Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Painting for the auction

This was the painting I did earlier this year for the NC Pottery Center fundraiser. Life got rather complex for me about late spring so all the things I had planned to say or show on this blog remained silent. But that makes for lots of ideas and a backlog of images.........Not so bad, I suppose.
The teabowl is a Ruggles and Rankin (Rock Creek Pottery) that I bought during a visit to their place while taking a class at Penland. I use this teabowl so often that I have a chip on the edge now. Have to position your lips just so. But it makes the morning really special and brings back lots of good memories from that class well over 10 years ago.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Bag of Gold

As my sister would say, "The wind blew". That is our family code for a change of plans. I didn't intend to be picking up leaves but the wind blew and it was important to save these golden gifts that find their way into my pottery before they took flight to Mexico, or something like that. They'll spend the winter in the deep freeze, waiting to bring life to my trays and plates. Love how the yellow just pops out at you!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Llama Bowls

These Llama Bowls will have a new home at the Cleveland Co. Arts Council during their Holiday sale. I haven't made this style bowl in a while--usually that means 5 years or more.........It was fun adding the sculptural elements and trying to get a funky grouping of these curious creatures. Of course, they are offered separately but you can keep the family together if you desire.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Life unexplained

I was looking for a photo of some llama bowls I had recently made to post to this and realized they were on the OTHER computer. This has been the operating mode recently. Many things are on the other device, which is not handy or with me at the time I want it. So eons of time is eaten up with looking for a file, checking the camera, checking the tool box, etc. Because this phenomena happens not only with technology, but with piles of papers, hidden tools, my favorite texturing rollers, etc. My husband would say it happens because I have too much stuff and it is not sufficiently organized. He is right. I'm hoping that the end is in sight soon. Recently I've been involved with a move of in-laws and the honing down of their possessions. It has made me look at the many things I surround myself with and the idea of what someone else might have to handle in the future. A jeweler friend of mine had a similar conversation with me at the beginning of the year. It involved her trying to find a home for some pottery that a dear deceased friend left and whose children didn't want it. She was saying that her daughter had different tastes and all the artwork the jeweler had collected over the years might have the same fate as this friend's pottery. All these beloved possessions that might not be appreciated by future generations. Sometimes it makes me think that big funeral pyres are in order. Or maybe just more trips to the consignment store or goodwill place while one is living. So my 4th quarter resolution is to get more organized and pare down some. Beginning with creating a better filing system for my images.