Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What a mess!!!

Today I decided that it was time to clean up the studio. From the end of September through mid December I worked pretty much constantly with throwing, glazing, packing, going to shows, etc.  When I finished in December I didn't want to even think about making anything for a while.  Well, I took a few weeks off including going on a Carribean cruise and now I am ready to get back to work.  As you can see, my studio became a catch-all.  You can see a tv that needs to go to the dump, and a golf cart.  Plus all the packing paper that was discarted at various times.

Hopefully you can see the improvement in the second photo.  I swept and mopped and threw away lots of junk.  I will be back in the studio in a few days after the Bunko party on Thursday and putting away my Christmas Decorations after that.  I have some orders to fill, plus I need to make some pieces to refill my show inventory.  I would like to do some experimenting with hand building as well.

Friday night is the Mint Hill Arts "Fire and Fiber" opening reception from 7-9.  I have 8 pieces in the show.  It will last thru January.


judith blakeburn-potter said...

Your studio looked like mine after the holidays, I threw somethings today and ignored the mess. I read your comments on Tracey's blog. I have been reading blogs for over a year, but just set up a blog. Love that pitcher and the braided handle.

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Hi Judy- I also saw your comment on Tracey's blog and came over to "see" you...and to follow. I think we all had the December mess to clean up- ready for fresh starts this month! Did you love your cruise? We are heading to the Carribean in Feb....can't wait! I have a blog too and am always looking for feedback :)

Judy Abdelaziz said...

Thank you for your feedback. I have become followers to you both and look forward to keeping up with your progress.

Yes the cruise was great. Was a Costa Cruise, which is Italian. Very international with great entertainment. I am trying to get my husband to take me on a Mediteranean Cruise for our 25th anniversary.

Linda Starr said...

Hi Judy, I added your blog on my blog roll, thanks for the link; does the newspaper stick to your work? I see lots of folks use that but I never have.

Judy Abdelaziz said...

Linda, while I am throwing, the balls of clay sit on the newspaper and the bats end up on the floor, I just keep pushing with the next bat and they move across the floor, until I am ready to go to the next step. They end up on a shelf for drying. The paper is mostly for glazing.