Tuesday, June 23, 2009

day three.

Did a little glazing and fired a kiln...fired a bisque yesterday.
Sending a 'face vase' off to it's new owner tomorrow.
Gotta get in the studio and make something tomorrow...think it will be salt'n pepper.

I purchased some pine board to construct a new dispaly that is lighter than the old one...put together like an Arts and Craft shelf I have in the PineRoom...with pegs. This is just an experiment...hope it works so that I can ditch the heavy (but nice looking) display. Also bought blue stain to mix with the Pecan...to stain the shelving.

Talked to HiddenGlen (MS) about moving up the waitlist. Also called and emailed ThePlazaArtFAir (KBL) about being available to do the show should there be any openings.

I need to call Strecker/Nelson about my images. UGH! I should've left price points and more resume.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

day two.

another day...another pot.
I just finished three b0ne guys and made another 0ne with something called a 'glimmer stencil'(?) I purchased at Archiver's. I like them...I think I will also use them as masks for spraying glaze or Riox. or stain.
I keep thinking about the wall on the Chinese temple at the Nelson...old paint worn off of a stone surface...a beautiful patina...ancient...peaceful...enduring.

Friday, June 19, 2009

day one.

Like most bloggers, I have begun this blog to let viewers know what I am doing in the studio.

I have a had a successful start to my art fair season...
won two awards in two shows.

  • Laumeier Art Fair...St. Louis...Award of Excellence...I guess that is Best of Show...one of 5.

  • Smoky Hill River Festival...Salina...Purchase award...money for a piece that will be part of the collection of the Salina Arts Council. Linda Ganstrom was one of the jurors and THAT is exciting in itself. She kept telling me that my pieces were wonderful. She even signed my email list. It was a good day!

I get to return to each show without jurying. I feel like I am moving in the right direction...making the work *I* like to make is paying off.