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!