Posts made in December, 2010

Vacation

Posted by on Dec 27, 2010 in Class, Gifts, Holiday, Studio, Uncategorized | 0 comments

My last day of potting was December 21.  Julie and I worked really hard to fill orders and finish gifts.  We will get back to work at the end of the week.  But I am relishing the break and the time to do some other holiday things. This holiday season was a lot of fun for me.  I love making pottery to give because I love making pots for dear friends most of all.  Although I started in October, it was barely enough time to finish all the gifts that I wanted to give.  Even with the early start, I didn’t get tired of the holiday preparations.  I enjoyed the process of planning and making...

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Advent Continued

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in Gifts, Glazes, Holiday, Lids, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Advent Pot Production I really enjoyed making the Advent calendar.  So I thought I would share the development process.  As I have disclosed, I don’t have a artistic background.  So it was surprising for me to find out that ‘artists’ work and rework ideas – they don’t ‘just’ make something.  At first, I wanted to make various types of lidded jars – but I had to stick with drop-in and bowl lids because they allowed the most volume (I wanted to fit 2 chocolates in each pot).  I made all the pots in one sitting and then threw all the lids.  I...

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Advent

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in Gifts, Holiday, Lids, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I was given my first Advent calendar while I was an exchange student in Germany.  I loved opening the numbered cardboard door to get a chocolate every day until Christmas.  I wish advent calendars had been a part of my Christmas celebration as a child.  So I wanted to share them with my nephews; and, some years, I have managed to find cardboard calendars for them.  But, I wanted to make them something that would become a permanent part of their Christmas memories. Jeff and I worked to make the Advent calendar and shadowbox.  It was especially nice to work with Jeff – I told him I wanted a...

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Inkstone

Posted by on Dec 8, 2010 in A Bit Off Center, Inkstone, Selling Pottery, Uncategorized | 1 comment

A Bit Off Center is thrilled to be represented at  Inkstone Gallery in Winterville, NC.  Julie and I brought several pots to the gallery.  And, we were greeted with a warm reception by its curator, Lisa.  We are very excited to be a part of this adorable, local gallery.  Although we can sell our pottery anywhere, we can only be local potters here.  It is very gratifying to be a part of this local arts...

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Holiday Craft Show

Posted by on Dec 6, 2010 in Craft Show, Holiday, Selling Pottery, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This weekend was our last craft show for the year.  It has been a really great year and we have improved with each show.  This show was at the Beaufort Civic Center, which is a converted train station – quite a lovely venue.  Although the show was a bit slow, we were able to sell several pots and meet a lot of people.  We even had people return to purchase things who bought pots from us last year.  And, several friends stopped by our booth to wish us well (some even brought us snacks – thanks to all of you!).  By the end of the show, it had begun to snow – a real rarity in December in...

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