Wednesday, March 6, 2013

February 28 - Thursday Empty Bowls and Glazing

Thursday was the 13th Annual Empty Bowls event for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.  It's the event that all our furious bowl-making leads up to.  It culminates in a large crowd of people lining up to come in and choose a bowl, take part in a silent auction, and have lunch.  It's a wonderful time.  Everything is donated so Second Harvest receives the proceeds to continue their important mission.  It's amazing how many pounds of food they distribute to people that need it, and there are more people right now that need it than ever.

Kimberly and I demoed in the lobby and talked to folks about Clayworks.  I'm pleased to report that there was a lot of interest.  Several people stopped by at the wheel and told me that they chose one of my bowls, which made me feel good.  It's always nice to know people enjoy your work.

It's almost time to get started making for next year.  I have some ideas for new glazes combinations...

Choices and choices.

Kimberly making and watching.

Thursday evening, it was back to Clayworks to glaze some pots for the wood kiln firing with Hal and Corine at Dedmond Pottery.  Once again, I was trying some new ideas (go figure!).  I spoke with Greg and he was kind enough to give me some new directions to explore.  We shall see what emerges.

On of our high-tech spray booth.

All those beer bottles don't get recycled by the county.
Some get recycled on my pots.

First coat done, second coat to be applied in Lawndale.


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