Monday, September 1, 2008
so, the show was a success for me! after all my frettin' and a-worrying everything turned out well. i got a lot of orders, for me, more than i was expecting, and now i am super busy at the studio and hoping i can fulfill all the promises i have made.
lots of things have had to shift as a result of this: i can no longer participate in the farmer's market as i have no time to make anything else than what was ordered; i had to get rid of the gallery space in my studio to make room for shelving and work space for my assistant. yep, that's right. assistant. there is no way i can make all this without some help. (she leaves this week for 2 weeks on vaca! i'm freaking out!!) and i had to expand a little into sylvia's space for my shipping. i am sadly close to outgrowing my beautiful studio space, but hesitate to change right now or even in the near future, as who knows how long this little rush of busy-ness will go on for. and, the biggest change is that i have no time to design new things right now...adapting to all of this has been epic, and i hope that one day i'll get it figured out so that i can not only be a machine, but so i can have some free time in the studio to play again. i miss it!
sorry no picture today...don't have anything new to show...wait...maybe i can find something else...how about my cute dog curled up sleeping?
not at all ceramic related...well, she is the best studio dog ever, so i guess it kind of is.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
so, tomorrow morning i am off to the buyer's market of american craft in philly. i have prepared as much as possible, save for mental prep, and i think i am ready.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
hello all! so sorry to have been away for so long. i have been insanely making prototypes for the wholesale show, along with other show related business...booth set-up, catalog, order forms and so on...who knew there was so much involved? not me...well, that's not totally true...people have told me what to do and what i will need, but until you actually do it you really have no idea what it all entails! i keep telling myself that it is just this way the first time, and that next time i will not be so crazed because i will know what to expect. i think for the most part this is true and it keeps me going, through all the last minute-ness and "what? i need postcards by tomorrow?"
Monday, June 9, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
new pendant. porcelain, glaze.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
i also am adding a picture of some of the luminaries i have been making...
these are handbuilt from slabs and textured...the one here is slightly translucent and glows when lit. it was a mold for these babies that i attempted to make when the previously mentioned disaster occurred. not to fear, i'll be back and ready to tackle it on monday.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
its hard to be working in a vaccuum sometimes, with little or no true feedback on my work. i am having a hard time coming to terms with making all this stuff and then hoping that people like it. kind of like working without a net.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
new cups!! well, not completely new, but the image is new, and finally i have found a professional photographer to shoot my work. what a relief.
still trying to come up with a nice line of candle holders in preparation for some wholesale shows, and i'm making some progress, which is great. i'll post some images once i get them fired. or, should i say, once i fix my kiln so that i can fire them...had a little re-wiring mishap while putting things back together, so i'm waiting for some parts to show up from skutt so i can get the show on the road. soon.....very soon....
Sunday, January 20, 2008
this can be a difficult place for artists i think. most of us are makers, not marketers or sellers, but in order to make it work we must wear all these hats. i know i am not the only one who struggles with this, but that doesn't always make it easier to swallow!
i have recently hired some help for this, but in trying to give my assistant something to work on, it became clear that i have things to do before she can do her thing. while frustrating, it is also motivating, and seems to be helping me get my act together. a huge calendar went up on my wall last night that goes until september, with deadlines color-coded and underlined. i am visual, after all! hopefully this will help...if anyone has any other ideas on how to make it all work it would be great to hear them....i'm sure we could all use a little help!