Sunday, September 27, 2009


Despite the general lack of blogging, we have not exactly been sitting on our butts doing nothing. It's crazy busy at work right now, with the annual meeting coming up at the end of October - for instance we spent most of our saturday at work yesterday... after which there was an awesome "crab boil" party at Weezy's house:)
You can see Weezy taking a catnap on the cup below:)
These are some of the pots that came out of David's kiln a few weeks ago.
The ones with tulip drawings are made with STARwhite Cone 10 clay, which I DIG.
I think the jar below was actually in the "Martha Stewart" firing, not this last one.
I'm really happy with these tall vases.

Rainy day cup.
And another one.
Well. And since we work in a former sock factory, we have socks on our brains all the time. Adam especially. Right now he is sitting by my sewing machine(or maybe I should start calling it his sewing machine, since he spends way more time with it than I do), and getting ready to stuff more sock creatures, made of socks that came from STARworks building.
The sock creatures below were frolicking around in the woods the other day. I managed to get some snapshots before they went to bed.
These two are shameless!
Miss priss.
This guy thinks he is a super hero - look at that sparkly cape!
This one is Andreas, I think. Trouble maker.
Lyza made this camo cat.
He looks like his date didn't make it....

We sure are having fun!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Crazy weekend

Maarja and I spent another half a day in NC Pottery Center.
Here she is throwing:)

I made a handful of cups and such.
Then we rushed to Raleigh, to see the Paper Hand Puppet Intervention which was totally awesome and incredible. We laughed and cried, and danced and sighed... If you ever get a chance to see those guys perform - you won't regret it! Later we crashed at Tim's, had a great time hanging on the porch, and talking our heads off. AND he made us kick ass omlettes in the morning.
Oh, and on Sunday we popped by David and Nancy's, and pulled out some pots still warm from the firing. I am super happy with what I got out of the kiln. Pix to come later.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Taste of the Fire.

Last week Maarja and I pulled a shift at Davids kiln. He had it pretty well covered with a trusted crew, so we were not needed much more, but at least got a little taste of the fire.
Maarja took some pix of me trying to split crazy big wet logs, which did not even budge...
David here, close to the end of the firing, tired but not completely zombied out yet.
As I hear the firing went beautifully. Sounds like it was one of the smoothest ones they've had, and everyone is eager to see the results!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009