Not just any rain, of course.  After all it is winter in Canada, so it has to be freezing rain, and the news made it sound like the storm of the century (or at least of the year …).  My classes are cancelled.  The plans for today went out the window.  What’s a poor potter to do?

 

Bowls …

Bowls, I guess …  Had a call yesterday asking me how come I didn’t have any regular bowls.  Now, I hate to be difficult, but what is a ‘regular’ bowl?  I hope these fit the bill.  They’ve now been stamped with my ‘wind’ symbol inside at the bottom of the bowl, so maybe now they’re not regular, but hopefully they’ll be serviceable and pretty!  My stock is getting kind of low in this type of thing … and if the weather is crap again tomorrow I’ll make side plates to match maybe.  Need some ‘regular’ floating green teapots too, and small cups.  Any potters out there bored?  Want to come and give me a hand?  Could use a good wedger. Will provide an irregular lunch or dinner!

 

Maybe there’s even a student of mine hanging around with nothing to do?  If you have a gander at the work these ‘beginners’ are doing, you’ll see that they’ve come a long way … and could maybe pick up some slack in the studio!  They’re having fun doing applique.  Once they see these pieces they are going to be all over me to do more.  Can’t blame them.  They turned out great.  See the glaze on that teapot?  Nathalie did a fine job … and Heather, she asked me how come I didn’t have any Celtic stamps (I had bought some, but they weren’t cut deep enough for clay) so I made some — and then had a call asking for work with Celtic designs.  Thank you Heather!  Because of you I’m ahead of the game …

 

I’m off to watch a movie, maybe even read the rest of the book I started on Sunday.  Give the shoulder a rest …

 

Hope you’re having a great day!

Susan E. McD (the E is supposed to make me sound smarter.  Is it working?)