"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)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winter Workshop

Lots of news from our studio too... We have fired a couple of kiln loads to finish up the Spring Metropolitan Museum of Art order and start on a few others. The Stickley exhibition is now moving from the Newark Museum of Art here in New Jersey to the Dallas Museum of Art and we've received an order from them for their museum shop. Yes! That order and getting ready for our display and sale in Baltimore at the American Crafts Council show in February has us pretty busy.

Winter changes the work environment. The cool breezes and artificial heat are hard on controlling the moisture of the clay as we work on it. Everything has to be well wrapped in plastic as it waits for our attention or it dries up. In fact, it has to be monitored more even while we are working on it.

 Here are some snapshots of what's happening now:

Minis for the MET
Love those Classics!

I completed a couple more of the winter tree scenes I wanted to do and am now focusing on making a couple of fanciful landscapes. I love to do these as they are a throw back to very early work when I just doodled on my pots. I haven't made these for a couple of years and look forward to using some of our new glaze combinations on them.

Steve has been working on some larger pieces for Baltimore. As you can tell, trimming the bottoms is always a bit tricky.

1 comment:

  1. The winter tree scene pots look wonderful. I can't wait to see them glazed. I hope you will post photos.