We just got back from our trip to Mississippi. I was able to have a showing of work at a very nice gallery in Hattiesburg and they have placed an order for pottery. My generous sister also had a "pottery party" at her house and invited her friends. It was fun and a great success and now I have lots of orders to work on.
During the 4 days we were there, we picked up my brother in law in Mobile, Ala., back from a 28 day rotation in the oil fields of the middle East, did the gallery thing in Hattiesburg, welcomed Jim's mom and dad, Rosie and Jack, who drove in from the Fla. coast to see us, set up for the pottery home show, went to an auction in the middle of nowhere (which equates to 45 minutes of hard driving on the back roads of Mississippi) and had a few hours at breakfast on Sunday to see my dad who had driven in from Baton Rouge, LA on Sat. night. He will be 72 and he is still working for a car dealership in LA about 3-4 days a week and commutes 2 and 1/2 hours to works. It was action packed to say the least.
Now it is back to the studio and classes and firings. I made out a list of work that I have to get done and laid out the materials so I can just start on it after my class tomorrow.
In my Monday class we have been exploring underglazes and will be working on slips, then trying out lusters and enamels. The enamels will be new for me and I haven't done much luster work in the last couple of years. Should be fun. Have some photos that I will upload of the home show work tomorrow, hopefully.