Friday, August 15, 2008


I am psyched about a lot of things right now.

I have signed up for the Fall session at Clayworks.

I am going to a Peter Rose workshop on Saturday at the Arts Council of York County with a bunch of my friends from Clayworks.

I am looking forward to Barrel Firing #3 (BF#3) on Sunday.

I have more work right now than I can handle (but I'll find a way).

In preparation for Barrel Firing #3 (or Son of Son of Barrel Firing) I made two pinched pots. The one on the left is decorated with my parking lot sigillata. Yep, that's the GREEN stuff on the pot. I have no idea how it's going to turn out, but that's what makes it exciting. The pot on the right is just burnished with the back of a plastic spoon.

I bisqued them to cone 010 last night and am waiting until tomorrow to open the kiln. I am anxious to see how the terra sig came out in the bisque. These are going to be fun in the barrel.

I also threw in the <insert large number here> stamps I made a few weeks ago. I was worried about firing the stamps to 010, but my friend Dave Timm (who has way more experience) assured me it would be fine. Thanks Dave! Those stamps will be fun to experiment with in the Fall in my class at Clayworks. Did I mention I signed up for class at Clayworks?


Ron said...

Peter's workshop will be great. He's got a great sense of humor.
Who's class are you taking this fall??

Becky said...

Parking lot terra sig! Can't wait to see it! BF#3! Can't wait to start that fire! Fall classes at Clayworks! Can't wait to pester Ron about his recent dumpster diving!
Tomorrows workshop with Peter Rose!!! Don't have to wait much longer. Less than 12 hours from now it's underway!!!!

Wow! Life is good, yes?

jbf said...

Thanks, I'm looking forward to my first workshop. I've been a "Wednesday night snob" for a long time now, but I often show up other nights as well. I will probably visit your class at some point --if you have room.

Ditto on all points.

BTW, I got to embarrass Ron today about the dumpster story. He saw me in Shelby talking to my customer there and stopped in. I introduced Ron as "the potter that was in the dumpster" and we had a good laugh. :^)

Life is g --no, there has to be a better word than "good". (In my best Tony The Tiger voice) "It's GRRREEEAATTT!" Yes.