Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Nature and drugs

My pharmacy had these lovely leaves to say howdy when I was visiting there today.
I've been paying more for some of my drugs than I needed to, so the pharmacist is helping me get prices in line. 

And as I turned onto Montreat Rd, I was reminded how these trees are also giving beauty to the neighborhood.

I hope you've found something to delight you in nature today also.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Ready, set, go...

Let's see, make 4 mugs today...not a big goal, but should take my 3 hours of  open studio time.


Throw the cylinders on bats, set aside to firm up to leather hard. (Some days this takes over night)

Pull some handles, usually a couple of extras, and set them aside to firm up (but not become leather hard.)

Trim the bottoms of the mugs, (usually a next day job.)

Tomorrow, attach the handles. Note, if I have to wait over night I cover the handles with plastic so they stay flexible.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Grateful sales

I'm glad that i took this photo before the market started.  I sold four of the pots that are depicted here.  Yay me.  I'm so grateful that people in Black Mountain purchase pottery!  Yay them!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Last Tailgate market 2014

(Well, there's still the Holiday Market on Sat. Nov 22, 10-1...which will have many of the same vendors and be in the same place!)

Just so you don't slosh your drink while trying to admire your ladybug, there's an overhanging leaf that comes inside these mugs (and a few that go to the bottom as well!)

Terry Gess from Clay Club

Thanks to John Britt for filming Terry's demo at Odyssey last month at the Clay Club meeting

Here is a short demo about making spouts (like you put on a tea pot!)

Terry Gess of Haywood Comm. College

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cathy Babula

Sunshine on Cathy's bowls, which kind of washes out the gorgeous combination of glazes.

These are obviously not professional photos but candid shots during the Tailgate market.  Some of these pots sold last week, but there may still be a couple left, as well as new ones to see.  Cathy works in her own studio.