Cleaning up my Act / by Teresa Wooden

Brrr!  It's wet and cold outside already and I had to kick the furnace on in my studio last week.  Snow is forecast for this week...Where did Autumn go?  I'm not ready!!!  

I'll be busting my bucket in the next couple weeks getting ready for my first annual Holiday Open Studio here.  I have work to finish, work to glaze, and the entire studio to clean and organize before anyone can see what a mess I make in the creative process.  Honestly, you can hardly find an open space to set a coffee cup down right now.  I may have to enlist some help.

I just finished helping friend Mike Taylor fire his awesome wood-fired kiln, "Seraphina", and got some killer pieces out of the firing, so I'll post some pics of those for this month's entry.  The bear and fox will be waiting to greet visitors here at the studio on November 18th and 19th, from 10:00 to 5:00 each day.  I promise you'll be able to walk through the shop without tripping over clay boxes, and I'll even clear a spot so you can set your cup of warm cider down while you look at a pot.  I'm really looking forward to starting up this fall tradition again!  Hope to see you there!

Now back to work!

Mama Grizzly from the wood-fire.

Mama Grizzly from the wood-fire.

Wood-fired fox.

Wood-fired fox.