Monday, January 17, 2011
Last week I had the privilege of taking a soda fire workshop at Trax gallery taught by Sandy Simon and Bob Brady. Our class rocked. I met and was inspired by the most fabulous people. It was a week chocked full of learning...tips on throwing, hand building, glazing, new clay bodies. I learned that I have A LOT to learn, especially about firing. I think I'm ready to go back to my Easy Bake Oven of an electric kiln and save the amazing process of soda firing to the experts.
A scattering of work fresh from the kiln.
As in any workshop some pieces came out great and some not so pretty.
My amazing class mates.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Our annual Pottery Posse New Years Smash Up was yesterday at fourth & clay. Participants included Diana Fayt, Christa Assad, Whitney Smith, rae dunn, Sara Paloma(who won the award for the best thrower with the most beautiful seconds ever) and me with much help from our men, Andrew Hayes and John Schnick .Here's a little video John made of the event. I crack up every time I watch it especially the limbering up scene. What an incredible way to start 2011...ridding the world of ugly pots, toasting in a new beginning and being with good, fun loving, pot making friends.
Happy New Year to you all.