Off to a great start for the weekend. Here are some studio shots! Hope you can make it!
It’s that bittersweet end of summer in New England. The nights are getting cooler, the kids begin school tomorrow, and my fall pottery classes begin next week. I am trying to get back into full work mode after vacation at the beach last week. I’m having a hard time of it though, since I had a little mishap at the beach while playing football with my two teenage sons. Seems the younger of the two, Andrew, doesn’t know his own strength… quite innocently he rammed into my chest… the result for me is one cracked rib. My lesson… never play football with teenage boys.
So I’m letting this week go, with hopes that I will be able to throw pots next week… little pots. This week I’m slowly finishing my bats for the studio. All the new ones were made before vacation, with repairs to the old ones. These past two days I set them all out in the yard for polyurethane. I am so happy I accomplished something that really needed to get done. I’m hoping tomorrow to be able to start photographing new work for Etsy… another not so physical task that desperately needs to be done!
Summer just moves at a different pace, everything seems to be slowing down around me… except me, this summer. Oh how I wish I were a kid off for the summer, or like my studio dogs lazing around waiting for rabbits.
Here are the two cuties guarding my studio entrance on a sunny summer day.
It was our 6th year for the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, and definitely the best. Each year we have more and more visitors and sales. This year feels like it just exploded. My studio on Saturday was elbow to elbow for a couple of hours. And steady sales through out the weekend. Sunday as usual had less traffic, it was a great day for customers to see demos by my apprentice Pam and an advanced student, Gayle.
People came from Boston, N.Y, Phillly, Albany, Vt., Maine, N.J. N.H. and Conn. Some stayed at local B&Bs or just took day trips. I definitely think our tour boosts the local economy!
I worked on dismantling some of the displays today, but the studio is still not in order for Tuesday night classes. I’m wiped out, but just wanted to share a little bit.
The 6th Annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail is just two short weeks away. Short weeks, because there are still too many firings to fit in in that time.
See our website here for details!
There is a Christmas tree farm a mile up the road from me , so people were stopping at my sale with trees on their cars and snow softly falling all day… a perfect New England December day! It’s the second day of the sale. People were coming in shaking off the snow and warming up by the fire with some hot cider and cookies. I love the two studio sales I have a year. People love to see the place where I make pots, and I love to have them here asking their questions, and buying directly from the studio.
I’m open 10-4 Sunday for one more day, if any locals want stop by.
OPEN STUDIO AND HOLIDAY SALE
Your invited to my annual Holiday Sale at the newly renovated studio. Come and see the wonderful new space, have some hot cider and cookies. New work, and seconds will be available. There will also be a raffle for a large bowl to benefit Greenfield H.S. art dept.
December also is time to sign up for the Winter session of pottery classes!
Hope to see you here! Directions are on my website!