Friday, November 26, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Been busy with various tasks in the studio lately. Organizing for the handbuilding class that I am teaching (first time teaching such a class = lots of prep work). Work on community projects such as the one in the previous post, and a new one which will involve facilitating the making of memorial plaques for a church garden in the area.
And then there is my own work - two streams (currently doing lots of glaze testing for both) - the involved and resolved vessels which I intend to make before the year is out (very little progress so far) and the bits and pieces that I am generally making for other people. I've got requests from friends to fulfill as well as working towards a market at the beginning of December.
This will be my first market, not school related. I'm considering it a bit of a "practice round" as I've picked one that won't necessarily be ideal as far as target audience goes, but it is ultra convenient and very casual for reduced stresses. The Fitzroy Market is a fairly new monthly market and it is located about a block from my house. It is meant to be a 'community market' and so there is a mish mash of stuff - plants, vintage clothes, garage sale types, jewelry, cards, handkerchiefs with hand painted little birds, fruit and veg, coffee, etc. Lately the majority of the stalls are second hand/vintage clothes. We shall see what happens! Here are some in progress slab-built plates. JB3 with underglazes.