Friday, July 10, 2009


Hey everyone, come visit me at the Big Crafty in Asheville, NC this weekend. We'll be leaving real soon (in our rental Kia Sportage) to check out the town for the first time:) If your in the area make sure to stop by and check out our tent. It's Sunday from 12-6 at the Asheville Art Museum.If you can't make it don't worry, I'll be listing whatever I take back home next week in my etsy shop!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wiped out.

Yesterday everything caught up with me and I wound up doing zero studio work and more or less sleeping on the couch all day. It actually made me feel better. Today I got up, called the car company, called for a rental car and got things moving on the whole car repair front. It took 3 trips to enterprise and many phone call from one branch to another to finally get us a car that will hopefully fit all of our stuff for the upcoming trip to North Carolina. Michael is thrilled with the "new car" and has taken it on his errands leaving me with his old Honda. It's his birthday so I'll let him have his fun. I have another bisque going right now so hopefully after this weekend I'll finally be able to put some new work in the etsy shop. Until then here is another pic from the last batch.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Back to reality.

We are back from NJ, we were in Ramsey for the Woodstock weekend, an event my brother helped organize. He had asked us to set up our booths for the show on Saturday and we gladly agreed since we don't really have any shows we normally do on 4th of July weekend. The concert was great and we had prime seats for the fireworks which was really nice. I felt a little disorganized since we couldn't fit all of our normal display into Michael's Honda, including the tent, and I felt like the set up was not up to our normal standards. I did get to hang out with my family for a day or so and see my niece and nephew. This morning it's back to reality. I have to take my car in to get an estimate of damage and hopefully a rental car. We need to get a car that's the same size as my Vibe and will fit all of our stuff since this time we're driving to Ashville for a show this weekend. I'm hoping to not have to argue with the insurance company (hers not mine) over this. This whole situation is costing me much needed time in the studio. Anyway, here are some pictures of a new sushi set I took out of the last firing. I think I really like the addition of the stain on some of the other pieces. I just wish I had a good recipe for a clear satin glaze that fires to cone 03. Anyone have a recipe they could share? Does such a glaze exist?