Monday, January 16, 2012

January 15 - Pots, bowls, and good friends

Sunday I made two more craggy crunch pots and six more bowls for Second Harvest Food Bank Empty Bowls.  The studio was crowded and I got to see a lot of friends while working on my pots.

Later, we met some friends at Buca di Beppo for a great dinner and some overdue catching up.  We all ate more than we needed to, and then Meredith ordered a "colossal brownie sundae".  Although several of us had some of it, we still left some in the bowl.


January 14 - More new work

I made three pots on Saturday, these two and one I gave to Becky to be decorated with her cave art.  I think it's been way too long since she's done any cave art so I hope the new pot helps her find her inspiration again.

These pots are made of craggy crunch and are becoming very traditional shapes.  I don't want to get too mired in the same old shapes so I hope to be diverging from these forms soon.  I have some ideas for new work that I am still thinking through.  Stay tuned.


January 11 - Pots

Wednesday I trimmed my first batch of bowls, threw some more, and made some pots.  So much to do, so little time.


January 8 - Making empty bowls

I started making empty bowls for the Second Harvest Food Bank Empty Bowls event.  It's coming up on March 1st and we are making ~300 bowls for Clayworks' contribution.

Let the bowls begin!


December 31 - New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve we had a great dinner at Scott's house.  The table was elegantly set and we had a sort of tapas dinner with all types of good food.  I didn't get any pictures while we were eating since I was way too busy eating the delicious food.


December 28 - The Perk

The Perk is a small place in Perkasie, PA that we love to go to during our visits.  The place is always jammed and it's no wonder since the food is amazing and quite reasonably priced.  One of the things I always look forward to getting when we're there is the delicious onion soup.  It's hard to beat.

Of course, the best part about going to the Perk is that we all go together as a family.  It's always good food, good company, and good times --what the holidays are all about.

It tastes just as good as it looks!

Eleven of us at a long table.


December 25 - Christmas!

Christmas morning we opened gifts and took a much-appreciated day off.  It was nice to have the family together again since Stephanie came home from school for the holidays.  We lounged around all day and had a nice dinner before getting ready to head to PA the next day.


December 24 - Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve afternoon I went to the studio to trim my yunomi.  Clayworks was pretty empty, even for Christmas Eve and I got them finished pretty quickly.

After that I went home and moved some of the huge mulch pile in the front yard from our recent tree trimming, but there's still a lot to move.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

December 22 - Federal Bureau of Rock and Roll

My friend Jim and I went to the Double Door Inn to attend the 38th anniversary party which featured a reunion of the Federal Bureau of Rock and Roll.  FBR&R were a staple in Charlotte in the eighties and I was there at the DDI most Sunday nights listening to them.

It was nice to see them still hitting all the notes and having as much fun as ever.

My buddy Jim.

Michael Federal.

Lenny Federal.

Their Mom.

The stage without the zoom.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

December 21 - Birds

I caught some birds trespassing in the yard and thought I'd take some photos to give to the police.  I couldn't believe it, they acted like they owned the place.  They were pecking holes in our trees and eating our bugs.  Some of them were hopping about the yard flipping leaves over and eating bugs.  These birds were eating all of our bugs. 

The nerve.