Posts made in July, 2011

Lists and Plans

Posted by on Jul 31, 2011 in About Me, Philosophy, Teaching, Workshop | 0 comments

It is Sunday evening and I am contemplating what I want/need to accomplish this week.  I am a consummate list maker so when a Sunday night falls on the eve of a new month, I can’t resist the compulsion to make another list. Lists help me clear my mind and to keep focus.  I have a list on my refrigerator labeled “Clean Something Obscure Month”.  The thing is, when I clean my house, there are always tasks that I don’t get to before I run out of time, energy, or motivation.  Things like: dust the blinds, clear out the TV cabinet, wash the ceiling fans, wipe down the tops of cabinets, etc....

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Multiple Multiples

Posted by on Jul 30, 2011 in Bowls, Casserole, Multiples | 0 comments

Multiples are the path to perfection.  - Ben Jensen I love multiples – I get a lot of satisfaction seeing the pots lined up and waiting to go into the kiln. Casseroles Chip and Dip Serving Bowls Large Bowls Bowls and Plates Ring holders Berry...

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Big News

Posted by on Jul 29, 2011 in Shows | 0 comments

We got some great news this week.  We were invited to participate in Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival held August 27 in Cary, NC.  It is very exciting for us to return to this show.  And, we have been making pots in anticipation of the other upcoming shows now we need to make a few more pots.  I like making multiples – it is fun to try minor changes and look for new ideas.  Preparing for shows gives me lots of opportunities to do...

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Celebrating Summer

Posted by on Jul 23, 2011 in About Me, Lime Fiesta, Teabowl | 2 comments

My favorite time of the year is fall so summer has always felt like a long waiting period.  And, in eastern NC, fall doesn’t come until October so the wait is even more prolonged.  Add high heat and humidity, and summer has never been a favorite season of mine. I spent a lot of years in school until I finished my MS, therefore I was accustomed to an academic schedule setting the rhythm of my life rather than seasonal variations.  Essentially, I defined summers by time away from study and work, not by warmer weather.  After I began working full time, I realized that the season had no bearing...

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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...

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