This week I made a few quick pocket vases with hope that spring is just around the corner…
Snow Day! It is a little silly to be having a snowy morning in mid March but why not make the best of it. I got a new phone recently with a great built in camera, but my trusty standard camera is giving me a few fits, so these photo’s are all a bit of a test. I busted out my gradated background this morning to try out the resolution and contrast on my new phone with mixed results. I need to figure out how to make it all less… “grainy”? It is a work in progress, but I am confident I can keep making improvements. It is a weird area that some show’s still want the professional black to white background photos, while some shows want more “personal” photo’s of you work, with a bit more personality and uniqueness. Then add on top of that photo’s for selling work online and… well it gets a big daunting! Here are just a few photo’s of what I have been up to lately as well as a few photos I took this morning with my phone and the background.
Also new are these business cards I have been working on the last few snowy weeks. Hopefully they will arrive in the next few days.
During the winter at LibertyTown almost all time to spend making pottery is spent making, glazing and donating bowls to EmptyBowls. It is a great event and a very worth while cause, but it doesn’t leave much time for making other things in January. What I have been working on aside from bowls have been vases.
And some vase/flower brick hybrids for fun:
I will post more images once they are through the glaze firings. For the rest of the week though, I am taking some time to throw mugs that are just for me and just for fun, mostly tests… without the pressure of donating them or selling them
This fall has FLOWN by! We are in the middle of a major kitchen renovation here at home and I have been working away at the studio lots of early mornings to try and keep up with the holiday orders and preparing for my upcoming show at Handmade Holiday in Richmond VA.
I have finally finished an order for 50 Christmas ornaments for a school district, as well as another 70+ ornaments for my studio/sale. I have two more holiday commissions coming due soon, then all my attention can shift from production mode into exploring mode. I have a few new forms and a new glaze that is calling to me in early 2014.
Come visit me at Handmade Holiday!