I'm back. I took a throwing vacation for about a month and was supposed to start back on Monday, but it was snowing and in the 20's and 30's all week. Today when it reached 40 degrees at 11:30 I decided that it was time to brave the cold. With the space heater on high and hot water in my bucket, I started on the wholesale order that is due by March. It will probably only take a few weeks, but I wanted to get it finished so that I can start experimenting. In February I will be going to the Claymatters Guild Winter Workshop featuring Sandi Pierantozzi & Neil Patterson. I am very excited to see their work and hope that it will help me do more altering in my pieces.
Tonight is Carolina Claymatters Holiday party. I will be going early to help set up. It's always a great time visiting with other potters and the food is great(potters seem to be such great cooks). We do a gift exchange and it's great coming home with another potter's work. The guild also gives out door prizes. In the past I have gotten ribs, hole punches, misc tools and books.