Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Showroom Open for Business

Now that I am finished with my Fall shows it is time to organize.  Yesterday I cleaned my studio.  Boy was it messy.  Today I reorganized and added to my main showroom cabinet.  Since I will not be doing any shows until May, the showroom and other NC gifts shops will be the only place to find my pottery for awhile. 

Tomorrow I work my monthly shift at Ruby's in NoDa.  I will be adding a number of items to my unit there, including 3 yarn bowls.  This past weekend Preston Flowers in Cary purchased some new items for sale in their gift shop.  Also, thru December, the Depot in Kings Mountain has some of my pieces in the "Art for Christmas" show.

I hope everyone has a fabulous holiday season & a Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cake Plate / Chip & Dip

Getting Ready for the Sanford Pottery Festival this weekend.  This will be the second year they have done a December show and the first year I have tried it.  I will be interested to see how the crowds are.  By the way, Military gets in for free with ID. 

This morning I unloaded the kiln, sanded, priced, inventoried & packed.  I also wrapped up a special order for shipment.
As mentioned in the previous post, here is the cake plate/chip & dip from this last kiln load.  Next time I will probably decorate the bottom as well. 

Here are some of the new yarn bowls that were glazed this week.  All six that I threw made it all the way thru the process.  In the past I have had about 50% breakage on the swirl before it could be fired.