Archive for March, 2011

Another Hint…
March 30, 2011

I have mentioned “my new studio”. Here is one corner of my space. I’ll be getting my wheel and supplies out of storage next week. Until then, “The Great American Folk Chair” shall suffice…

“Where is this new studio?”, you ask! Here is another hint…

What? Not good enough? OK…here ya go…

323Clay, that is! Don’t Google 323Clay…you won’t find it quite yet. Website coming soon.

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NCECA
March 29, 2011

My friends and “my friends in ceramics” are in Tampa, Florida this week. They will see my place setting at the La Mesa Place Setting show. Lynn Bowers took a picture and sent it to me…

I, however, am not in Florida…

sigh…

What Do Potters Do…
March 19, 2011

What do potters do when they get kicked out of their studios?

Well, they…

frequent favorite handouts. “You Say Tomato” is on Holmes at about 28th St.

They marvel at the artwork created by their friends…

These lighted ceramic wall forms were made by my friend Thomas Nunnink.

And, potters spend time with their friends…

This is Jeremy. He is a Cub Scout and, as you can see, is honing his stick sharpening skills.

This is Carly…

I’m thinking I could fit into that cool Carhart jacket. hmmm…will snag that later when she’s not looking.

And last but not least, Claire…

who is enjoying a rare Happy Meal while sitting…

in

my

new

studio!

Yes! More on this development coming soon!

Orchid Schmorchid
March 5, 2011

I took lots of pictures at the botanical garden in St. Louis…just for you! This should get you through March…

My favorite…

Day 66
March 2, 2011

Countdown. Sixty six more days and I will be working in a studio making pretty pots. Until then I will be…uh, you know all those “jobs” we get done by squeezing them into our work day? I am doing that. Tags for my car, trying to get health insurance, sorting paperwork, expunging paperwork, deleting contacts…not yours of course! …etc. etc. Oh…and, uh that job search thing…geez! Looking forward to time spent with friends, new images of my work, working with my website manager, etc. etc. Did take time out for a little road trip. Guess where I went:

No, I did not stop in Tapawingo. But I do know something about that fair city…Monday is trash day and residents can set out six bags of trash. Six! Can you imagine? What fortunate residents, the Tapawingoes.

Perhaps this was my destination…

No, no, I did not go to the outlet mall. I will not.

Wait a minute…what’s this?

Could it be…

YES!

Merrily on, I go…

I did not stop here either. Really. Not. Didn’t. DID NOT!

I was going to stop in Houstonia but…

it has a total area of 0.2 square miles. Those six tire rotations blew me right by before I could brake.

Did I go to Booneville?

Nope. But you can read about Bunceton on epodunk.com.
Did you get that? There is a website to tell us about small towns and it is called epodunk! What a podunk idea.

Rocheport. Shoulda’…dinna.

Shoulda’ because Frommers considered it one of “America’s Top 10 Coolest Small Towns”.

Dinna because…

…well, actually I must confess that I did not stop in Centralia either. I would go back to the annual Anchor Festival but I will be in Santa Fe, teaching. hmmm, maybe I could catch the Optimist’s Catfish Tournament in April….there’s gotta be some frying going on then!

and…aaaannnnndddddd…I did not stop in Truxton. But I did research this fine community in the areas of arts and culture, entertainment, vital records, and tourism and I discovered that…

…the pollen levels are low in Truxton today. That is all.

I am getting closer to my destination now…and I’ll speed this up a bit…

…right turn.

Wait a minute…am I being followed?

I think that white van is following me!

Perhaps I can lose him on the bridge!

Well..that didn’t work! And he’s moving in!

Quick! I’ll lose him on this turn…yikes!

There. Lost him. That was close. And now I am close. Close to my final destination!

My baby! Next post, fun with Whitney!