We're pretty excited about what's happening in our new studio these days. Not only is it simply a gorgeous place to be, but it's been quite a while since we had some regular creative time with clay, and we had both forgotten how HAPPY it makes us . . .
Our new studio got its first delivery of clay a couple of weeks back from Vermont Ceramic Supply. We use primarily cone 10 bMix from Laguna, but we custom order a ton (yes, 2000 lbs) to have a lower pentrometer reading. That just means the clay has a higher water content which makes it softer . . . it's easier on our hands when we're throwing a lot.
Lego is loving the new building, too . . . he spends his days 'guarding' both us and the chickens . . . half in, half out.
Becca's been working on filling some orders, including a wedding registry and a dinnerware order, so there are lots of plates and bowls in the works.
Also making an appearance are collaborative batter bowls, tumblers, quite a few pieces with Becca's signature pebble designs, and some new twists on past designs, too . . .
And a happy potter with some very large fermenting crocks by special request . . . can't wait to see how these all turn out!
Our firing is scheduled for early July, so we're still going strong in order to fill all 350+ cubic feet. It's nothing if not satisfying work . . .
~Nathan and Becca