Are you freezing?
If not you must be like ANG and live down under where you are nice and toasty.
We are in a vicious cold snap that promises to hang around like a bad relative.
Gobbing up all our energy and keeping us running for cover.
So in Lew of trying to stay warm and throw pots I have been doing anything but!
I did make some tiles last week and some components for jewelry but it was not in my head to hang around in cooling water to make anything else.
Mark planned and has been glazing pots for the new gas kiln.
I will slide out to the studio for some top glazing later today.
I had to laugh yesterday because once it is glazed getting glazed pots to the kiln and loaded without freezing will be the trick.
We will be looking at next weeks weather!
Me, I am ever hopeful that winter will be over next week and we go back to those 50 degree days we are known for in December and January.
So what to do to wile away the hours waiting for Christmas and warmer weather?
Bookwork- poo- bad word.
The major downside to being self-employed is there is no one under you that you can hand the bookwork over to.
No, you are first on the ladder and last.
I use to be right on top of the books every month- yep- every month.
But, now, I am behind by months.
Why you ask?
Well... because I am here.
and then there is the now up ,again, Etsy shop.
and the dreaded FB page.
Yep- we are so connected we never have to physically see anyone ever again!
While I am at the keyboard today let me remind you that there are still some pots left at the Campbell House show in Southern Pines- The Clay and Blogs show.
Click on link for online show.
Or try going there in person to purchase something.
There is a nice write up about Seagrove in The Ballantyne Magazine that is distributed in the Charlotte NC area.
There are pictures of local pots and Mark has a nice vase featured in there.
You will find pottery by our fellow potters; Bulldog, Westmoore, Jugtown, and Michael Mahan.
With a very nice interview by Westmoore Pottery.
I am behind in telling you that I am a recipient of the generosity chain started last year in NC.
I have followed Tracey's blog as she has shipped out her treasures all over the place.
I left a comment on Future Primitive's site on Saturday, 25 of September 2010 when she was working on who would be in her chain.
And I was picked!
Tiggy Fiander is a Soapmaker in the UK and I will be getting something wonderful from her Soap shop.
If you have not checked her out you should her soaps are very exciting.
There are a few videos of her working that I have really enjoyed.
Plus her partner is potter Matt Grimmitt a great slipware potter.
I look forward to whatever treat will be in store for me!
And now I need to play this forward.
I now need to pass this on to 5 people.
Here is the trick- if you have read all the way to the bottom here you know you need to leave me a comment and I will have Mark pick 5 names for me.
YOU will receive something from me and then you too must pass this on.
Now is not the time to be shy- post away!
I want to give this some time so I will pick the names on my Birthday which comes up in 8 days- so keep posting and we will draw a name on the 22nd.
And no you don't need to know my age just that I have been legal for many, many years and no one asks for my ID anymore!