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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Weekend Warrior

If you want to read about the first part of my weekend it would be best to head over to Whynot blog and read it there, Meredith has a great post about it! She was kind enough to loan me her studio for the weekend in exchange for watching the shop (above photo) and what a great shop it is! Friday was very busy and I met lots of nice folks, very little studio work, but a fun day.
I got unloaded, look at the view I had, look at the studio I had, all to myself with an air conditioner!!! It is huge and strangely enough, I found myself very disoriented. After a few hours there I realized that I had worked myself into the very far corner of the studio and the warmest part of the space. I had been looking forward to getting away from my tiny, hot work space and there I was in pretty much the same space I have at home.
and I have a new respect for those of you that work in your shop and have to help customers while trying to make pottery. When do you get your WORK done!? It was nice to talk to people, but the interruptions are maddening. After the shop hours ended I thought finally I would get some work done, only to have a neighbor show up to see if I would help get the cows back in the fence...........
Before I forget, let me tell you this, because I am about to burst! I applied to the American Craft Today show at The Bascom and I had an email while I was in Seagrove that THREE of my houses/barns were accepted in the show!!!! WOOOOHOOOO. You can read about the show here. The curator for the show is Carol Sauvion,the executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated “Craft in America” PBS television series, as well as creator and director of Craft in America Inc., so needless to say, I am blown away that I was selected. Thank you thank you!!!
Saturday and Sunday I worked down at Joseph Sand's place and I have lots of photos to show you!!!! I'll post more tomorrow, right now I am dirty and stinky and need a bath very badly!!
Meanwhile hop on over to Joseph's blog, there are a bunch of great photos there of his firing, his pots are amazing and I have a few new pieces that I am loving from Mark, Meredith and Joseph.
New motto: will work for pots!

18 comments:

S_crack said...

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmn!
Those are some nice pots Joseph Sands has there!
He needs to throw a little larger though.
Yeah, right.
Amazing!

Tracey Broome said...

Joseph's work is phenomenal! I think the apprentice has surpassed the teacher:)

Linda Starr said...

Congrats Tracey, that's just super about the American Craft Today show. wooopee for you. Rotating potters studios sounds like a wonderfully fun thing to do. I have a whole room dedicated to pottery and I'm already designing my next studio, Ha.

Linda Starr said...

Whoppie, how in the heck do you spell it, what I wrote previously looks funny.

cookingwithgas said...

and you had to help with the cows! You were busy.
Hey that is great news on the show- well deserved your barns are great!
next time I hope you get more work done but what a great way to spend a weekend!

ang said...

brilliant trace a new show how cool!! glad you had a super adventurous wkd! funny about the warm corner bit... :P

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Linda, a agree, I think it would be fun for all of us to swap studios for a weekend, I think you learn a lot about your work style and that of others. Meredith, your neighbor did all the work with the cows I just cheered her on! Hey Ang, yeah it was weird how I backed myself in the smallest space possible with all that open space I had available to me. I'm sure there are deep seated psychological reasons for this haha!

S_crack said...

Darn it! I was looking at the picture of the cows, and then I got distracted by the giant ppots in the picture below, so I missed the fact that three of your barns are in that show. Congratulations on that, your work will be 6-7.5% of the show, which is pretty good!
How many pieces does Don Pilcher have in the show?

Tracey Broome said...

:) good point....

Hannah said...

I'm still sorry I missed the MK post but I very much like that comment by S Crack there. Well done you on getting into that show, that's great news. Sounds like you had a busy weekend. I'm off to look at the pictures of those big pots now.

Judy Shreve said...

Tracey -- CONGRATS! - on getting in the show. I have a friend who sells his work at the Bascom & loves doing business with them -- so that's another aspect to check out.
What a wild weekend you had -- selling pots, making pots, chasing cows - whew!

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Hannah, I'll have more photos of Joseph's pots up today. Judy, I didn't even think about selling at the Bascom, good suggestion!

Laura said...

congrats Tracey!! how exciting! xo

Sister Creek Potter said...

I love your barns so I'm not surprised that they will be in the Am Craft Today show--good choice on their part. Happy for you!

FetishGhost said...

Happy Dance on landing a well earned spot in the Am Craft Today show!
Hearing that started my day off right!

Kari said...

Right On! Your barns are terrific! Swapping studios sounds like a great idea. I wonder who up here near Penland would be willing to do that...Bringle? Kline? John Britt has one of the biggest ones I've seen...

Nu Kua said...

WHEEE!!! :-D Congrats on the show!!

I'd love to rotate studios, would get me out of the country for sure, haha

Ron said...

WAY TO GO TRACEY!!!!!