|Poppies in the Garden at Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina|
One new routine for us since the pandemic is to walk and retrieve the mail. Luna Bella walks with us. We spritz down the mail with a 70% diluted alcohol solution before bringing it into the house. We have been taking the Covid-19 seriously and will continue to practice social distancing, mask-wearing, and hand-washing.
The spring in Seagrove has been beautiful and the temperature cool. The beginning of the spring was incredibly hot and humid early on, and pushed our growth season here 1-2 weeks early. The prolonged cool nights through April and May has treated our lettuces very well and provided us daily yummy salads. The raised beds we put in last year have worked well for us this growing season. We love them so much we are installing two more this month.
We are in the process of figuring out our cycle of selling our work online. I am sure it will change and develop as the summer progresses. Currently we are listing our pottery on our BulldogArtPottery Etsy page and will post some of the images on our Bulldog Pottery Instagram and Bulldog Pottery Facebook page as we list them. If there is something that we post that you are interested in and it is not on our shop site please don't hesitate to direct message us and ask if the pieces are available. At the moment our plan is to list pottery under 12 inches in height on our BulldogArtPottery Etsy page, and larger sized items will go on our Bulldog Pottery website.
Where will this new world take us?
At the beginning of the pandemic lockdown I remember reading how this will change the world and the way we live. I saw us just picking back up where we left off. Why not? But as the days pass I see that this is not the case, especially since the virus is now here and the counties all around us. We must design our days and movements to protect ourselves, our community, and society. Isn't that what mask wearing is about? Isn't that why we need to practice social distance and respect for one another? We need to keep each other safe and try hard to not pass this virus around to each other.
So for the time being we don't feel we can responsibly invite you to visit our pottery shop at this time. We will research and implement to the best of our ability, protocols and infrastructure to make things as safe as possible. It is strange, it feels like our identity has been taken away. Our favorite and main way of selling our pottery work is one on one with you and the pots, and at the moment that is not a safe option for you or us. Presently our connection must be here online. We are having to make some of the most difficult decisions that we have ever had to make for our business.
Take Care! Stay healthy and safe in your day to day travels.
|Entrance to Bulldog Pottery / Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke, Seagrove, North Carolina|
|Bruce Gholson retrieving the mail, a daily ritual|
|The Montgomery County water tower landmark at the end of our Bulldog Pottery gravel driveway|
|Our shadows, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina|