Thursday, August 30, 2012

Laughing with the girls

It has been really quiet since school started and the lateness of summer has taken over.
You can feel it in the air and you can hear the sounds of summer gone as the kids go back to school and the air hangs with quiet.
It is not like Mark and I can not have a lively conversation it is just hard to do that and work at the same time.
We find that when we are working it takes all our brain cells to focus on the task at hand.
You know if you make pottery for a living and spend countless hours working that there are days you really need to get your self out and see people.
So yesterday I ran away for a few hours and had lunch with Tracey and Susan.
They did great post with great pictures.
It is funny how someone else can give an eye to something you look at everyday and make it look different.
Make it look good like I want to be there, hey I am there!
THen we went over to the NCPC to see the show.

 Here are those two oohing over some of Donna Craven's pots at the NCPC

And while they were snapping  pictures of old pots I had to get some pictures of my neighbor Carol's work.
I must admit I am not always clear or what collector's collect and why they buy some of the things they do.
A pot really has to call to someone and there seems to be someone for every type of work out there. I think that is what makes this show interesting. As we walked through there were pots that we just did not gravitate to at all, others that caught us all and some that did something for one of us and not the others.
A diverse group of opinions, I like that.

I can see why someone would buy Carol's work.
Her work is full of interest without being over done and each piece has a story that goes with it that only adds to the work.
 If you can get there this show is worth a look.

Meanwhile back at the ranch.
We are almost finished glazing, loading starts today.
I am thinking of all the  folks hit by the storm and hope that  life returns to normal for them all as soon as possible.


Susan Wells said...

What a sweet day with you and Tracey Meredith. So nice to get out of my studio the woods studio for a moment. You are a delight.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh yes, I love the bull too!

smartcat said...

I'm enamored of the Foo Dog. Great day for all!

Jimmy Randolph said...

I haven't made it to the NCPC show yet... How long will the current exhibit be running?

Tracey Broome said...

One of my favorite things to do, come to Seagrove and visit Whynot!!! Thanks for being such a great tour guide, can't wait to have a beer tonight in my new mug, it might be an earlier than usual cocktail hour, it's 5:00 somewhere, haha!
Good Lord, I have done this word verification 5 times now and I still can't get it right!!!!!

Dennis Allen said...

Sounds great. I know what you mean about diversity.I'm glad that the radio station I listen to plays some stuff I don't like. I'd rather see both ends of something instead of being stuck in the midlle where no one is challenged or offended.

alexander solla said...

Nancy and I really need to make a trip down to Seagrove. When does "real" fall set in? When does it start cooling off below 80 down your way?

Julia said...

That looks like such a fun day out! I think I need one of those days soon...

And what is up with the word verification today? Is it just me (aging) or is this blurrier than normal? LOL

Lori Buff said...

That sounds like a nice day. It can be very refreshing to see pottery, yours or someone else's through another's eyes.

cookingwithgas said...

check out the word thing....

cookingwithgas said...

October/November are good months to come. If we are lucky we get some really beautiful days with crisp air and nice color.
I think I am set up for no words but I will have to have Mark check and see- I thought I had taken that off. I was having trouble today as well.

cookingwithgas said...

JR- I need to check and see but I would think it will be up at least 2 more months- come on down.

Amy said...

great post. i laughed thinking about the word verification thing. I had the same challenge on someone's blog a couple days ago- forget who! sounds like a trip to seagrove is in order!

DirtKicker Pottery said...

Sounds like a great day!