We are back at it in the studio this past week. We have planned one last hurrah for the year 2011. We will have a kiln opening on December 17 with as many pieces as we can make during this past week and the next four days. We have covered jars, mugs, pitchers, and mushroom jars in the works right now and we will see what can be thrown in the next couple of days.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We relaxed a bit, played a little Wii which was very fun, ate turkey and oyster stuffing, drank vanilla chai tea, and threw some pots. I have not taken the time to sit back and play our Wii for who knows how long, and after playing a little I think I will try not to have so much time elapse. Wii fitness is fun and challenging and after 1/2 hour I was a bit tired and played Boom Blox Bash designed by Stephen Spielberg. The game is relaxing and something you can do from a sitting position. I am on the look out for a few more games for this Xmas.
For special occasions we set the table with plates that we have collected from other potters. Whenever we are out and about at a show or visiting, we sometimes buy a special plate. It is enjoyable to set the table with plates made by different potters. Below the table is set with plates by Ken Sedberry, Kyle Carpenter, Mark Shapiro, Sarah Jaeger, Matt Jones, compote by Micheal Hunt/Naomi Dalglish, and of course a Bulldog Pottery plate.
|Thanksgiving dinner table|
At the Celebration of Seagrove Potters, Tom Starland dropped by the booth. He drove up from South Carolina where he and his wife Linda publish an online arts newspaper called the Carolina Arts. They include all kinds of Arts information for South and North Carolina. If you want to know what is going on in the Arts, this is a great place to check on a frequent basis.