"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)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Double necks to Lakefront

We are almost finished glazing and firing our pots to take to the upcoming Lakefront Festival of Art on the grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum. It's a special treat because in 1975 we went to this fair which was one of the first really high quality art fairs we were juried into. I wish I had a photo! There we were with our triple decked outdoor stand loaded with beautiful functional high fired stoneware. I remember working madly on finishing the macrame for the hanging planters!! and Dave Brubeck playing at the fair.... It earned an especially important place in our careers because we made $2,000!! and mostly in cash!!! unheard of! It was the reason we were able to put a down payment on our first studio and house in Lone Tree, Iowa.
So now we return and will bring Steve's double necked pots. We are firing our last kiln load tonight but here are some photos of the first three: