Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All In A Days Work...

There hasn't been anything too exciting happening around here. Jeff and I have been busy with the usual production.


Sinks and pigs are continuing their popularity into 2018.


Late yesterday I finished this round of salt pigs, piggy banks, and big piggy banks. I think when all was said and done there was around forty. It seemed like it took forever to get them completed. Our studio has been very humid and I did a lot of shuffling them around, covering, and uncovering to get them to, and keep them at, a workable state.


We are enjoying some warm Spring like temps and the daffodils are blooming. No matter how many years I live in North Carolina, flowers in February will continue to amaze me!


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Progress

Time flies and I can't believe we have been working in this space for over two years. It's been difficult to manage getting our studio and gallery to where we want it to be and to continue making work to be able to pay the bills. Over the last six months we have bought new display shelving from IKEA, a little at a time. We would like to purchase two more shelf units and then we will move on to a vessel sink display, utilizing real cabinetry.
It all feels like baby steps!



Jeff and I have also been discussing what to do with the peeling paint on the trim and shutters on the outside of our home and studio. Scraping and painting seems daunting, and a task that has to be done every few years. Never mind the fact that most of it involves ladders and staging. Thankfully most of the house is brick! I am not a fan of plastic, but I am also not a fan of painting... I would love to be able to wrap the trim in vinyl and be done with it!
I think I better start making more piggy banks to pay for it.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sometimes it's the little things...

Jeff threw a mini pot on the wheel using our "505 Clay", dug in our own backyard. Ash glazed and fired to cone 10 in the gas kiln.


While taking the photo I noticed that it created a neat shadow on the wall behind it. I couldn't resist playing with it until I could get a decent shot.