Saturday, November 6, 2010

late nights

This past week I put in some late nights decorating some pots that got fired today. These photos are from election night. Between checking in on radio's the election coverage I was blasting some of my favorite motivational albums to drive me along. What does that include? The playlist was something like early Rolling Stones to Jay-Z leading to the Led Zepp to Les Savy Fav to Hot Chip and ending with a bit of the Replacements. Loud music helps me forget that sleeping is really what I should be doing.

I started decorating the bottoms of my pieces with little doodles and patterns as off-the-top-of-my-head whimsicals, but after a couple of slow decorating sessions I started keeping a sketch book of some of the repeats to keep this moving along. Sometimes these sketches some up just as you see them here on paper other times they morph and become new doodles.

Any guesses as to what's under the slip?

It's a banjo!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Back in the Saddle

Howdy Howdy,
After a blogging hiatus, it is time to get back to the sharing. And a lot has been happening with your truly. I had the great pleasure and honor of teaching ceramics at the Putney School Summer Programs, a fantastic arts camp for high schoolers in close by Putney, VT.

Once the summer teaching ended I started making lots of porcelain pots for my Fall craft shows. The first was the honorable Weston Craft Show in Weston, VT. It was my first time doing that show and it was lots of fun and I'll be back next year. Thanks to all who took a piece or two of mine home with you!

Next on the schedule is Twist in Northampton on Novemeber 12-13th. I always look forward to this show. If your in the area, swing by for really cool crafts, music!

Twist Craft Fair

Okay, back to the studio for some decorating. Stay tuned 'cause there's more to come.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thanks and now back to work

Thanks to everyone who stopped by Twist last weekend and a special thanks to all who picked up a pot or two from my table. I had a blast at the show and really enjoyed the company of my fellow vendors and their wares. This was a hard show to not just immediately spend what was coming in. I hope to be back in November for Twist V.

And now I'm getting my ducks in a row for this coming weekend in Worcester, MA for MayFair at the Worcester Center for Crafts. I'll be in the outdoor section at booth #38.

Ok, back to the to-do list.

Have a Good One,

Thursday, May 6, 2010

This Friday und Saturday

If'n you're around Northampton this weekend stop by Twist and find some rad treasures! I'll be in the main ballroom hawking a slew of new porcelain pots. Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Post-dated update

Ok, so we lost our digital camera and I don't like to post without visuals, but that's really no excuse for not saying anything in like..... three months. Of course a lot has happened and some exciting things at that. Let's see, 2010 arrived with some bitter cold weather, which is why we went to Berkeley, CA to see some friends. Green grass and strong coffee, it was amazing.
In January Quinn went to NYC for a trade show and I tagged along to take in some culture. The highlights:
Lucie Rie's bowls at the MOMA
Anish Kapoor at the Guggenheim
Islamic Platter at the Met
I also visited Sara Japanese Pottery in the upper east side. I have some work there and stopped in to visit with the owner and see all the wonderful top-notch work represented. If you're in the city take the time to visit, you won't regret it.

In other news I've been juried into the New Hampshire League of Craftsmen. I'm just finishing up a winter wheel-throwing class and about to start another.

I post later in the week with more upcoming events.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Sale This Saturday!

1-4 PM


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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thanks E'erbody

Thanks for all those who came out for gallery walk last Friday and stopped by our show. We had a lot of peeps stop by and we "put a hurtin" that block of Grafton 3 year. Thanks for all those who took some of my pieces home with you. Thanks to all the folks who I didn't know before but got to meet and talk about my pottery with.
It feels so great when someone else enjoys what you make enough to give you money for it. For me it's not so much the financial incentive to making a sale that I enjoy (although don't get me wrong, I like and need money to pay bills), it's the reward of hearing some say why they like a particular piece or even just one small part of a pot; the feedback is what I mean. It makes all the little decisions that all potters stress over in the studio that just as easily get ignored feel appreciated.
If you missed the opening, don't fret the show will be up through December 23rd.