Friday, January 31, 2014

Get out-a town...

I am heading to Charlotte tomorrow morning for a workshop with Josh DeWeese. I haven't been to a workshop since going to NCECA in 2011. This one is put on by Carolina Claymatters Guild and will be held at Central Piedmont Community College. It's a full day tomorrow and a half day on Sunday. Jeff's niece lives in Mint Hill so I will stay with their family overnight. 

When I signed up for this workshop it seemed like it would be great timing, but of course we are now two days behind our firing schedule due to the freezing temps. Some it is our own fault for not pushing harder and forcing ourselves to stand outside, sand pots, and load the bisque kiln sooner. It will all work out in the end and I am trying not to stress about it.

 I finally got around to photographing some of the porcelain pots that were in the last firing. The cup with the stamped flowers sold in the first two hours it was on Etsy... posting it on facebook hastened the sale!

Next post should be some photos of the workshop. Have a great weekend!


  1. oh I need to get on the mailing list for Carolina Clay Matters to learn of their workshops, love the tea cup and the bowl have a great time looking forward to photos from the workshop

  2. One of the best workshops I've attended was when Clay Matters had Mark Hewitt come over.I'm sure you will have a good time.

  3. I've never taken a workshop with Josh, I'm really interested in your experience.

  4. Hope you have a good time at the workshop, and are able to forget the stress of meeting firing deadlines for a couple of days whilst you are away. I always seem to be chasing deadlines and getting behind with things, and I am not sure if there is a solution to that..., some jobs just take time to do, and mean that others get further behind! It is hard to know just how far to push oneself by extending working hours. I do get myself worn out with it all, and forget to look at the passing seasons through my studio window!!
    The snow around your place looks very pretty, and cold....

    Kind Thoughts, P

  5. Linda - how far are you from Charlotte? It may be worth it for you to join the guild. They do two workshops a year, one if very affordable for members ($60 this year) and the summer workshop is free.

  6. It's about two and a half hours, I may join the guild, maybe it's closer in Blairsville, I'll have to check the route, thanks, weather has warmed up a bit for a couple of days thank goodness

  7. Love the cup - enjoy the workshop. I haven't attended one in a while and am thinking that should be on my list of things to fit in this year. Have fun.


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