Like I said thing are a little flat around here, in a pot kind of way!
What a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Demo At Newhope church

I was sure having fun!

I spent Sunday at Newhope In Durham NC, I had a great day! Julie and her Son came down to help out with sales and I sure needed it! There were between 2000-3000 people there. I think the pictures tell the story better than can.....

I was literally surrounded!! Amazing! I don't think I have ever demonstrated for so many people at one time!

I went in to this event not knowing what to expect, they found me through my website and wanted a large Platter to hang in the rotunda of the building. The I spent the day demoing and selling pots to an enormous crowd in a church!

Talking with some of the kids during a brief slow time

Pastor Benji and me between the crowds of people.