This season is winding down for us, I can hardly believe that was summer, it went so fast it seems. In the spring I had several building projects
I had to replace the steps to the gallery after 20 years, and then we re-did the garden just to the right of them, by taking out all the day lilies that were there. Laid in some new gravel and just spiffed the front up a little. The other project was putting knotty pine into our breezeway that connects the office and house. The breezeway was once part of our first gallery space. The idea here was to put on a retrospective show of our work over the last 30 years. But with Mom’s passing there was no time or desire to put the show together then and now I think we will have a small opening in the gallery this autumn and show some of our earlier work.
Sue fired lots of new raku pieces this year.
One of Sue’s more popular designs this year has been the leaf design. I love the leave handles on the side and on the lid. Sue also did five dinnerware sets over the winter and spring. One was for 60 pieces in the leaf design but in blue and it look fabulous when it was done.
Sue experimented with lots of new techniques this year, one was applying different colored slips and then carving into the bowl, like this one.
This is the silk display in the gallery. Back in the spring I took on painting on silk and really enjoyed the process, I created about 50 scarves for the gallery, and they have been selling very well.
Sue has been very busy with making pottery, special orders and wholesale orders. I have more time on my hands these days and I am making plans to get very busy creatively over the next couple of months. First I still have some building projects to tackle before the winter settles in. When you live in the north country you have think several months in front of yourself if you want to be warm and comfy come the new season.