Saturday, June 25, 2011

Earth and Fire Pottery Festival

Tonight I attended the "Earth & Fire Pottery Festival" opening reception in Kings Mountain.  There was a great turnout and I sold a few pots.  It was fun visiting with so many great potters and pottery lovers.   Below is a display of one piece of each potter.  This display was at the entrance.  The show runs until July 29th.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Great Glaze Load

I am pretty pleased with this glaze load.  The large bowl with dragonfly is a special order.  It turned out exactly as expected. The deviled egg tray looks great, but only has 11 spots for eggs, so I guess its my tray now. In the next few weeks I plan on making some more with 12 slots.  The pedestal was an experiment and turned out well.  So the only piece pictured here that will be going to the Earth & Fire show is the pedestal.  Today I packed up for the show and there will be a number of new pieces featured there. 

Tomorrow I will be working at Ruby's Gift in NoDa.  I have a display there and work one day a month. Ruby's features a group of local artists.

Today I added 3 more items to my etsy shop. A pitcher, mug and brie dish.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Earth and Fire Pottery Festival

I have been invited to enter some of my pottery in the Earth and Fire Pottery Festival at the Kings Mountain Art Center.  The opening reception is this Saturday at 7pm.  I am very impressed with the potters included and feel that this will be a great exhibition. Hopefully there will be a great turnout.  The exhibition will last until July 29th.

Tomorrow I will do another glaze load that has a few pieces I would like to take to the Festival.  Then on Wednesday I will need to inventory and pack for the show.

Last week I only did a glaze load and the rest of the week I was pressure washing my driveway(it's a long driveway)  The back sidewalk and patio are all that I have left.  I really should get back to throwing.

This past week I also finished my etsy site and opened it with a few pieces.  My plan is to add pieces every week or two.  I need to get some larger boxes so that I can put a few larger items on the site.  Right now I only added items that I had boxes for.(mostly clay boxes)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Using my new light box to take photos

A few days ago I got my new photo box in the mail.  It is quite large so that I can fit my larger pieces easily.  It seems to help control the glare somewhat better than the way I was doing it before.  The only thing I feel that I need to fix is the background.  I will need to order a graduated backgroung for it. It came with solid blue, black, red or white.  These are photos of the newest kiln load with the white background.  Not sure that I like the look of solid white.

I am getting ready for the Southern Arts Society of King Mountain's Earth & Fire @ the Depot show.  The reception is June 25th, 7-9pm and the show runs through July 29th. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pedestal Bowl

Who do you think got the best deal?  This morning while I worked in the studio making this pedestal and some mugs, my husband and son got to put out mulch and move a couple bushes?  Hehe.  I still need to sand it after it dries, but it looks good to me so far.

Last night I went to the Spring Juried Competition reception at Mint Hill Arts.  I had entered my Calla Lily Vase and my Sand Dune Vase.  Alas, no prizes for me, but the art on display was amazing.  The show runs until the end of the month.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Congratulations to Lori Doolittle, the winner of the spring giveaway.  Thanks to all that came to my booth this spring and those that "liked" my New Day Pottery Facebook page.  Be sure to subscribe to the email feeds on the right hand side of my blog or "like" my Facebook page for further updates on what is going on here at New Day Pottery.

On a sad note, when I went out this morning to do some sanding and detailing work on some pieces ready to be bisque fire, I found this.  Apparently this platter dried too fast.  I should know better, but didn't baby it like I should have.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Deviled Egg Tray & Teapots

For a long time I have wanted to try to make a deviled egg tray, but when I get out to the studio it slips my mind.  Today I gave it a try and hopefully it turns out well. 

The platter is a new design and hopefully I am able to trim it without mishap. My hope is that I can add a hole to the foot so that it can be hung on a wall for decoration.

As for the teapots, well, I have made these shapes before, but there is always something that goes wrong.  Maybe this time everything will work out as planned.

On Friday I set up and work the Ruby's gift booth at the Taste of Charlotte.  Then Friday Evening I will go to the Mint Hill Arts - Spring Juried Competion Reception.  I have two entries and perhaps I will have some luck and win a prize.