Monday, September 30, 2013

One Down and One to Go

Back from a successful weekend! The weather was great. A little overcast and cool on Saturday and cool then blue skies and sunny on Sunday. What more could you ask for?

Next?  One more glaze firing and Fall Fiber Festival.  Luckily my back is feeling pretty darn good...and I have another massage at 11 today. :)

Thursday, September 26, 2013


All packed up!  I'm scaring myself...I feel so organized.  

Last Friday my back decided to act up again.  I was a little concerned but decided to just do all I could do to fix it.  I had (have) enough pots for both the upcoming shows so I only needed to do a couple of firings...In the last 6 days I have gone to my massage therapist twice and the chiropractor twice.  I've been SO good about avoiding too much lifting.  I even set each empty bin in the back of my truck and loaded it there and slid it into place. Tomorrow my wonderful friend Linda is going along with me to set up at the festival and help with the heavy lifting.  I've never set up the day before the weekend before.  It sure will make Saturday morning that much easier!

So if you are coming to the Shenandoah Fiber Festival in Berryville this weekend look for me!  I'm booth number 12 in the Lion's Pavillion.  The weather is going to be fantastic!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

And Weaving!

I am regrettably low on "affordable" handwoven goods.  That means kitchen towels.  I have six made (but not washed or hemmed....) and 6 more on my small loom.  

This is number 4.

Here you can see the 3 I have finished!

Gotta get crackin'!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


It makes me SO HAPPY when an entire kiln load turns out so perfectly. (Well, except for one mug whose slip cracked a bit in the bottom....)

These pots are all being set aside for "Coterie" in Sperryville.  Hopefully the proprietor will be coming by this week to choose what she wants for her shop....

I love this one.  I can't decide if I will hang on to it for the festivals or send it on it's way.....

This picture is a bit dark but I made this at the time that I made all the mugs with the buff clay and just now got around to glazing it.  It too ranks up there as one of my favorites.

Now off to walk Layla and then back to the studio!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Counting Down!

I'm determined to have all the sloppy wet work done by the end of this week.  That will give me two weeks to slip, decorate and double fire the work to be ready for Shenandoah Fiber Festival weekend.  I can manage to fire a bisque and 1 glaze between Shenandoah....and Fall Fiber Festival.  Working, working, working......

Greenware.  These need to be glaze fired by the end of next week for the gallery in Sperryville....

Some finished work.....

(If you don't already know, goats LOVE climbing things...)


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Because it isn't ALL about sheep

In the midst of my mad throwing for the two Fiber Festivals coming up, I got an email from a new gallery in Sperryville VA asking if I would be interested in showing my work there.  They are getting ready for the annual Farm Tour in Rappahannock of course (!?) Despite the fact that I need the pots in LESS THEN THREE WEEKS I said yes.

So in between sheep and alpaca and goats....I am trying to take a break and do a cow or two!

What do you think?