This being the 2nd day of 2016 i am thinking back over the past year…it has been a wonderful year, full and rich….and i think i actually sold more pots!!!
Just a few highlights…
after the busy summer months i managed to have a couple of days of retreat down at the A cabin, that was well needed and gave me the energy to get things ready for the christmas season. It’s not as busy as it used to be, preparing for the big shows in Toronto was monumental, shifting gears down to a more realistic production list for what shows i do here is difficult…but it seems to be in my blood to work hard and produce more pots that i actually need here on Cape Breton Island, luckily they can last well for next season. It is after all a very seasonal place and by the end of October we’re moving into a quieter time. But i had 3 small markets to do, so i got to it and had a great time, produced some very satisfying kiln loads….especially in the Oceanic glazed pieces!
The first show was our 2nd annual “Holiday Affair” show at the Centre for Craft & Design in Sydney. Here’s a few shots of my display, Sarah’s display (another potter) and Sandra and Peter’s display – amazing jewelry.
Some new pieces….the sake sets were pretty popular, mind you i only made a few but they seemed to be a success.
New teapot form!
and a glimpse of the studio mid production. I always love this view!!!
After a weeks break i headed back into the studio and have, for the first time in a few years, begun production for this upcoming season! This weekend will be my last in the pottery for the next 3 months!
Then i get to focus on painting, reading, researching and just letting the days flow without a huge agenda. I feel so blessed to be able to do this, and it sure makes dealing with our winters much more enjoyable.
Wishing everyone who reads this little blog a very Happy New Year…and may your dreams be huge and fulfilling and your troubles be small and insignificant.