I just fired 3 times and got a bunch of new work out of the kiln. I concentrated on my background imagery, wanting a since of depth in my work. I used layers and to a certain extent- contrasting colors to achieve the look you will see in the few pics I am posting.
Please, comment on any ideas or criticism you have of my new work. I can’t say that I will use it in my next firing, but all creative input is appreciated.
I had to stop making work as I cut my finger at work last week. It is amazing how a small injury can be so annoying and inconvenient. I didn’t get any stitches, but the doc said I shouldn’t get it wet which limits my pottery making. Also, I type an x every time I want to type a c. Needless to say, that is quite annoying.
I should be up and running (potting) next week. I hope…
On the good side, I was introduced to some great people that are interested in helping me create a pottery, so I’m very psyched that happened.
I will continue to make earthenware pottery and show them in and around Virginia. I will also continue to make my wood fired textural pottery and show it internationally.
Thank you all that helped promote and pledged to fund my Kickstarter. It was humbling and motivating to see so many people I don’t know interested in my pottery. Creating a studio/retail space is not over. This is just the beginning…
My Instagram account- hardwickhandmade has a giveaway until 8/21 when the winner will be announced of this brightly colored mug. Read and follow the directions on the image above to win. It is food and dishwasher safe. 13oz and ready for your favorite beverage.
Free shipping is offered in the continental US.
Link to my Instagram page is on my home page at the bottom.
This little beauty was just accept in a national show in Humboldt, TN. The show is called Conductivity: The many faces of Copper in Ceramics. The piece I got in the show is unglazed on the outside with a copper green glaze inside- Shaner Oribe. The piece is a dessert bowl.
Thanks you so much for going to Kickstarter .com and pledging thousands of dollars for a new studio/retail space for a year. I really appreciate it and with more of the same I should be able to have a pottery up and running in no time. Without you this wouldn’t be possible. Thanks again.
Please, click on the image above to go to Kickstarter Video
I Kicked off my Kickstarter just 2 days ago and several people have already signed up to fund my pottery. I hope to receive enough money to rent a retail space and studio space in Richmond, VA plus enough clay and glaze materials for the year.
I have asked for $100,000 which will cover my expenses plus my salary for a year and taxes and legal help to run the business. I picked a year time as it is the most difficult time for any budding business to start and maintain.
Carytown or Short Pump are two shopping districts in the Richmond, VA area and I hope to find a space there this fall to make pottery and sell pottery.
Oh yeah, as soon as I figure out about widgits and plugins I’ll be adding more features to this website. I was trying to put a footer widgit on my store and connect it to Paypal, but I’m still in the trial stages, so I haven’t saved those changes, but I’m close.
Yes, I have remade my webpage to prepare for my Kickstarter campaign. The store will be up soon with more elegant, yet playful pottery. I’ve made up 4 more colors, so prepare yourself for more bright imagery.