Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Is There Still Anyone Out There?

So I mostly use a tablet these days, but when I use the computer my blog pops up as a start up tab.  And I am reminded that I have not posted in WAY too long.  I have entered the Instagram world like so many other people.  That is so much easier.  Instant gratification, and I can post when I am in the middle of DOING.  That way there is no, "hmmm, I should post about this on my blog..."and then it never happens.

So look for me there as Anna Branner's Cloth n Clay (@wooliewoman)

Meanwhile I have been keeping busy.  I am still lacking in the motivation department.  Ever since my Dad died (wow, more then 2 years ago now) followed by Layla, my furry studio companion, it seems my energy is not as focused as it should be.  Still working on that.   Working in the garden helps...  I had two Spring shows and have another coming up this Saturday.  That is very busy for me!  And a good thing, since having a goal that needs to be met is definitely a motivator!

This Saturday is the Sophia Street Pottery Throwdown, Fredericksburg's first all pottery show.  We hope that this will be an annual thing.  Come see us Saturday, in front of Sophia Street Studios, from 10-5.  20 Virginia potters, most from our little talented town, but a few from away as well.

Meanwhile here is what I have been working on!

Potters call loading the kiln "tetris" like the game.  This is a glaze firing so nothing can touch!  My kiln is a top loader.  So you build the shelves from the bottom up as you load.

Hope I see some of you this Saturday!  And for all of you that are not local, I hope to load some pots into the ol' Etsy shop in the next week or two!



Tracey Broome said...

Get motivated, I have a shop to fill lol
I too have moved over to instagram and really like the format. Sometimes I do have a mind to purge, so the blog is nice for that. I always love reading the blogs of my pals too

cookingwithgas said...

I'm still here. I think your sheep better come over and pick up my sheep for a party night!

Anna M. Branner said...

Thanks Meredith and Tracey!

Anna said...

good luck with the Throwdown - I guess the name comes from the English TV show? I have only just put your blog and your Instagram feed together with who you are... funny world we live in these days... love those colours in your weaving... see you over on Instagram @potterybyanna

Anna M. Branner said...

Hi Anna! I asked that very question about the name. One of the organizers said no when I asked. We get the baking show here, but not the pottery one. So no one would have "got it". I was able to watch a few episodes on You Tube. I know some potters are pretty critical about it, but I enjoyed the ones I watched (which I admit also included some eye rolling and snorts on my part...! My brothers yell at sports on tv so why not?)