The husband and I are leaving on an impromptu trip to the north woods for a little r and r. The radio mentioned record snowfalls in the Duluth / Superior area and we figured we should go check it out! Lake Superior is stunning in…
Month: December 2008
Today is the last day I will be accepting pottery orders* for holiday shipping. I make each order after they are placed online. The throwing, trimming, painting and carving takes a few days to complete. Then there is are a few days of firing too. The boxes will be shipped later this week and, fingers crossed, should be in hand before Christmas. I’m planning on making a few “extras” – but just a few. Any orders placed later this week will be made after Christmas. So, if you have been thinking about ordering but have been sitting on your hands . . . go order.
* The clay pendants are exempt – as they are all finished and ready to ship. Friday is the last day to guarantee shipping in time for Christmas!
The week before a show is crazy ’round here. I’m hard at work making the last minute pots and juggling the kilns. Mr Lanners springs into action and helps in the studio and makes sure I’m properly fed and watered. As I’ve been busy preparing for three shows this week, I thought I’d show you a photo, or two from the studio. On the left is my table – messy, messy. I blend commercial and homemade colors to make the pigments for my work. I love the process and can’t help mixing new ones. Consequently I have a vast collection of yogurt containers and each color has a “flavor” associated with it.
The picture on the right is of a glaze kiln all loaded and ready to start. This kiln is full to the brim – perhaps an inch to spare in some spots a few millimeters! This time of year I love the busy kiln schedule as the residual heat from the 2200 degree firings make the studio toasty warm.