Like so many other artists, I like to take a bit of a break through the holidays to enjoy the season and my family. We had a great Christmas and fun with friends on New Year’s Eve. And just before settling into the studio for the winter, potter friend Becky Brandow of Willow Avenue Pottery in Iowa visited for a couple days. It was two days of potter shopping (Continental Clay, Ikea, The Container Store and Northern Clay Center), discussion of glazes to test in the woodfiriing we’ll be doing in February and just plain lots of fun.
Last weekend Becky Brandow from Willow Avenue Pottery joined me for a wintery wood fire. Yesterday, I unloaded the kiln and spent a little time taking photos.
Every firing has it’s good and bad outcomes – here are some of my favorites pieces.