I was standing in line at the grocery the other day waiting on the slowest check out lady in Chatham County, so I started flipping through magazines, checking out what Martha is up to these days. Who knew, she did a story on Seagrove's very own David Stuempfle. Great article and Jeff Dean and Steffanie Martin, two of my very favorite potters (the greatest handle makers by the way) get a brief mention and photo as well. Good job you guys! Congrats!!! Doug, Hannah and Ang you might remember going to David's the day I met up with you guys when you were here for your U.S tour. (Ron and Meredith were along on that trip too, such a fun day!)
He is such a great person, so kind and his place is my dream house. One day I too will live out in a field of green with no redneck neighbors revving their engines at 7am, but I digress, sorry :)
So run to your local magazine stand and pick up the latest Martha Living.
My news isn't so exciting, but fun just the same. I raku fired this little flock of sheep today. I pathetically
played Skyrim, trying to get an f' ing dragon bone until after midnight, so I figured today, I should make up for that nonsense and work. It was so beautiful today, the world just cried out for a raku firing and I had this order that has been pressing me to finish, so my poor customer that has been so kindly waiting can have her sweet little sheep. I am sad to ship these folks all the way to California, but go they must, so today I will set them out on my kitchen table where I set everything until I can bear to part with it. Right now they are hanging out with the two barns I'm not sure I want to give up.
These sheep are not a constant thing in my work flow. I make them every now and then on a whim. I worked with a brilliant clay artist long ago and together we made these for kid's classes and summer camp and they were fun. But if I had to sit down and make a bunch at one time I would lose my mind. I try to make just a few to keep them fresh and they are just whimsical on the shelves at shows, although they last for about the first hour of the show and then I have no more. If I was smart I would just make stars and sheep, but then I would pull myself apart from the madness of it all! they do make me smile every time I make them though, sigh.......