Happy 2020, readers!
This is my first post of the new year, and it’s a been a while since my last post, because I have had an incredibly busy but very wonderful holiday season. Am I ready for 2020 and all that it has in store for me? Bring it, baby!
In December, just before Christmas, we at the Red Barn Pottery – where I rent a small studio space – prepped, stacked, fired and then unloaded the big gas kiln. I was surprised to learn that I fired more in cubic inches than my fellow potters, especially after having worried that I hadn’t contributed my fair share and would disappoint my awesome potter friends. Zoiks!
It was a great firing. Having spent the bulk of my time working in my home studio, it became glaringly clear that I missed the Red Barn potters – their friendship and companionship, their brilliance and tendency to inspire – all of it. Working at home alone is … well, lonely. It’s wonderful to have my own space at home, but also wonderful to have a place where like-minded artists can exchange ideas, chat about whatever comes up; laugh, advise, help one another and fill voids.
On that happy note, I wish everyone a happy, safe and prosperous new year. Oh, and please check out my pots from the latest kiln firing – tons of great information to apply to my next firing.