Quiet week

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in About Me, Enchanted Wood, Platters | 1 comment

It has been a quiet week – hot but quiet.  We loaded a glaze kiln, I mixed up 2 glazes, and I set up a sales display.  Tomorrow, I will throw pots which will make me feel like I have actually done something. I have been busy at my day job and with house things.  It is hard to maintain balance so sometimes I need to concentrate my energies on other projects in life.  There are some things that help me feel that life is in equilibrium: an orderly house, time with Jeff, meal planning, clean laundry, and keeping current with reports at work.  If I want to make good pottery, I know I need to keep the other areas of my life in...

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Sous-Potter Smack

Posted by on Nov 28, 2010 in A Bit Off Center, Platters, Pottery, Sous-potter, Studio, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Braum is my sous-potter; but, he works at Firetower Studio East.  The sous-potter in residence at Firetower Studio West is Smack.  His duties are varied.  He hunts grasshoppers and keeps the neighborhood Siamese cat away from the studio.  He is also our test demographic for cat bowls and platters.  Recently, he expanded the market of our large platters to include cats and pet-owners.

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