Thanks to the 100+ people that showed up for the Tacoma Arts Month Studio Tour! It was a pleasure to meet so many great folks, show off my studio/work and give potters wheel demonstrations.
I wasn’t able to update the website before the event, because after catching the upper respiratory crud at work (not quite the flu but way worse than a cold) my sump pump broke and we received an entire winter week’s worth of rain in about 20 minutes. The results was flooding in the studio. Normally it’s not a big deal as there is nothing on the floor that can be damaged between the back door and the drain, but I had torn the place apart to do a studio expansion, left it laying there when I got sick leaving all sorts of things in the path of the water. It wasn’t pretty.
Here’s a shot of a subsequent flood which happened after the tour. As of now, things are working and this shouldn’t happen again. I will need more expensive/permanent fixes, but the temporary ones are holding for now (ah the joy of an old house)
Despite that, I was able to finish the reconfigure of the studio space and make room for my sewing and painting projects (and finally turn it into a 3rd guest room and/or place to crash if I’m too tired to make it up the stairs). Since these photos were taken a sewing machine/cabinet gifted to me by a friend and a standing height work table from my local Buy Nothing Group have been added.
Here are a few of the items I was able to throw, trim, bisque fire, glaze and glaze fire. I’m especially pleased with the way the pie plates turned out as they were a very special gift to honor a very special father/brother/son/husband.
SAVE THE DATE!!!
For those who couldn’t make the studio tour, I’m hosting a
Studio Tour/Artist Reception on Sunday December 13th (perfect for holiday shopping)
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(for those who watch local “Sportsball” you have an hour and a half before kickoff 😉 there will be the obligatory pulled pork sandwiches on Hawaiian rolls and wine.
A game of Cards Against Humanity may break out after the studio event.