Monday, August 28, 2017

2017-08-01 - Tuesday - Face mugs (mouths)

Tuesday I put lips on some of those blank mugs. It's a starting point.

Stay tuned.


2017-07-30 - Sunday - Face mugs

Sunday I made some mug "blanks" for putting faces on later. I hope to enter some face mugs in the Cups in Common show at Clayworks, but only if I can get them fired before the deadline.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

2017-07-26 - Wednesday - Mugs

Wednesday I started some new mugs. I need to make more and some tea bowls too.

I also need to get those tumblers done.


2017-07-24 - Monday - Raku class

Clayworks is offering a raku class on Monday nights this summer.

Monday I was there for a firing. Raku firing is always a fun dance and very dramatic images: red-hot pots, open flames, clouds of smoke... you get the idea.


Saturday, August 26, 2017

2017-07-23 - Sunday - Tumblers and face pot

I am working on a commission for tumblers and they will be made to precise measurements. I made six (that weren't quite to spec) and after that exacting work, had to break out with a little fun.


2017-07-22 - Saturday - Fortune

Words to live by or why try?



Friday, August 25, 2017

2017-07-21 - Friday - Toad

Late Thursday night when I left my customer's office I saw several tiny toads on the front sidewalk.

Friday morning I found one in the office and took it outside.

Cute little guy.


2017-07-20 - Thursday - Lumberton fortune

Thursday I was working in Lumberton. For supper I went to the Shogun Buffet and got this fortune.

It's true.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

2017-07-17 - Monday - Butterflies and pottery

Monday it was time to leave Sylva, after a nice breakfast.

Before leaving, I noticed this dish on the coffee table in Eva's cabin. It's an interesting piece with an interesting surface.

Every time we left the cabins we encountered groups of butterflies on the driveway. They were so involved I had to get out and shoo them away with my foot to make them move.

I thought they were mating, but a friend on Facebook told me they were licking minerals from the ground.

Here's one of the labels on the water bottles from the wedding. Karen ordered a bunch of them.


2017-07-16 - Sunday - Biltmore House

Sunday we took friends and family to the Biltmore House. We toured the whole house, had lunch in the restaurant, and had a wine tasting. It was another good day.

The house.

The grounds.

The drain spouts.

Another drain spout.

The whole front.

The view from the front.

By the way, here are the signs Leo made for the reception yesterday.
These helped guide guests to the reception.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

2017-07-15 - Saturday - Wedding Day!

What a wonderful day! The wedding reception was amazing and I'm pretty sure everyone had a great time.

We were worried about the weather being too hot, but it rained for about an hour in the middle of the day which cooled things off nicely.

Stephanie and Brett got their marriage off to a great start on Saturday.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

2017-07-14 - Friday - Wedding preparations

Friday we set up the Vintage Barn for Stephanie and Brett's wedding. It came together great with the leadership of Kimberly, the wedding planner. She really outdid herself.


Monday, August 21, 2017

2017-07-11 - Tuesday - Bottles

Tuesday night I made some more bottles using riverside grit. I haven't used this clay in ages and it throws pretty nicely.


2017-07-04 - Tuesday - Beer and fireworks

Tuesday we went to Sonny's and then down to the park in our neighborhood to watch people shoot off fireworks. It's always quite a show. Unfortunately the phone doesn't catch the explosions as well as the regular camera, but I like some of the effects.

Olde Mecklenburg Copper rings.