Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Confessions of a snowed in potter

When the weather report is calling for 25 inches for your region and the rest of the country looks like this for the next two days:
What can you really do?

Perhaps I got this habit from a winter of being snowed in and stuck in the studios of the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. You can read about it in this article, but the kitchen became a place where Daniel Teran, Misty Gamble, Krisaya Luenganantakul, Elisavet Papatheodorou and Adero Willard and I all gathered when it snow stormed. So many deliciously memorable times happened there.

So now, whenever it snows, my first instinct is to bake and to make pots in the studio. And that is exactly what I'm going to do tomorrow. Apple Crisp, salad plates, bike bowls, and bike pie plates are on the agenda.

Instead of driving from my car-centric neighborhood to the wonderful Pipeline Pottery in the Picker Building in downtown Nashua, I converted my brother's living room into a temporary studio! Where will the mysterious pot-spinning magic happen? Behold:

In addition to that sort of shenanaginery, this is how I have been shooting slides of my work recently:
Yup, you got it. That is our bathroom.

So there! I spilled the beans and now you know my secrets! That's okay. We're still friends.

Stay posted - new pie plates (with a twist) will be posted soon, along with new tandem tumblers (also with a twist)! Stay warm!