Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rossini Festival

Seems like spring is almost here and then there are days like today. But I have the mowers up and running so it cannot be too far off. Quick note today, try to write more over the weekend. Alison and Lindley will be at the Rossini Festival Italian Street Fair next Saturday (April 9). They block off Gay Street in downtown Knoxville and use it and Market Square. Music, food, arts and crafts. She will have her soaps and things and a good amount of pots. Booth # 36, next to the stage featuring pianists, in the middle of it all. Stop by if you can.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Views of the Shop

Spent last week cooking and cleaning. The girls were home for Spring Break and brought two friends who could not travel to their homes, so four college girls for a week. We had a very nice time, took a trip to Cades Cove, but it really gets quiet when they are gone
Here is how the new shop is beginning to shape up.

Still have a few things to build, but it is going the right way. Got the plate rails made, so the slip trailed plates are up with a pair of wood fired stamped ones.

Spring is here and here we go. Still hope to fire refurbished woodkiln in late April. Also we will be doing the Rossini Festival "Italian Street Fair" in Knoxville on April 9. Alison and Lindley will be there with soaps and pots, so stop by.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Table Full O' Platters

Got everything fired in the last week. All the new stuff, and all that old stuff that sits in corners until there are not any more corners, or any room anywhere until you realize your spacious studio is a pathway between buckets, boxes and green ware. So bisque it, fire it, and either it makes the shop or it makes the dumpster go boom. Now its time to fill the shelves with this years work and remember that the wood kiln is coming up soon.

These are some 16" platters that I sliptrail. Always enjoy making them. They will make the shop look good, and offer a higher price point.

Weather has really come around, so if you are in Gatlinburg, stop by. Getting ready for the girls to be home or spring break, so I guess its back the the grill!