A Brief History of Time

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Sous-potter | 0 comments

My newest sous-potter

My newest sous-potter

Although I was on a hiatus from blogging, I wasn’t on a break from A Bit Off Center.  So what have I been doing while I wasn’t blogging?  Here are the highlights…

  • Monthly inventory: In January, I generated a list of pots to make each month which (among other things) includes 35 mugs.  I have managed to meet the monthly goals – so I have been at the wheel a lot.
  • Shows: We participated in several shows: Peakfest (Apex, NC), Artsplosure (Raleigh, NC), Lazy Daze (Cary, NC), and Matthews Alive! (Matthews, NC).
  • Dinnerware: We developed dinnerware sets for several of our glaze patterns – just because I wanted to (although Julie will tell you it was because I needed plates).
  • Commissions: We completed several private orders one of which included an 8 piece dinnerware set.
  • Stores:  We continue to have a sell pots at Inkstone Gallery (Winterville, NC), Womancarft (Chapel Hill, NC), and Seagrass (Beaufort, NC).  And, we are now at Aria Gifts in Apex, NC.
  • Classes: I continued to teach at the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge.  The classes have been fun and included: Living Large in the New Year, Teapots, In the Garden, Christmas in July, I Scream You Scream We all Scream for Ice Cream.
  • Travel: We visited our family in Colorado in June.  I attended a hand-builidng workshop at Claymakers in July.
  • New sous-potter: Perhaps the best thing that happened on my hiatus was the adoption of a new sous-potter!  Koko is a vivacious, smart, friendly, and confident dog who joined our family in April.  She is happy to spend time with me in the studio.

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