Archive for August, 2012

Damn, I Forgot To Put A Title (Just Remembered)…

August 23, 2012

Well, it’s been a long row that got hoed for me to get ready for my show in September up in Michigan. Here’s the announcement…

I suggested a different title… “Wanna Come Upstairs And See My Etchings?” but I fear it’s another case of “older reference lost on younger viewers”. I guess nowadays the equivalent would be something like, “Wanna Come Upstairs, Not Have Sex And Compulsively Check Facebook On Our iPhones To See If Anyone “Liked” The Picture Of My Lunch?”. Of course that’s a bit long for a show title. Anyway, the pots are gone and the show is being set up soon. Here’s a sneak peak at a couple of the pieces that were sent…

In other news, the bug started 2nd grade on Tuesday. Needless to say, she was very excited about this and we were not so much so as the house will quiet down substantially during the days. Here she is with her new school backpack and ensemble…

After a brutally hot July, we’ve been having an August that’s much like October. It won’t last I’m sure but now that the work for the show is delivered I think I’m gonna get back in the saddle (bike saddle that is). Here’s some new pieces I’ve recently posted to etsy (clicking takes you to etsy)…

That’s all for now.

During The Heat Wave…

August 4, 2012

Well, my 3rd bisque is cooling and I started glazing yesterday for the show I’m having up in Michigan in September. The people putting on the show will be coming through Louisville August 22nd to pick up my pots… how great is that? No shipping. So I’m hoping to do 3 glaze firings, take pics, pick out the ones for the show, price list, etc. in the next 17 days, no problem right? Despite the harried pace, other things are still going on, not the least of which is the bug’s summer vacation is winding down. It will be no fun when she goes back to school as the house will seem deserted again. So, I got in this show. We also attended a show at the Mount last weekend exhibiting the work of Sandy Miller who combines weaving with some of her pots. Here’s a couple shots from the opening…

Sandy also has a blog here with plenty of pots, plants and cooking going on. I don’t have any finished pieces yet so here’s some of my greenware vases…

I also managed to get a couple quick shots of my friend Jeff’s pieces in his basement studio…

I wish I had had more time to set the pieces up a bit but I was in a hurry. In other news, I shaved. As most men know (and some women too), one of the best things about beards is incrementally shaving them off to see the different looks one might adopt. It really never gets old. Unfortunately for me, I hate growing one so much (because of the constant tickling and itching) that I don’t get to do the incremental shaving ritual. So anyway, to Mom’s horror I shaved all but my mustache and acted as though I was gonna leave it that way. Anyway, before I get to the picture of that last remnant, I’d like to discuss Godwin’s Law. It states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Naz1s or H1tler approaches”. If you’ve been online in the past 3 years, you’ve no doubt witnessed proof of Godwin’s Law hundreds if not thousands of times. A variation of Godwin’s Law known as Godwin’s Hirsute Phenomenon states: “As the incremental shaving of a full beard to no facial hair whatsoever proceeds, the infamous H1tler mustache will inevitably be either the penultimate stage or the final stage.” So without further ado and with the appropriate disclaimers… one, it’s a joke so let’s leave the anti-defamation folks out of it and two, I should’ve taken my glasses off first.

Finally some more greenware…

Sayanora.