Monday, October 12, 2015

taking your brain for a walk

Today we took our brains for a long walk, well drive, and then walk, but it has been a long time since we drove to just see where we would end up and what we would see.
The North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill

Fabulous works. And, there are more.
My brain thanks me.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October brings color

 I was looking out the back window that faces the hill behind us and noticed the bits of color in the trees. I can see the season of fall is here.
This is the time of year that I tell myself to look at the trees everyday.
It doesn't take long for those bits of color to blow into burst of color.

The kiln is out and has been sorted. Here, there and everywhere.
We have filled the shop,set some aside and sent some off to Southern Pines.
We are tossing them out there like fallen leaves to land in new homes.
 One of these birdhouses has left the coop already to fly to Texas to join the iron red birdhouse from the firing before this one. The birdhouses have been a fun addition to the other pots.
I think that Mark has settled on this loop as a good way to hang them. We  found that some of the ways we finished the tops made for some interesting and clever way to fix them for hanging. 
 There are always mugs.

We did get some rain last weekend and more this weekend.
From the rain came all sorts of fungus coming up in the yard or planters.
This one  was covered with rain drops making the drops look like they were beads.

We are back at work making tiles, soap dishes, and maybe more birdhouses.
More to come.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Yes, it's wet

 Top to bottom, Front, Middle, Back.
Overall good firing, a little crawling on a few pieces.

Some gems, flattened bottles by Mark.