Well, is it really my last harvest? No, but it is close. It is supposed to get to thirty eight degrees tonight, so the garden is about done for the year. I had some good results with tomatoes and tomatillos and they tasted great too. I also had some chilli peppers come up and here are just a few of them. I should have another round before long. In the pic are cherry tomatoes, trinidad scorpion chillies, a ghost chilli and one tomatillo.
PS- My dog ate all of my tomatoes and my tomatillo, but didn’t eat the peppers. Smart dog!
My father is a big Nationals baseball fan and he has gotten me interested in professional baseball. Over the past few years he has gotten me to go to several games with him. It is a great avenue for the 2 of us to connect, so I’m all for it.
He landed 2 tickets for game 1 and game 2 of the playoffs and invited me to go with him. I was super excited. Here is a pic of us at game 2 which is the one they won. Yeah.
Both games were difficult for me to watch as game 1 was scoreless and game 2 they didn’t win until the 8th inning which is very frustrating, but it is great they pulled it off.
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.