Yesterday Gerry brought a package up to my studio after the mail came. I was all excited thinking I had gotten one of these mugs that everyone keeps getting in the mail from all over the world or the cup I won from Musing blog, and then he said "Wait, why is my name on the package?" So we both open it and there is a card inside from Hollis Engley saying that this is Gerrys' very own cup since the first cup I got from him is like a get in line for the cup thing around here. Gerry is very excited to have his own cup and loves it very much Hollis! It was very kind of you to think of him and he has already put it to good use. And a nice treat for him as well. It's been a rough week. He started out the first of the week with vertigo/inner ear thing (Meredith I know you can relate) and then Wednesday night at the Duke/NC State game the students rushed the court at the end of the game and Gerry's leg got hurt pretty bad as thousands of drunk screaming students trampled the media that was there doing their job. So thank you for the wonderful addition to our growing collection of pottery!!!!!!
Remember this vase? I got a check from the NC Craft Gallery yesterday for it and several other vases that I had there on consignment. Sarah offers 60% to artists for consignment work and sends a check on the 15th of the month, so it is a fair deal and I love working with her. Sadly I forgot to take good photos of this vase before I took it to the gallery.
and last thing, if you haven't seen Kyle Carpenter's blog about this guest book, scoot on over there and check it out. I think there are going to be a bunch of artists out there wanting to do this book. It is brilliant! He also has some great photos of decoration work today. Thanks for sharing Kyle! Well, it's a cold rainy morning here, where did that little summer go that we were having?
I'm off to burnish that big 'ol coil pot. I realized last night that I can't raku fire it in my kiln. First of all there is no way I can lift it with my tongs and second it won't fit through the opening of my kiln. Sooooo, it is a sawdust firing for this puppy. Should be pretty cool though, and if not, well you know from my past experience that I am familiar with loss, so no big deal, I'll just make another...........peace, dudes!!