OOPS! It has been a very long time, so I'm going to continue as if no time at all has gone by just like meeting an old and dear friend.
We have been renovating my studio since January. I was very resistant at first to give up so much time with clay but now that we are nearing the end (or beginning), it really has been worthwhile. Wow! 40 years accumulation of stuff! After cleaning out a lot of odd stuff like 2 huge boxes full of dried kelp and other seaweed (great garden compost) which were very inspiring 8 years ago, I feel that I can breathe. Wall space for favorite posters. New wooden storage shelves painted fresh white-my studio is all white walls and now furniture too. It's much more airy and organized. I have great views of our gardens and lake which I can now see. I'm loving it. This is all thanks to my loving husband's impetus and fine woodworking skills. Thanks Art.
I have been emailing my students every week or 2 with POTTERY TIPS so now I'm going to put them on my blog site. Let's see if I can keep it going this time.
3 Raku Vessels, I made several years ago that now have lids and finials. See my website for more info. Lots more pots to be added.