Whirlwind Lately

That’s what life has been lately in the pottery studio.  Mostly all good, just some bad… like fixing the kiln, and getting a custom urn order wrong… arrgh.  But the reality is that those two things happened because I’m too busy.  Element wires and thermocouples should have been changed before they conked out in the middle of a very important firing.  But everything, I mean everything is in constant motion.  I am just non-stop, all day, every day.  It’s a good thing though, that I am busy… I’m doing what I love and making a living at it.  Yet sometimes it is just so hard to run your own business.  Just seems like there are no lines drawn from work to home life.  Sunday is the only day I make sure I don’t step foot in the studio, or pick up a sketchbook, or go on the computer!  It really is a good thing to just stop!  Yesterday the family went for a beautiful hike on the Poet Seat Trail here in Greenfield. Then we went to a local event called Cider Days.  Just spending some time sampling cider and all varieties of apples at Clarkdale Fruit Farm.

I think I was too busy to write about last week’s shows, The Teapot show at Molly Cantor Pottery… “Ten Potter’s Take on Tea”  What a nice opening it was (I didn’t even get pictures, so unlike me).  I also did a small craft fair to benefit the local Artspace Community arts center.

On the agenda this week is the Friday opening at the Artisan Gallery in Northampton, 4th annual Cup and Mug Invitational, should be a great opening as there are lots of artists. (hopefully I’ll remember my camera) 

So here is a little taste of a couple of cups fresh out of that newly fixed kiln!

 

Another cup show and my Holiday Sale coming up in early December… check my website home page for details!

 

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2 thoughts on “Whirlwind Lately

  1. I am glad you were able to solve your kiln problems. I have had similar issues latesly I love thse new pots. The set of cups have a lovely shape and the leaves are really sweet.

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