Thursday, July 25, 2013
I spent my morning today, photographing Cary Joseph's latest woodfired pots. These came out of the anagama down in Corning. Such incredible surfaces!
It is always such a treat to see Cary's newest pots. I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I get to hold these pots before they head out into the great-big-world. I get to figure out which face looks the best. Best of all, I get to visit with Cary and hear all about what he's been working on, which shows are coming up and all the fun pottery related stuff that I miss so much.
Here is a link to all the photos in this session: http://www.alexsolla.com/CJ2013/
Sunday, July 21, 2013
One of the surest ways I have ever found to know for certain, "when you have arrived" is when your pots wind up in the local Salvation Army or antique store. When I lived in Logan, UT, I was shocked to find student pots in the local Deseret Industries (LDS version of Salv.Army). After a while, it made sense. Lots of student turn-over, lots of brown crunchy pots laying around for the next tenants to deal with: Off to the thrift store they go!
Yesterday Nancy and I were hitting the rounds of antique stores in Bloomfield, NY. There used to be quite an array of antique stores all along Routes 5+20 through central NY. Bloomfield was our favorite destination for years!
Yesterday we found one of my oval vases in one of the antique stores. It was a really nice oval vase, undulating rim, sweet little handles/ears, and glazed in Cranberry. Selling for $9.50. Talk about "having arrived!" I was right there next to the Fire King dishes and the other random collectibles that someone thought would be worth something someday. $9.50.