Sunday, July 20, 2014

Four Years

has flown by.

It's hard to believe we have been making pots in Seagrove for four years. It was a good excuse to celebrate. I shook the dust out of the rugs, cleaned shelves and pots, and de-cobwebbed the gallery. It was looking quite spiffy by Friday afternoon.

By noon time Saturday, there was a steady stream of traffic. Jeff threw pots for anyone who wanted to watch, while I was carving ginkgo leaves on plates. Sales were not great, but better then the average Saturday at the end of July. The day ended with Jeff grilling burgers and dogs for a small group of friends who came over to help us celebrate. The weather was perfect and we were able to eat outside without getting eaten alive by mosquitoes.

This morning I am enjoying some quiet time with coffee and the sound of rain on the roof (boy do we need that rain). We don't open until noon today and I am not planning on doing any real work until then. I hope you enjoy your Sunday too.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Garden art

This nice big pot of Jeff's came out of the kiln this week. Doesn't it look wood fired? The glaze is his ash glaze that was applied with a sprayer. Unfortunately the bottom is cracked, but it sure makes a pretty garden pot, and no need to worry about it collecting water!
We had an interesting phone call this week from the town of Carey. Back in the spring we applied for their Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in August. They were supposed to notify you by the first of June if you were accepted. We hadn't heard so we assumed we didn't get in. The gist of the call was, "Are you still coming? We haven't received your booth fee." Evidently they had sent our acceptance via e-mail but we never received it. They re-sent the contract right away and now we have another show to do next month!

After a good night of rain the weather is MUCH cooler today. It will be a good day to do some gallery dusting and cleaning and then we have a group coming for lessons this afternoon. The day is going to fly by!