studio work

A Day in the Life

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in A Bit Off Center, Studio, studio work | 0 comments

Since I have been making and selling pots, I have met a lot of passionate and interesting artists.  It is on the of the unforeseen benefits of being a potter.  Among those are Speight and Nassim Farmer of A-La-Mode Photography who recently came to take pictures of us in our natural habitat.  They have generously posted the photos on their blog – and I think they look amazing!

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Mug Mania

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 in Mugs, Multiples, studio work | 0 comments

I make a lot of pots because I enjoy making pots.  As a consequence, I sell those pots.  A lot of potters don’t sell because they don’t want to feel pressured to make a certain number of a particular pot.  But, I don’t feel that way.  In fact, I was quite excited after Bele Chere because we sold a lot of mugs.  Now I get to make more mugs! Last autumn, I made a lot of mugs which have provided an inventory for our recent shows.  But with the shows we have scheduled, we need to add to the  collection.  So I am in production mode. This means I am making 5 mugs every other day.  Five is my number for mugs.  I can make 5 bodies,  pull 5 handles, trim 5 forms, and attach 5 handles without feeling like it is tedious.  Knowing my number (5 mugs) helps me keep from succumbing to the temptation to over-produce.  Over-production is bad when I am putting handles on mugs because too many mugs results in too little...

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Activity in the studio

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Studio, studio work | 0 comments

The studio has been hopping over the last few weeks because we have been getting ready for the craft shows.  These sort of preparations are fun for me.  I like having a list of things to work on; and, I especially like it when that list is so full that I have a choice of what I need to do.  So, here are a few of the things that I have been keeping me busy: Making pots (mugs, bowls, chip/dip, and creamers), glazing pots, mixing glazes, making glaze catchers, testing crystalline glazes, making crackle mugs, cleaning the studio, washing tiles, sieving glazes, printing labels, gathering inventory, taking photos, loading and unloading the kilns, helping make tablecloths (for the booth), sanding pots, ordering glazes, balancing accounts, and fulfilling orders. It has been a busy few weeks but really...

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