Sunday, January 12, 2014

Whatcha Doin'?

As in previous years, I am using the relative freedom of January to work on some larger pieces. No one is waiting for orders or needing empty shelves filled in post haste, so I can take all the time I want with the stamps and slip bottles.

Also, the seed catalogs have arrived, sweet harbingers of spring, and my mind has leapt forward to the Maine Pottery Tour, which this year will be on the first weekend in May. I've got such a backlog of demo pots and minor seconds that I'm thinking to use the tour as a humongo-ginormous studio clearing sale. It's either that or Hammer Party, or possibly both, the one following the other.

Also, briefly, thanks muchly for all the kind inquiries which followed my post about depression. This could easily become the all-depression-all-the-time blog if I let it - and wouldn't that be a treat - but suffice it for now to say that I am functional, some days better than others. I have ideas for more informative blog posts - demos, videos, etc. - but those are still a little too daunting to tackle. For now, I am working, which is always a good sign. I'm also lurking on all of your blogs, which helps me feel connected.

A few more pots in progress:





How are you spending your January freedom?

PS. I could have sworn I'd already done a photo tutorial a couple of years ago on the Jaunty Jars - the ones with the tipsy lids. But I can't find it, so maybe I just thought so much about it I convinced myself I'd already done it. Anyway. It's on the list. 

6 comments:

Donna said...

LOVE those jaunty jars and that swirly slip action on the bottom casserole is ultra fab!

DirtKicker Pottery said...

I love your fun decorative style. Those jars are adorable.

Last week was my first week back in the studio after a 3 week break. I'm overloaded with ideas of things I want to make, but unfortunately I came down with a bad case of the blahs. I'm back in the studio, but the creative side of my brain hasn't showed up to work yet.

Sheri Bare said...

Love your pots, Lori...and your blogs. Also have gotten caught in the winter blahs this year. We normally aren't confined like we have been this year. Thank goodness I have some nice design jobs. As least it forces me to leave the building!! Look forward to your pottery wisdom, it's my inspiration! Thank you!

Lori Buff said...

The jaunty jars are great, I'd love to see a tutorial.

Liberty Stoneware said...

I do enjoy those jaunty jars of yours! I always find that when shows start in March, April, and May, I cannot help but be distracted by them and feel forced to go into production mode in order to have enough pots to sell! Then again, who ever knows what people are actually going to buy sometimes?!

- Cindy - said...

Those jars just seem so happy...

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