The "Cousins" weekend was fabulous. The weather cleared up, and the sun came out after the pouring rain on Friday night. Jack Troy arrived first, with his car packed full of pottery and was followed shortly later by the arrival of Peter Lenzo and his friend Val. We had a blast watching them unpack pots and face pots. Then Michael unloaded his goodies, and we showed what we just had pulled out of the kiln. It is a surreal feeling to have something like this happen right in our yard. All this wonderful pottery here, all different, representing the makers' personal visions and expressions, through the utilization of the amazingly versatile material that is clay. As a pottery lover this was a great place to be, walking up and down the aisle looking right to left and left to right. The visual stimulation of all these varied pots side by side was an exhilarating experience.
During Saturday and Sunday we had a steady flow of visitors. We all are thrilled with the many conversations that we had with art and pottery loving people. It is the support of all of you reading this blog that enables us to make pottery our profession full time. We put just about all of our soul and energy into our work, and to have so many wonderful, kind, and enthusiastic people support our art, provides the joy and income for us to keep the pottery cycle going.
Below is some of our new shino work with a little crystalline mixed in
Michael Kline giving a brush work demo on Satuday at 2:00.
Here are Michael's reflection cups.
On Sunday he gave another brushwork demo at 1:30. We had a nice turn out for the noon potluck. It was fun to eat while looking at and talking about pottery and gardening.
Michael's bird cup that is now in our collection, and is Bruce's current favorite drinking vessel.
A close-up of Peter's Head Pot reveals a face jug on a face jug.
Michael Kline, Peter Lenzo, Jack Troy, Samantha Henneke, and Bruce Gholson