Color block vases
Ready for glaze
Groove bowls and cups bound for Australia
A full studio
We enjoyed a much-needed quiet and relaxing day yesterday. A walk in the park, the Arrested Development marathon (heyyyyyy brother), a tasty meal plus some dancing in the kitchen made for a pretty great day. I cooked, the professor cleaned and Maddy supervised. All was right with the world.
And that brings us to today, the day for steals and deals, Black Friday. While I avoid the mall and big box stores like the plague- especially on holiday weekends- I do love a good sale. So, in an attempt to save you from the craziness this weekend, I’m having a sale in my shop. Avoid the crowds and suport handmade. Trust me, it’s a win win situation. You can thank me later.
Tuesday was a beautiful day. I was working in the studio and, as I do on most nice days, left the outside door open so Maddy could go in and out as she pleased. She usually just sits underneath the big tree and waits for a squirrel to drop from the sky. When that gets old, she’ll come inside and hang out with me while I work. Rough life, I know.
But she never came in. I looked outside and didn’t see her anywhere. After several minutes of calling her, she finally lifted her head and I heard the clanking of the tags on her collar. I found her sleeping in a freshly dug hole, napping under the bushes. So much for the new mulch we laid down last weekend.
Unfortunately it’s too hot to do much of anything outside today, so until further notice, all naps will be taking place indoors. Hope everyone affected by this heat is staying safe.
Remember how I said that I get such nice winter light in the studio? That is true- except when there’s so much snow that the windows get covered.
In case you missed all the
hype weather reports, New York City along with much of the north east was hit with ANOTHER snow storm. This time, we ended up with 15 inches on top of what was already on the ground. I know that to some of you, this is nothing. Other places get this much snow and more most winters. But living in the city, we are already crammed in like sardines and are honestly running out of places to put all this stuff. That, and we are just not use to it here.
In between all the shoveling and thawing of pipes (yes, our pipes also froze this week. It’s been nothing but fun around here, I tell you), I’ve been working on a few custom pieces, some wholesale work and trying out some new color and design combinations. I also managed to get the kiln loaded and fired twice without losing power, so that was nice.
From that firing came a new, beautiful mint green color for the Sweet Peas.
And a few pebble cups with a satiny finish and new color- black!
Now if my little car cooperates, I’m off to the post office and looking forward to a few days without any shoveling.
Happy new year everyone! There’s been lots of celebrating around these parts over the last couple of weeks. Family and friends, cocktails and chocolate and of course, long leisurely breakfasts with lots of homemade toast.
Also some much needed napping. But now it’s January which means that it is time to get back into the swing of things, starting with a thorough cleaning of the studio. I’ve decided to discontinue some of my design/color combinations, so several pieces in my etsy shop have been marked down up to 50%. And after months of marathon throwing and firing, I’ve accumulated a few “seconds” which I’ll be listing over the next couple of days.
Cheers to a fresh start and a happy, healthy 2011. Now I’m off to coax a very sleepy pooch off of my bed.