Monday, October 26, 2009

Seagrove Auction Piece

Packed up my auction piece for the 28th Annual Seagrove Pottery Festival going on November 21st & 22nd. The piece is signed and will have a certificate included. Will send it out tomorrow. Back in the studio this morning working on all my special orders from the Made in the South show. Had some items that I don't make all the time, like a canister set and cream & sugar set. Was fun to do something different.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Third load this week

Today I set up for the Christmas Made in the South Show. Took 4 1/2 hrs. Usually my husband helps set up and it takes about 1/2 the time. When I got home I unloaded the kiln again. Most of the items were the same fiesta design as the last few loads. Here are a few of the brie bakers and egg separators. I may do another glaze load tomorrow, depending on what sells.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Load #2 this week

Another load. Nothing much new but needed gift items for this weekend. Loaded the kiln again with bisque ware and will glaze twice more this week. Today I didn't throw anything new. Just got some things done to get ready for this weekend, like iron tableclothes and get christmas decorations out for the show. Tomorrow I will inventory, price and pack the last two loads. In the evening when the bisque load finishes, I will glaze again. Thursday I will set up for Christmas Made in the South.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Terrific Glaze Load

Was at the Burlon Craig Pottery Festival yesterday. It was sooo cold. I stood around the wood kiln they were firing as much as possible.

When I got home, this load was waiting for me. Felt that it was a terrific load because nothing was ruined. Usually I have pieces that stick to the kiln, cracking or a glaze that doesn't do what I want, but this load had no problems. I will be glazing alot this week, so there will be lots of blogs and pictures. At the end of this week I go to the Christmas Made in the South show. There is a coupon for $1 off admission on the website. Tonight I go to the Claymatters Guild monthly meeting. Barbarra Chadwick Bland will be demonstrating.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Very Busy Week

This week has been crazy busy. Today I unloaded the kiln and this is one of the pieces. Most of the load were brie bakers and gravy boats since I had sold out at the last show. My turquoise glaze was finally delivered yesterday afternoon so I reloaded the kiln today with another glaze load. I need to price and pack the new pieces later because I take off tomorrow morning to go to the Burlon Craig Pottery Festival. I am really trying to get caught up on small gift items, because I go to the Christmas Made in the South show next week for 3 days. After that I will have 3 weeks in order to catch up for my last 3 shows.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Egg Separaters

It was a great day for the Barn Sale on Saturday. It didn't rain much, just a light drizzle in the morning. It was forcast that we would have a good chance of Thundershowers. Went right back to the studio on Sunday morning. I made these egg separators. I had read about them in a magazine and finally decided to try some. The idea is to crack the egg into the vase and turn it on its side to separate the yolk from the white. This is as close as I plan on getting to a face jug. The gravy boats (on the right) were the other items I worked on yesterday. Today I was back at it making brie bakers. Can't seem to keep up with them. Sold out on Saturday.

Friday, October 9, 2009

New Business Card

Yesterday I worked on my new business card. My old one had a photo of a glaze I no longer have. It also didn't have my blog listed on it. The bowl seen here is part of my new fiesta design I started doing this summer.
Earlier today I trimmed the dinner plates commissioned by someone at the Festival in the Park. They are looking great. In January I am going to take time to make some for myself.
Tomorrow I am going to be at the Claymatters Pottery Guild - Barn Sale @ McAlpine Business Park in Charlotte. I always enjoy this show because I know many of the potters and it is usually a very nice show. My only concern is that it might rain. Cross your fingers.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Red & Yellow

Got back from the Brushy Mtn Apple Festival on Saturday. Had a great day and met some really nice people. Decided that if I didn't start working a little faster I was going to run out of pieces before my last show in November, so I worked on Sunday and glazed some pieces since I was out of clay. These are the pieces from that load. A few weeks ago I made a few pieces in this yellow and red. They were very well received so I have made some more. This morning my clay was delivered, so I was back in the studio throwing. I could only do so much, because it is raining today, and I can't finish the pieces like I do on sunny days.

Friday, October 2, 2009


This week has been fairly busy. I finished Festival in the Park on Sunday. Rained quite a bit during the weekend but still had a good turn out. Monday I got right back in the studio and made double the pots I usually do in a day. Tuesday I gallery sat at Mint Hill Arts. Found out that my pitcher I entered into the Monocromatic show had sold. Very exciting. Glazed yesterday, so had a batch to unload this morning. This pot was an experiment with texture. Today I need to price my pieces and pack them up. At 4 am tomorrow morning we leave for the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival. Hope it doesn't rain.