In my head, I’ve been writing/ blogging all along. Months have not passed since my last post. Throughout the week, I compose many posts in my head. But then when the kids are in bed, the dishes are done and I sit down at the end of the day, I realize that my brain is not running on full power and I just don’t have it in me to write. Instead I tend to post on Instagram and Facebook. I can complete my thoughts in those formats and enjoy some instant conversations. But I miss the longer format of blogging. And I’m going to work on getting into the habit again. For now, some updates!
Even though I haven’t been blogging about it, I have been making pots steadily. I have two little ones (1 and 4) but I have managed to arrange a pretty consistent schedule of making. I’m in the midst right now of a cycle of glazing/ firing/ decals/ firing. My studio is a mess and I’m excited to see some new work coming through the kiln and wishing that I had just a little more time to follow through on new ideas that are flowing. I need to clear out some space in my studio for my new work so I’m having a flash sale in my Etsy shop. Until October 15th, you’ll get 30% off your whole purchase with coupon code: COFFEE30 (in honor of International Coffee Day too). Mugs (regular and travel!), kid cups, soap dispensers (foam and regular!), vases, plates and platters. Get ahead with your holiday shopping or get yourself a little something!
Although I do miss the more in depth discussions that happen on a blog, I have been having so much fun on Instagram. This is a photo that someone sent me of a honey pot of mine they had given to their mom for Christmas and this is it filled with honey from her own hives! So exciting to see my pots being used like this.
I recently got to spend a fully immersed clay weekend at the Northern Clay Center at the American Pottery Festival (mark your calendars for the 2nd weekend of September for next year’s conference, seriously!!). My head is still trying to process all of the amazing pots, inspiring talks and demonstrations and connections with friends new and old. One of the pots that made it home with me was this awesome alphabet plate from Jason Bige Burnett. Here is my youngest hanging out with it – alternating signing “eat” and tapping on the plate.
At the American Pottery Festival, I had a great conversation with Mary Barringer about getting back into the habit of writing (as I referenced above). So here I go… getting my toes used to the water.