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Friday, January 22, 2010

Just a few things.....

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!!

9 comments:

jimgottuso said...

lucky gerry! about the hollis cup not the leg injury... that sounds crazy. congrats on the vase that sold, i like it when i get a check in the mail. the coiled pot turned out great, it'll be interesting to see how the ol' primitive firing goes.

Hollis Engley said...

I'm glad Gerry likes the cup, Tracey. Can't have you two fighting over drinking vessels. Tell Gerry that I've been bowled over at basketball games myself, when all I could see through the Nikon lens was the kid driving to the basket. I can still see my F3 (that dates me, I know) rotating through the air and crashing to the floor at a Pecos, NM, high school game.

cindy shake said...

Great cup! Sorry about the crush of fans -ouch. I'm not surprised your pieces sold especially that large sculptural vessel, it was very original and artful, very you :o)

...feel your pain on building too big. I once welded a sculpture in the shop I couldn't get out the door, nor lift it and had to deconstruct! oh well, sometimes it feels good to get caught up in the moments of just creating!

Linda Starr said...

great Hollis mug, I remember loving that vase you made when I first saw it, you sound like me - making something and thinking of the details later, ha it's fun though, can't wait to see how it turns out in the firing.

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

Hollis: I had an F2 so that dates me as well! I loved that camera. The other night at a Carolina game Gerry was looking through the lens and lost sight of the ball. He brought his camera down just in time to see the ball coming right at him! This has been a crazy basketball season for him. Cindy: Wow, I just saw your email that you are thinking of coming from Alaska to NC for the show! Linda, Jim, Hollis? She's a lot farther than you guys!!

Michael Kline said...

Tracey, I must have missed the post about that vase/jar with the birds. I'm glad it sold. It was already great in the green state!

@Hollis, you are one generous blogger-dude! That a swell cup.

cookingwithgas said...

What a great thing to find in the mail!
lucky Gerry!
Tell him I hope he is better with the ears, I can relate.
Wesley is driving is sinking in my brain!
The book- i have a thought about putting one together for the show- is it possible to think I/we could!
I would need some help....

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

Yes, a book for the show!! That would be so great.

ang said...

wow gorgeous cup, nice one hollis...way cool selling that pot trace! excellent work...