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.
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Fresh pots cooling in the opened kiln.
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Zina came down from Provo with a friend to help me with the sale.
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Little bottles.
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A 40 lb bowl with a 30 lb bowl.
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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.
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Sweet little mugs.
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More of the same.
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30 lb platters.
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Tea bowls.
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More tea bowls. These are the most fun to make.
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Slab built platters.
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Small jugs.
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4 lb vases.
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8 lb vases.
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Just in time for summer come the lemonade tumblers.
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6 lb jug.
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A begging bowl.
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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.