Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday - Latest work

Several friends have mentioned lately that I only post pictures of unfinished pieces, so here are some finished ones.  Most of these are from the last gas firing I was involved in at the old building.  We are currently on hiatus at Clayworks because we are moving to a new building.  You can read more about that here.

I can't wait to get back to making pots.  Clayworks starts up again on July 5th and I'll be waiting at the door when it opens.

8" pot.

3.5" yunomi.

4.25" vase.

7" raku frog pot.

12" broken vessel Japan tribute (front).


12" broken vessel Japan tribute
(I used a bright light to show the water detail.)

Same pot without the harsh lighting.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday - terra4m meeting

Wednesday terra4m came together for a meeting at Meskerem Ethiopian restaurant.

It was a good meeting.  We covered several topics about the upcoming sale on Saturday, June 18, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at 7305 Oakwood Lane.  (Shameless plug, eh?)

The food was wonderful and the company was too.

Kim, Becky, and Elaine (not pictured).

The food (or what's left of it!).


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sunday - Day after graduation

After a big Saturday, Sunday was a lot of packing and goodbyes.  My in-laws all had to leave Sunday since the kids are still in school up north.  My parents are staying until Monday (they've been out of school for a long time now.  :8^).

It's so nice to be surrounded by family on important occasions.  It's hectic and crazy and noisy with a house full of people, but after everyone left it was as quite as a crypt.

Back to what passes for a routine around here...

Rented SUV to drive here.

The Batman bouncy house is lonely.

Mom and Dad's house.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Saturday - Graduation day

Crazy day.  All things considered, it all went off without too many deviations.  Just stay flexible and things usually work out for the best.

Breakfast for thirteen.

Justin likes bagels.

Danish anyone?

Sydney, the puppy.

The coliseum before graduation ceremony.

The crew.

The diplomas.

Enter the graduates.

There's Stephanie!


Up the steps...

onto the stage...

Shake hands with the principal.

On to Ruth's Chris.


... cousins...


Mom and Dad.

The Batman moon bounce!

Bouncing cousins.

One cake...

two cake!
(Neither one did I make!)

The Batman shorts.
The End.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Friday - Family trickling in

Family started arriving Friday for Stephanie's graduation and celebration.  My parents and my father-in-law and nephew were here.  The rest of the in-laws were driving down from PA in a rented SUV, but my father-in-law and nephew flew so they didn't have to sit in the car for nine or ten hours.  The SUV pulled in at about 12:30 am on Saturday with a carload of people and my brother-in-law's one and a half year old great dane puppy.

Tomorrow will be a crazy day:
  1. Thirteen people have to figure out a shower schedule
  2. Have a continental breakfast
  3. Get to the coliseum by 10:15 am for an 11:00 am graduation ceremony
  4. Back to the house for a quick lunch
  5. Be at the photography studio by 2:00 pm for family portraits
  6. Keep a 5:00 pm reservation at the restaurant
  7. Be back at the house by 7:00 pm for cake with other relatives and watch the cousins use the Batman moon bounce.
 Got that?  There will be a quiz on it later.

Dad in the kitchen.

Mom and John.