Well, life here at Blue Hen Pottery have been quite hectic lately, and about to become even more so.
Studio time has been limited. Throwing is the fastest part of the dish making process… all the rest always seems to drag on forever. Especially when there are so many other things that have to get done.
But enough of that.
Let me just show you what has gotten accomplished
The slab for the kiln got poured yesterday!
That lifts a huge worry off my shoulders. Lets hope now, that it will cure well, and dry out before the first firing (which is about a month away…)
For the past 2 days we had the pleasure to meet and host a young Latvian Ceramic Artist, Laura Sarkane. She is a world traveller, makes amazing work, and is really comfortable to be around! I’ve made a new friend. Laura and I got to make a very brief Seagrove tour, before she headed out to New Orleans for the last part of her trip. I know that her life will continue to be full and adventurous, once she leaves this continent behind next week.
Laura and I visited the sweet folks of Bulldog Pottery yesterday, where I got to take the first look at the collaboration pieces that Samantha and I worked on together, for the auction for Celebration of Seagrove Potters. Samantha threw the tumblers, which I slip- trailed with some chickens in the Blue Hen style. Samantha then glazed and fired the cups. The turned out quite delicious – looking:) Today I loaded the second part of our collaboration in a bisque kiln – tumblers that I threw, and Samantha and Bruce then decorated with butterflies and other bugs. The cups will be fired in Dwight’s salt kiln, hopefully this weekend…
I’m at the point where so much stuff is going on, that I end up overlapping tasks… supposed to be loading the kiln on Saturday, as well as cleaning for the Annual Gathering at STARworks… Could someone clone me?!