Thursday, April 25, 2013
This weekend we go to our cabin near Bat Cave, NC. Our plan is to work on the shed we are building, but rain is forecast all weekend. We are hoping that it starts late Saturday and we can get some work done.
Next week I will be back to work trying to get enough pieces for the Claymatters Pottery Festival. I am going to mix up a few more glazes and can't wait to glaze again.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Saturday I purchased a new (used) booth display. It includes pedestals, curtains and a lighting system. I can't wait to set it up and see how everything looks.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I made my first YouTube video yesterday. There is a challenge from our local clay guild to produce an instructional video. For the last year I have been thinking that I should make one but this pushed me to get it done. The video is 15 minutes and takes the viewer from throwing, designing a rim, trimming and punching the holes. It was alot of work in filming, editing and loading onto YouTube (took 5 hours to upload) but I think worth it. I will probably do it again.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Next we cleaned the studio. I wish I had taken a before photo so that you can understand how much cleaner it is. There were boxes and bubble wrap that I had been collecting from neighbors over the last few months. The boxes to cut up and place between every two plates for extra protection. Usually my son parks his car on the far side but the last month I had taken it over to glazing.
You can see that my wedging table is still a mess but my body just couldn't handle wedging. During the last month working on the plates I just kept stacking bags of clay scraps aside. You can't see it but there is also a stack in front of the wheel on the floor.
We finished up by wiping down and mopping the whole studio. My husband came home tonight and asked if I went out of business. LOL
Tomorrow I will start filling up my green ware carts again. I would like to show my new work at the Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Festival on May 11th.