I was surprised to see that was actually a song title. lol! Not really familiar with it but it will work. Well, I've been busy as a bee but really don't have much to show ya'll. I've just been throwing and firing to complete orders and get ready for this Open House next weekend. I have a feeling not many people are going to show up but then as soon as I don't make much, 75 people will drive up wanting pots. So anyway, I have lots of people right now, that are interested in buying work but I just keep wondering how things are really going to go, given the sorry state of the economy etc etc. Of course, I know that some artists have always been able to make a living, even in horrible economic times. I really need to start applying to some regional or national shows and try to get my name out there.
I've talked to a few of the guys from work lately but things are still horribly slow. I don't really look for that work to pick up any time soon.
This is some of what I did this evening. Some freshly thrown bowls and a couple of mugs on the left there. There is a real trick to sliding the pots off the wheel right after they are thrown and onto a board. I do that to save space and not take up so many bats. For years I have always done fine, rarely messing a piece up, but the other night I dropped 3 mugs in a row. I said, the hell with it and called it a night. I was tired I guess.
This is one of my recent casserole dishes. I think they are starting to come out well. I don't know if I have ever put a picture of one of these up before. It has taken me a long time to develop a design that I like with these. I will show this one glazed and finished.
I have not forgotten about the video ya'll wanted to see of me throwing. It's just a matter of getting Jack to help, which is not really a problem, and having a day when I don't look like I just fell off a manure wagon.
As a matter of fact, Jack has been a great help lately, cleaning up the place for the Open House. I certainly don't want it to look like the rednecks from hell live here. He also installed a new light fixture over my wheel so I can better see what I'm doing. And he has kept us in split firewood so I don't have to worry about that.
Well, I hope that soon I will have some new progress on the house to show ya'll. I have several projects that are right on the verge of being finished but I still don't have time for that last final step. Maybe soon!
Oh! and WAR EAGLE baby!!!