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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Back to the pottery

Gerry started doing a little landscaping for me around my studio. It's looking really nice.
I got some actual work done yesterday, put some terra sig on a bunch of tiles (I'll show you those later) made a couple of houses and threw some bowls. I put some Michael Simon-ish feet on this house, just trying something different. I think I like them equally as well as the other feet I make for them.
This is the first house made in my new studio, soon to be for sale, maybe....
I love throwing bowls....
My sign is from the very first play I did for the Charlotte Repertory Theatre called Pump Boys and Dinettes. Ironically the playwright Jim Wann in from Chapel Hill and wrote the play here. Little did I know when I was working on that set in Charlotte that I would one day be a potter in Chapel Hill. Doing props for that show was the most fun thing I have ever done. I made fake pies, musical instruments out of car parts, shopped in junk yards for old gas pumps and restaurant supply shops for dinette furnishings. When the curtain came up on opening night Wesley and I burst into tears. This sign reminds me of that show every time I see it. Glad I had the sense to save it when the Rep closed it's doors!

13 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

I want to come see you! maybe soon- i do love the sign and I have seen the show.

barbaradonovan said...

I like the feets. Noticed them right away before reading the text.

Also liked your journal idea from last post. I have some pretty but unloved sketchbooks I've never been able to bond with and a drawer full of art cards so I think I'll do that too. I do better using those little moleskins I can easily keep in a pocket. Less intimidating I guess.
:)

Tracey Broome said...

Meredith, YES come see me!! Barbara, so glad some other people like the cards in a journal idea, it is so much less intimidating than writing on a clean page!

Patricia Griffin said...

Love the story about Chapel Hill and your play. Synchronicity is great stuff!

Sister Creek Potter said...

Looks like having a wonderful place to work has fired your engine! So beautiful.

HENHOUSE POTTERY said...

I really love the foot on your smaller bowl. The new studio is lovely and looks like a wonderful place to be creative.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey guys, I am definitely feeling creative! Now to find the time....

Kings Creek Pottery said...

The studio looks so welcoming~ very nice! Glad to see you making more dwellings :)
(also like the feet)

Judy Shreve said...

The landscaping is fabulous and I'm sure you'll continue to add to it -- & the sign & the story is so wonderful! Your space -- finally -- your space!! - is going to be such a great place to make work.
I wouldn't sell that first house -- love the way you marked it as the first piece -- and like the additon of the Simon feet.

Tracey Broome said...

Glad to get some feedback on the feet you guys. I wasn't sure, but I think I like them. Just trying to avoid boredom!

Trish said...

Tracey..What a beautiful space you have created!!
I like the feet on your barns, and I, too, think you should keep your first barn in your new studio. :)
wonderful!.
t.

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Trish, I think the barn will figure out where it wants to be!

jimgottuso said...

fun fun fun. i love throwing bowls too