After finally managing to read through the papers describing in great detail the Japanese Tea Ceremony (and I will say it did take a very long time!), I will never feel quite the same when I pour the boiling water over my tea bags or pop it into the micro wave. Such a wonderful world we share--many thanks.
I have just returned from visiting your exhibit at Thayer. I am a fortunate one who lives only a twenty minute drive away and had been looking forward to it. I have not words to describe it--I went by myself and was the only one in the gallery ( it was around noon) which made it perfect. All I had to do is look and absorb for as long as I chose -- all these beautiful jewels -- the gold lining sure surprised me! So many looked as though you had just plucked them from the earth as they were growing there! Thank you for the once in a lifetime opportunity.
I liked it at first but then handles would crack where they were joined, round bowls would come out oval, but the most annoying was pieces of the foot ring or flat bottom would stick to the shelf--all during the glaze firing. Did not stay with that long! I very much like Laguna #55. I have used it often over the years and is the only one I use now. I like using a clay that I don't have to be fussing with...but I always make sure it is very dry....the extra time is so worth it. Ginny
my work space is in my cellar and for 25 years i have been using buckets to bring water down from my kitchen and back outdoors to dump it. i find i use very little water to throw and do not mix glazes in more than five gallon amounts. i am not a "production" potter, but do make enough for a few craft sales which clear my shelves and make room for more. a few years ago i had a web site ready to go but after giving it much thought, decided i would really hate taking orders and shipping. guess i work at a different pace than many and really enjoy the customers.
best of luck in your new endeavor and remember to make that which you enjoy--i found nothing is worse than trying to make what somebody else wants....takes away all the pleasure. sincerely ginny
Everything but plates (I really do not like to make them). They are odds and ends from my whole 30 years of potting--newer ones are nicer but old ones are like old friends. I also use all the pots I buy from travels and craft shows--none sit idle. Nothing matches but all work together.
I agree with Chris--it is fun to interact with the visitors to the craft sales and to see someone pick up and admire one of your pieces and then decide to purchase it. Also you only have to make as much as you feel like and the things you enjoy making. Best of luck--Ginny
I have some pieces of lead type saved from when my Dad had a one-man printing business in our home. He set all his type by hand--this was 75 years ago and he had learned from his father when he was young. I have my two initials and a small design that I just press into the clay when I finish trimming. It always brings back good memories and keeps him part of my life.