Got a bit of work done this morning! I’m doing a bunch of stuff that will need to be assembled tomorrow; some little flower bowls that will get holes poked through the bottom and some olive oil jars for assembling.
I was going to crank out some small mugs this afternoon but I’m really enjoying trying to make spouts so I might look at making a few teapots! Gotta figure out what style of teapot to make first…
Holy crap. I just might be buying a kiln. Is this really happening?
For the longest time I’ve been talking about how I need a kiln to make my business actually profitable. My in-laws kind of shrugged it off as something for the future, maybe after I get a real job and make a bit more money. Their attitude was that, for now, renting someone else’s kiln seemed to be working.
Then I happened to mention to them the other day how much I spent last year (after doing my taxes) to rent a kiln… it was almost the price of a new kiln. To my amazement, as soon as I gave them the numbers, they told me to buy my own kiln.
Not that I need their permission, but my husband really respects their financial advice. As soon as they said that he was also on board 100% (where before I think he was a hesitant 80% to spend that amount of money).
So a shopping I will go (good old line of credit is going to get a workout).
can someone take a look at my artist statement and tell me what you think? it’s here below the cut:
The first paragraph reads great to me, then the second paragraph becomes a little confusing. Maybe condense the second paragraph to be about how you create texture (using various methods) because you want the handling of your work to be an experience.
It seems like your statement would naturally read in 3 paragraphs about; illustration, texture, and a short one on the creative process.
An hour this morning and I’m getting back into it!
I decided to start simple with some small bowls, as I haven’t thrown since November. My inspiration was this little, rustic bowl from Japan that I’ve been using a lot for cooking. I want to try to stick to more rustic designs this year.
My problem is that I have so many ideas of things that I want to make, it’s hard to start out with a full day of making bowls!
One view of the main pottery studio. Work bench on the right for wedging, wheel by the window. A drop sink is across the hall in the laundry room. There’s a cement area that used to have a fireplace (out of view) that would be PERFECT for a kiln…. some day, sigh.
Moving up in the world from the rotten garden shed I was working in last summer!