Archive for May 26th, 2008

Firing and selling pots.

Monday, May 26th, 2008

I always return from the river a bit exhausted and in need of some time to decompress. What? you say, I thought river running was relaxing and renewing. It is…for the passengers. Guides are on 24/7. Rowing on the water is the time when I unwind. The rigging, de-rigging, cooking, hike leading, interpretive talks and generally being “on” for people is what sucks all the energy out of a person. Usually I just collect myself for the first several days after returning from a river trip. This time I had to fall right into my pottery work. I fired my kiln twice in succession after returning. I unloaded the second firing Friday night and held an open studio sale the next day. Yesterday (Sunday) was the first slack time I have had in a over month. It is a bit like the eye of a storm as I have to get right into finishing our move to the new place and packing for the next river trip. Thank Heaven I only play for a living.
Fresh pots cooling in the opened kiln.
Zina came down from Provo with a friend to help me with the sale.
Little bottles.
A 40 lb bowl with a 30 lb bowl.
I have not tried these before. I had two of them in this firing. They are made with an eight lb cylinder shaped wih a bottom added and a lid formed for it. A lot of time spent on these. They may not be practical but are fun.
Sweet little mugs.
More of the same.
30 lb platters.
Tea bowls.
More tea bowls. These are the most fun to make.
Slab built platters.
Small jugs.
4 lb vases.
8 lb vases.
Just in time for summer come the lemonade tumblers.
6 lb jug.
A begging bowl.
Saturday was good. Thanks to all of you who came out and supported us. It makes things a lot better when the bills are paid. Come by anytime. There is lots of inventory right now.