"The chief source of art is man's pleasure in his daily work, which expresses itself and is embodied in that art itself."
William Morris (1834-1896)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Here's How

While Cherie finished decorating the last of the #110 minis for the Metropolitan Museum of Art catalog order, Steve started the glazing.

I find it interesting to see the favorite tools of an artist. They are an integral part of the 'How'.
Here are some of ours:

 Hand tools

Machine tools

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hot Pressure...

When the temperature is in the nineties, the only cool place to go is the studio. Steve threw the last (64) of the #110 minis for the Metropolitan Museum of Art catalog a couple of days ago. (That was a long day!)  Now we are decorating them and beginning to look over our shoulders to the other orders we put aside. At the beginning of the year, we really didn't know how we would fare this year. It has been such a crazy time economically.  So I scheduled a lot of shows to go to and now, finally a few galleries here and there are picking up the phone and contacting us. It is all good news but the pressure is on! the order for the Met catalog is due in July. We hope to start glazing and firing soon to make way for other pots.

trimming the bottoms:


We weren't the only ones who found the studio the coolest place to be.... this is olive....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

continuing to continue

we are now at 175 bisqued minis toward the Metropolitan Museum of Art's order of 300. There are another o.. 20 or so more drying. We'll do some more today. With a large order like this, we intersperse other orders to keep the ball rolling. Once we finish making the May/June orders, we'll start on making some more pots for the various retail shows coming up fast at the end of June.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tree Peony

The Tree Peony is blooming now. Here's a photo of the bowl Cherie made of it.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Steve is working on the Metropolitan Museum of Art order while Cherie is working on the Baltimore orders.

Might have a hundred of the 110 minis drying right now.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


The Wisteria is blooming here. I don't think I've posted a photo of the pot I made of it.