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Saturday, September 8, 2012

A good week

 It's been a good week, so I baked 3 dozen oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies today to celebrate. They look pretty in my Joseph Sand bowl don't they? Gerry made it through the Democratic convention without getting arrested or hurt by protestors, he shot some great pictures, and he is home finally. Wesley called and she is having such a great time in school. Her concentration is now screenwriting and cinematography, her teacher for cinematography is Michael Chapman, he filmed Taxi Driver with Robert DeNiro and lots of other great films. She called this week to tell us her visual storytelling teacher brought in the mold for the Pinhead from the Hellraiser movie, he was the graphic designer. It's so cool that Wesley is getting to study with such talented people and have so much fun in school. She has started crewing on sets so we probably won't see much of her for awhile now. Gerry loves those pinhead movies and finally convinced me to sit through one of them last night. God almighty, Clive Barker, you have a strange mind! I liked it, but those films are really disturbing!
 Three dozen cookies, a dozen stars
 eight barns, all of them already spoken for
 two little ornaments, probably the only two, did not much like making these little pains in the ass
 one of these, just to see, much better, I like the feel of this one
 I made one of these to test out the plaster mold I made. I really like this but I can't decide whether to use my white terra sig or a raku glaze. I really like it just like it is.....
love all the marks from making it. That's the thing I like about hand building, it's hard to get these random marks with wheel work. Marks on my wheel thrown pieces have to be made deliberately, these come whether I want them to or not.
So, I have had a pretty productive week. Besides all of this, I made a bunch of test tiles and a few slab plates just to see... ready to load the kiln now, but we have bad weather coming today, so I will probably wait until tomorrow to load and then fire on Monday. Thanks for all the comment on the blogger word verification. Maybe someone from blogger will pick up on it and DO something!
Happy weekend!

17 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

girl, what a week of beauty! It must feel really good, cookies, barns,stars and that bowl- love that bowl.
Ah...is it beerthirty yet?

Tracey Broome said...

It is almost beer thirty, for sure! I feel like I don't get anything accomplished and then I write down what I did all week and wonder how I got that much done! A good week indeed!

JUDI TAVILL said...

All looks great and I, too, love that bowl... as is... Wesley seems like she is a great place! Awesomeness.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Tracey how fantastic the barns are all spoken for~ congratualtions and all your pictures are so moody and the lighting so intriguing and I can just smell the clay, wonderful
xx
julie

Amy said...

hey, what are the stars about- are they for something in particular... looks like they're handmade? you reminded me that I have homemade cookies in the freezer too- yum. thanks!

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Judi, Wesley is Ina GREAT place, thanks!
Julie the light in my studio this time of year is so great, makes me want to be there all the more and yes it smells like clay in there, haha!
Amy the stars are hand built and they are for raku, I have been making them for about four years now but I only get in the mood to make them around this time of year.

cindy shake said...

What a PRODUCTIVE girl you have been! Must be that time of year -I feel energized with the changing of the seasons. Love the marks on hand built as well :)

smartcat said...

Yummy cookies, a productive week and how great is it that Wesley is having a great learning time...with great instructors, to boot?
Loving all those barns and stars!

Tracey Broome said...

Hey there you two, thanks!

Laura Farrow said...

so much making and baking!! all looking scrumptious. xo

angela walford said...

lookin sweet trace, maybe a nice white satin glaze on the big hand built pot??

Hollis Engley said...

Good work, Trace. I too like the bowl. Woodfire about 50 of them, will ya?

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Laura, yep, baking some clay this week too. Great idea Hollis, I might just do that in the spring!

angela walford said...

i was thinking satin white but wood firing would be hot too!!

June Perry said...

Great week indeed! Gotta bake me some of those oatmeal raisin cookies. They're my favorite (toll house cookies are my second favorites).

Kings Creek Pottery said...

So much to celebrate! Great photos :)

handstories said...

truly infatuated with your little house with legs- very baba yaga-ish!