Saturday, November 1, 2008

a little music to get me through

The wonderful Winnipeg band Nathan. They are the fun alt country band that got me through my day today. I am very tired after having 6 teenage girls sleepover at my house last night. Because Halloween + unlimited sugar + teenage girls + scary movies = Mom doesn't get to sleep very much.

I finally had to stop throwing because my hands were no longer functioning through the control of my brain. I ruined two large bowls through sheer clumsiness, my hands didn't do what my brain told them to do. You know that means it is time to walk away from the wheel. I have 1 and 1/2 weeks left before the first Christmas craft faire. Mostly ready except for glazing and decal firings. I would like to try to get some more medium sized bowls thrown this week.

Mugs glazed in the lovely new red glaze that was generously recipeed (is this a word? and if so, how to spell it????) to me from Gary. Thanks Gary! I love it. These are now sanded and priced and on the shelf.

Glazing and posting were the final parts to my day. All is done now and I am going to go inside and find my book and relax in a lovely hot bath. I have the house to myself and that rarely happens. Lucky me.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Rock on Cheryl! Those look superb. The glaze varies pretty widely from pink to deep red and purple, and looks good applied thin or super super thick.
Gorgeous work, all of it, and good luck with everything!

Heidi said...

Hey Cheryl,
I am resting at Mom and Dad's condo after beginning my move in to Garfield Manor...happy to see some of your new work. I really like the new redish glaze. (reminds me a little bit of a lovely glaze I had on a porcelin mug that buddy whose name I cannot remember in Field made) Good luck getting ready for the craft faire. :-) Hope November is starting well for you...

Heidi said...

PS - nice to see Nathan on your blog. Aren't they so lovely! :-) Speaking of Winnipeg...apparently if you were listening to GO this morning you would have heard Geoff's friend and co-writer on the show (Chris Rutkowski) - I missed it, but Kirsten and Isaac told me about it. Once again, goddess bless the CBC.

Linda Starr said...

Wow, love the new color, so nice of Gary to share.

You are really brave opening your kiln so quickly.

Glad Deborah asked about Frost, I saw an advertisement for it and thought about getting some, but not after my problems with the last clay. I think I'll stick with Windsor or Bee Mix for now.

Good luck with all the work you have yet to complete before all the shows.

Anonymous said...

Hiya Cheryl,
Your work is so consistently perfect and beautiful!!! I was wondering if you're doing any faires in Calgary or nearby area? Also - congrats on your new addition due next year!!!!!

Cheryl Alena Kinzel said...

Hi Heather,

No shows in Calgary, but I will be in Golden at the Christmas Craft Faire on November 14th/15th and in Revelstoke at the Hand Made Parade on November 29th and 30th.

Thank you for all your kind comments about my work!