Monday, November 23, 2009

I hung out with my son and mama today. So many tasks that are essential just to keep the day running that you find yourself really missin those times with the family. My wife and I are learning everyday the simple ways that keep us grounded. Rocket has been alot of fun. He's so addictive that he easily trumps my time to create for myself. Ana has been a trooper at work. She probably has the hardest job which is having to be away from her son for a majority of the day. It's all about adaptation. I use to work in the studio from 7-5 or 6. Now it's 6-1 in the morn. We have one more show in sewannnee tn before the end of the show season. I'm almost done making my packet to send off for workshop instructor positions. That has been a process. I love doing shows and selling my pots. I would love to break into the workshop avenue and begin teaching others the tricks and ideas that I am pursuing. My studio will be completely insulated tonite after my wife gets home and I will be back into create mode by tuesday. Talk more later


Monday, November 16, 2009

We had a good show run so far. Just got back from the foothills craft guild show and it was really surprising. Ana and I stopped doing the show because my work quickly was changing and probably edging my way out from a certain clientel. We hadn't been back in a few years and the respionse was great. I think I might of sold a mug or two and a tumbler but the rest were all show pieces. Alot of my new more riskier work left the shelves and now are with good families. It's all timing. I didn't have the caliber of work that these people were looking for 3 years ago. I would get caught giggiling int the booth because of were I was and the events that led me up to right now. Alot of struggles and growth that was much needed. We got to show off Rocket to our friends who had'nt seen us in awhile. The foothills guild really helped us get back on our feet when we had our studio fire. It was good to give back in a small way and give support. Heres the booth getup.

Monday, November 9, 2009

We got back from pottersfest last nite. had a great time and sold a bunch of pots. had ana start the kiln as I was heading back. It was really good to be with all clay artists, specially just to see what everyone was doing. Shimpo came and sponsored the clay olympics. Got to hang out with some old friends and sample some nc goodies as well as some homemade bourbon by friend Brant Barnes. It was good to breathe cool north carolina mtn air and sell my pots. It was really good to come home and see my family, rocket had a fun halloween. heres some of the new work that was at the show. Thanks to everyone whos been buying my pots and supportin us through everything.

Monday, November 2, 2009

good mornin, had a good productive weekend. finished glazing and startin to load the kiln for potters fest. lookin forward to the crisp smoky mtn air. We had a few trick or treaters also. next year I will be ready to really scare the h'/;.ll out of some kids...just kiddin? Our leaves are really nice right now and we got some good family candid shots just hangin out. I will post them when ana shows me how to download pics. anyway rocket and i are enjoying the monday mornin listening to a little a waylon and sittin in the sun comin through the windows. glad to have the life I have.