Sue has fired a lot of her blue/black pottery, getting it ready for the sale. Sue is firing a kiln a week and this coming week I will clean and decorate the gallery. The lady from the stump out back came in this week. Although the Adirondacks are very mild right now we’ve been having some freezing nights. Everybody thinks Whiteface Mountain won’t open by Thanksgiving and that would be shame. It really packs a lot of people into town when the mountain has snow for skiing. But even this week we are scheduled to have two days in the 60’s.
The teapot on the right is a new design Sue began last year and seems very popular, I’m seeing more and more work glazed like this.
Including these two cake pedestals.
This is a large bowl that Sue covered with different colors slips and then carved a design into it. It hasn’t been fired yet because she wants to do more work on it. She’ll fire it after the sale.
Here’s a carved vase that has colored slip laid in the lines and is fully fired. I really like this piece, would like to keep it, but……she won’t let me.
Last winter when I was making clay boxes for raku I experimented with carving and really enjoyed it. I found it very meditative because of the level of concentration.
I’m looking forward to working in clay again in a couple of months, this winter will be for oil painting, getting prints made of those oil paintings and working in clay. Perhaps some new towers, boxes and vases.
We just received some new photography work by Steve Auger.