Monday, May 11, 2015

I was talking to

someone the other day trying to explain the feelings that I was having this past year.
They asked me how I liked teaching.
I like it, it is not that I don't like it.
But, I miss my life as a potter.

I miss getting up and talking a morning walk, I miss the commute across the yard, I miss working with Mark on a daily bases, I miss the rhythm of the work place; the clay on the wheel, the fixing, the stamping, the creative edge, the zone. I miss it all.

This was my answer to them, " I was trying so hard to stay in my lane, not to look left or right, just move ahead, then one day I turned left in front of traffic." 

You never know what you have until you try to hang on to it. Bit by bit by bit life can change.
It's what you do with it.
For me, I am teaching.
Some days it feels as if the band broke up.
Other days it all flows and new exciting challenges come up.
But, isn't that life?
Isn't life what you are doing while it is all happening around you.

We are still making pottery, Whynot Pottery still has a life, it is just at a slower pace.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

May Tiles

Out of many busy weeks comes some tiles.
Slat kiln is loaded at school.
Firing starts at 5 am on Monday, join me.
More later, promise.

Friday, April 17, 2015


 Yes, we are open.
I might be working 3 days a week teaching, but that means Mark is here, working and open.

Are we always open on Mondays?
No, there are times that we close on a Monday, call or email ahead.

 Will you be open this past weekend?
Yes, we are open weekends.
This weekend we will open at 9 close at 5.
Sundays, call or email.

Are there times that you have to be closed?
Yes, we are like all people. We have families and that means that there are times that we need to go for many reasons.

Again, call or email if you want to be sure we are here.

Do we have any of Laurie Abela's soaps in stock?
Yes, we do.
We love her soaps and if you have used them you will love them as well.

We have plenty of stock in the gallery and more set aside.
Custom orders.
Talk to us, we can work with you on many items.

We hope to see you out and about.
Come on by.

 We would love to see you.