Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Creative Day

I haven't done much creatively the last few weeks.  Today I had to try again to make a container for my friend Lori for her tub of margarine.  The first attempt was too small from the first, so this is my second attempt and it is tall enough but won't know until after the firing if it's wide enough.  If not, I will try again.

The two pieces to the right are salt and pepper shakers.  I got bored with the other design and decided to try something new.

I have been using my new stamps that I made a few months ago and really like the designs I am able to make.  While I like the store bought stamps, I always feel a little like I am cheating by not making my own designs.

Just a few weeks until (perhaps) I will be teaching my first class.  As far as I know, no one's signed up.  If you are interested, check out the previous post for information.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hand building class

I will be teaching a beginning hand building class for the first time in August at the Ciel Gallery.  It will be a bit of work since I have to bring everything we need to the gallery for the class, including water.  My hope is that if the class goes well, in late October and into November I could do a series of classes with more intricate pieces.   You can check out the details of the class and sign up here.

For an update about my Studio sale:  The sale was OK but pranksters stole my signs the night before the sale, so I am unsure how this impacted the drive-by customers.  This was especially annoying because the signs were special ordered and cost a bit.  I was hoping to use them for many years.

For those that were unable to attend, the online sale is going on until July 20th.  Use coupon code CIJ2014 at checkout for 20% off anything in the store.  Extra savings found in the clearance section.  And as always if you are in the area and would like to stop by my showroom, please call me at 704-408-7996 to set up a time that works for both of us.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Christmas in July Sale

Back by popular demand.  This is the best time of the year to get a great deal on pottery.  I ship all across the country.  Lot's of wedding, birthday, hostess gifts or just start your Christmas shopping early.  Shop online (be sure to check out the clearance section)  or stop by my home studio for an even larger selection of pots on July 12th.