Archive for March, 2009

New pots out of the Red Path

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

I unloaded my last woodfire eight days ago. It has been a busy time or I would have posted these sooner. I had to fall right back into throwing for next weeks firing. I am selecting work to take down to Scottsdale. I’ll be throwing the last of them Monday and then getting my taxes done while they are drying and in between more gardening. Good thing I don’t have to work for a living.
Tea Bowls are always a nice place to start from.
Tea Pots and detail.
Commemorative plates.
Hump molded platters showing off the new tools.
There is a little of what I got. It was one of the better firings I have had in this kiln. Really only two or three pots that came out less than expected. The large bowl pictured has a joint crack visible on the inside. It will make a nice tomato planter for the deck.

Scottsdale Show with Lee

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Lee and I will be in Scottsdale/Phoenix April 6-11 for this show and the NCECA Conference there. Lee will spend most of her time at the conference sitting in the Creative Industries booth in the commercial exhibitor’s hall selling and talking about Mom’s Stuff. I’ll be in and out and will throw some pots in the CI booth.
Please note that the time on this card is wrong. The show opening is from 7 until 9 pm.


Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

I planted peas, carrots, beets, lettuce, endive, spinach, garlic and two kinds of onions today. The sun shines and the breezes blow. The soil is rich and has been salted with with horse dung. We have some snow in the mountains. I expect that the garden will pay good dividends. I will get my bonuses. That is what Owen gave me. I am a wealthy man.