Archive for June, 2009
The Door County Trolley visited Plum Bottom and brought lots of friendly visitors for demonstrations and a tour! It was a lot of fun demonstrating for the folks visiting Door County from all over the place. After the demo I gave them a tour of the glaze room and kiln building. I had just finished firing a reduction kiln so they got to see the pots stacked up in the kiln – good timing. I’m not used to having so many people in my studio, but they all managed to just fit.
Today the alarm went off at 5am to get the kiln started in earnest, alas it was not to be. I finally rolled out of bed at 6am and got things rolling. I’m spending the morning catching up on my beloved Green Bay Packers and the news in the world – seems to be a lot going on these days, I suppose there always is – Iran in particular has caught my attention.
Today I will once again fire in oxidation. I will try to avoid the uneven kiln firing I had last time I tried an oxidation firing. I will also experiment again with slow cooling the kiln in hopes of producing more crystalline surfaces on the pots. The reduction firing I did last Thursday went well – I have a really nice group of pots for the Knock Magazine event Friday, hopefully the firing today will yield some more interesting work. After my next kiln adjustment I am going to escape over to the Jacksonport Bakery for a quick bite to eat. I highly recommend the Bakery for their outstanding breakfasts. I love spending Sunday morning there sipping on coffee, reading the paper and enjoying the sunshine.
It is my birthday today so I thought this was an appropriate breakfast for the day. It’s a beautiful day here, 70 degrees and sunny with just a light whisper of a lake breeze. I won’t be enjoying the sunshine as much as I would like to though as I will be inside glazing today, tomorrow and the next day! The KNOCK Magazine event here at Plum Bottom on Friday, June 26th is fast approaching and I want to have a new body of work out for the event. Here’s sneak peak at some of the sculptural porcelain pieces I am working on.
Yesterday I officailly lauched PlumBottomPottery.com. I’ve had some really great feedback. It’s also been really nice to reconnect with folks I haven’t seen for awhile. Thank you to everyone for leaving your comments and compliments. If you’re signed up for my mailing list I’ll shoot an email out when new work has been posted on the website(every six weeks or so.) Until then keep the comments coming and thank you again to everyone for your encouragment and support.