Archive for October 24th, 2009

Stone Jugs and the like.

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Thursday’s Convocation at Snow College featured Escalante writer Jana Richman. She stopped by the shop with her husband Steve Defa and our own local farmer/proffesor Steve Peterson. The visit was pleasant but way too short…..some other time.
Making some pottery this week has been a nice change form the post surgery honeydoo’s and assorted fall chores I have been consumed by lately. I have been working my way through some jugs, mugs, jars and bowls.
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In hand thrown pottery I can’t find any surface I like as much as the freshly thrown or turned clay. All of my firing and glazing it to the end of finding something that aproximates that freshness.
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My holiday sales are on November 27,28 and December 5 this year. I’ll be working like a Beaver for the next few weeks to get the ware out on time. I love this.

Spring City listed with the big guys.

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Yesterday while working I was visited by Strider Wardle and Kelsey Brown. I asked them what brought them to Spring City. This is always a legitimate question as Spring City is such an out of the way place and people don’t usually stumble upon it unless they are truly lost of looking for it. In this couple’s case they said they had read about it in Yahoo News. ????? As it turns out Forbes Traveler ran a story about the prettiest towns in America and Spring City made the list. No surprise to me except that how did anyone from Forbes wander upon Spring City? Other towns listed include Santa Fe, Sedona and the like.