Thursday, April 23, 2009

One Potter Sees Light at the End of the Tunnel

The lack of business has given my husband, and me, time to reflect on the important things. No, his building business hasn't picked up. Not much work since last November. And not many people are spending money on extras, like pottery. God promised to provide for our needs...not our wants. We are just squeaking by financially, His provision. But, there has been time to take long walks, catch up on maintenance items, train little girls in the community to play soccer and just be together; things we obviously needed much more than a financial cushion. And, now, after one very long winter, spring has arrived. Finally, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Ah, the warmth of the Son, or sun (depending on how you look at things).
Picture above is my husband, Alan, and our dog, Gabe, during one long walk.
"From darkness into light"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Love Creating Handmade Pottery Wine Goblets!

I haven't posted anything in a while. I've been busy building up stock for galleries. But, now, a kiln of wine favorite. Thankfully, a wedding order sent me on a tangent throwing new goblets, and my mind kept traveling.

So, these are my new favorites (at least for the day)!

My goblets are made of stoneware, wheel thrown in two parts and connected while still damp. Then they are dried for a week or more, bisque fired, glazed and fired again. The process is difficult, even tricky, but when they come through the!