Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2015-05-24 - Sunday - More glazing bowls

Sunday I returned to Clayworks to continue glazing bowls. These bowls are the ones I've been having fun with, applying doodles and swipes with reckless abandon. It really is fun.


2015-05-23 - Saturday - Glazing and low country boil

Saturday I went to Clayworks and glazed a bunch of bowls... a bunch of bowls.

Later on it was time to go to our neighbors for a low country boil. Sheilah and Cam had quite a feast lined up for us. We were celebrating Cam's and Sam's birthdays and the celebration was in full swing with everyone enjoying some good food and fellowship.

Cam unloading the food.


Cam (the birthday boy) and Paulette.

Sam (the other birthday boy).

Blowing out the candles.

A Kodak moment.
Sheilah, Rhonda-Ann, Sam, and Cam.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

2015-05-20 - Wednesday - Two-piece pot

Wednesday I made a new two-piece pot and it's pretty casual. When it dries a bit I'll carve it a bit and give more personality.


2015-05-19 - Tuesday - More garlic --lots more

Tuesday I made more garlic pots. They are pretty popular and I enjoy making them. Let's see where they lead me.


Monday, June 22, 2015

2015-05-16 - Saturday - Garlic pots

Saturday I went to Clayworks and made a couple more garlic pots.


2015-05-14 - Thursday - Slipping

Thursday night I went to Clayworks and slipped some of the bowls I made. I will soon be putting graphic designs on these and glazing them. It's a multi-layer process.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

2015-05-13 - Wednesday - Stuff

Wednesday I was out in the yard for a few minutes with Binkley and documented a few things.

We have a volunteer pumpkin vine
coming up in the compost pile.

I'm beginning to think we planted
the hazelnuts too close together

Binkley is an old man but he's still full of life.

I found this insect on the van window molding
and have no idea what it is.

That night I went to Clayworks and threw some bowls.


2015-05-12 - Tuesday- Pots

Tuesday I slipped two pots that I made in April. These will get shino and various other surface treatments.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

2015-05-11 - Monday - Alex Matisse

Monday I went to the Bechtler Museum for the Alex Matisse talk. It was very well attended (the highest attended Modern Monday ever). I talked to many pottery friends while there. I know, it's hard to imagine that a bunch of pottery enthusiasts would go to hear Alex talk.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

2015-05-09 - Saturday - Stephanie's Graduation

Been a long time. Let's catch up.

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, Stephanie graduated from Western Carolina University.

It was glorious. We are very proud.

Stephanie is the first person in my family to get a college degree and it was the proudest day of my life. It was joyous. I teared up, but I had the biggest smile on my face that you can imagine.

Congratulations Stephanie! I'm sure you will continue to do great things.

Rich, Scott, and Karen.

Stephanie is in the purple and gold Batman hat.

On her way.




On her way up.

On the ramp.

On her way back.

"I did it!"

Very happy.

Brett and Stephanie.

Stephanie with her grandfather.


Jennifer and Stephanie.

Pop-pop was worn out.

Meredith and Stephanie.

Views off the deck.

More view.

Even more view.

Sunset view.