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 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.
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.
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.