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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pottery Day

My good pal Kristen went with me to Seagrove and to Joseph Sand's kiln opening in Randleman today. It was a beautiful clear blue sky day, not too terribly hot and we had a great time seeing some beautiful pottery.
Joseph had a very successful sale, much of the pottery gone and we were there at 9:30 this morning. There are still lots of nice pieces but boy he sold A LOT! Congrats to him and Amanda, all that hard work was sure worth it!
I picked up this really great jar and the bowl below. I think the bowl is the beginning of a set for me.

We headed over to Seagrove and stopped in to visit Mark and Meredith for awhile at Whynot and Kristen got the shop and studio tour, then we stopped at Dean and Martin, wonderful pottery, and then stopped by to see Blaine Avery who also gave us the studio/home tour. OMG Blaine has the coolest place ever!!!! If you are ever by there, stop in, I have some serious studio envy after working in Whynot's space and Joseph's last week and seeing Blaine's place this week and I am determined to get a studio going here. I still have photos to show you of the mess from last week. Oh yeah and I will get hair pics up. Kristen took one today but the sun was in my face, eyes all squinty, not looking my best. Thanks to all of you today for your kind remarks about the hair, I'm getting used to it! And thanks all for making such beautiful pottery for me to enjoy, even if I can't buy every time I come to visit, I will eventually. Today was budgeted for Josephs' first kiln opening, but I'll be back! There were so many potteries we didn't get to because we got the tours today. A see a fall visit in my future!

9 comments:

Linda Starr said...

I can't wait to come out there for a visit to all the potteries, sounds like a good day.

Blaine M. Avery said...

Thanks so much for the kind comments!! Great to see you both, and your hair looks great Tracey!!!!

cookingwithgas said...

It was great to have you stop in- we would have kept you both all day!
loved the chat and folks the hair looks GREAT!
Very sassy!
Come over anytime!

Tracey Broome said...

Linda you will love all the potteries, I just hate we didn't get to more of them. so much to do so little time to do it! Blaine and Meredith, you are toooo kind, but thanks. Blaine I was just showing Gerry pics of your place, he would love it! Very much his taste. I think you could be a designer if you ever get tired of pots!

Peter said...

Joseph's work looks fabulous. I love the jar and the bowl. It is so refreshing to see really exciting work with "traditional" ash type glazes. It shows what good design and a mastery of the craft can achieve. (and Joseph looks sooooo young too, darn it!!).

Thanks for all the photos of the Seagrove area on your blog lately, it has been really nice looking at them and visualizing the place.

So pleased that you had three of your houses/barns accepted for the American Craft Today Show. Well deserved, they are tremendous. Congratulations!!!

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Peter, Seagrove is tiny tiny, but a bunch of fun if you love pottery! Yes Joseph is really young, in his twenty's I seem to remember vaguely being twenty something....
I had an email from him this morning that he was about sold out of pots as of noon on Saturday. WOW, nice to see that people are out buying pottery!

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Blaine M. Avery said...

Tracy designer? sounds like fun, I think I would enjoy that. If you hear of any job openings let me know!!
Great seeing you!

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