Monday, July 12, 2010
Fast and Slow
Some of the wheels of progress are moving very slow around here. The men determined it would take three of them to move the kiln into place without taking it apart. So tomorrow morning there should be three men here at once and they will finally move it into place so I can fire it.
I've been making lots of pottery so that is moving fast. I made the jutting vase last night. I was going to texture it but I like it smooth. These platters I made with a native fern. The ferns here are different than those I used in California. The ends of the leaves are sparse.
Meanwhile I've still been taking my pottery over to my new potter friend, Hil-dee's studio to be fired. Today I went to see her at an art fair about 45 minutes from here and every time I went by her booth it was so crowded with customers I didn't want to interrupt. You can't really see her in the photo, she's behind the two ladies on the left talking with a couple about one of her pieces.
The next photo is of another potter's booth. I'm looking at the way booths are set up to see how to improve my own. I like the taller shelves for pottery. I wonder where I can get some fold up shelves? Anyone know of a source?
I've been painting baseboards and the tile is going in fast. I've been making more and more pottery and almost every closet is filled up with pieces drying. I really need my kiln. Not sure how I'm going to move all the greenware out of the studio when they need to tile it. The studio will be the last room. Hope all goes according to plan for setting the kiln in place tomorrow.
See the painting stool; that's my favorite for painting. It is just the right height to put the paint can on and dip the brush inside. Gary's tried to throw it away many times but I won't let him. Well back to work for me. Comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome.