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Monday, October 6, 2008

hmmm.....

I think I am in some sort of funk, haven't had much to say on the blog for the past few days. I seem to be coming out of my cave and noticing the state of the world, and what a sorry state it is. Working with kids at an art center and doing theater sort of keeps you out of touch with reality sometimes. I am catching my breath after my two week residency at the ArtsCenter, and God knows what is wrong with me, but I am doing another show, this time for UNC, Mother Courage. Actually, the director and technical director are really great people and I have missed working with them. They are the kind of folks that seem sincerely interested in what you are saying and are so appreciative of your efforts. It is a great cast, full of energy and I feel very positive vibes at rehearsal. Nice place to be. I worked at Claymakers today, grinding kiln shelves where someone used Mamo over some other glaze and made THE biggest mess. Took me thirty minutes to grind two shelves. Also getting ready for a December sale with Susan Wells and Laura Farrow, so I'm trying to think of what I want to have ready for that. So, yep, the multiple personality plan continues, theater, pottery and the Montessori residency coming up in November. Looks like I'll do anything to avoid corporate America, right? Oh yeah, I'm going over to Susan Filley's this week to look at her kiln for possible purchase. I get my grant check tomorrow night, yay!

5 comments:

Deborah Woods said...

I have a question. If someone else created this meltdown on the shelf, then why are you the one cleaning it up? Are these small children you are working with?

tsbroome said...

Ha Ha! Well, the small children don't make the messes, the adults do. I ask myself this very same question. When I was in Charlotte at Clayworks, if you screwed up a shelf you fixed it. Oh the dread to walk into the studio and see one of your pots attached to a kiln shelf! I really don't think anyone learns a thing by having others clean up after them, but I am a studio assistant at Claymakers and they don't have the same policy. I think this person will be paying for half a shelf though. I have never seen such a meltdown. It was a huge bowl and all of the glaze ran right off.Deborah,I really think if I ever go into battle I want you there!

Deborah Woods said...

You're a better person than I am for cleaning it up graciously.

tsbroome said...

I don't know about that, actually I just like using the hand grinder we have, I'm a sucker for power tools :) It's an ok trade off, I get to use the studio kilns and glazes and I get a free class or workshop out of it if I want.

Potterchik said...

Power tools rock!