Gallery, Studio and Life Musings, 31. It was one of those weeks. I missed writing last week because I rushed a making session for a client. I guess I needed to re-learn a lesson. There are no short cuts in clay, especially with porcelain. I lost about 60% of my bisque firing. In 25 years, I have never made this mistake. Moral of the story: No matter what the customer is asking for, you can not hurry the clay process. I had a bit of a hissy fit and moved on. This week I decided to make plaster molds. Again, a learning curve. I haven’t made any in about 5 years. Look what happened –
It was a mess. I cleaned it up and moved on to another studio task. If you interested, watch me throw a couple large bowls and trim a few bowls on the potter’s wheel.
In the gallery, we have new jewelry by Lochlin Smith. It’s always fun to see what he created. Plus, I do have new serving bowls, platters, soap dishes, and beach sand mugs. Sarah did a really good job of photographing my pots and jewelry. She has come a long way with her e-commerce skills.
This recipe sounds really yummy – Leak and Goat Cheese Spanish Tortilla. One of our customers (who is also a friend and fellow potter) shared it on social media with a plate that I made several years ago. It was nice to see it again. Should I make some more of this design?
What have you read lately? Anything that you couldn’t put down. I have always enjoyed Chris Bohjalian’s books. His new book titled “Hour of the Witch”. You can pick it up at your favorite locally owned bookstore. I can’t wait to purchase a copy.
It’s been cold here in West Michigan. The wind blows off of Lake Michigan. We rode our E-Bikes last week. We have been excited to get on them. So many people are out riding. I give them a lot of credit for riding against the strong winds and cold temperatures. I have been walking Leo about three times a day. He loves it. One of the benefits is that I see neighbors along the way and get to catch up with them.
It’s Mother’s Day weekend. My oldest son is flying in for a couple of days. My daughter is driving up from Chicago. It will be a good weekend. Good food, company, family, and laughter (I hope). Take good care, C2.