"Where Glass Comes To Life"

quote- Melissa Contover

Monday, June 27, 2011

Baby Earring Soup, Plate of Finish Work and then Lizard Races


10 AM - 6 PM  Worked at Cambridge Artist Cooperative in Harvard Square.

Productive and sunny.

Now at studio to finish what I can before setting up for a Blowing Slot  at Diablo tommorow 12 AM - 3 PM to produce special order (Thanks Vanessa and Cueva!) and a few plates. 

Before I go  I will have   Baby Earring Soup:  Needs cleaning before going in the kiln to aneal....
Going to look forlornly at my Plate of Finish Work I cannot possibly begin tonight; from the kiln after their aneal....these all need assembly:

So instead I hold a Lizard Race ... before putting them in their bubble wrap bags and back stock.

Lefty is the winner.  10 PM.  Going home before fatigue makes me silly.

Night All

Sunday, April 3, 2011

This project is FULL of VICTORY.

Deep into new lands this Winter Quarter/Beginning of Spring.

Picked up a bookkeeping position at the Loading Dock Gallery January 1.  Becoming familiar with strange think called.... Excel.   Since it does not have flames shooting from it, I have not logged much time with it up until  now in my life.  Found myself in Learning Curve City ....... accompanied by a modest amount of screaming at my computer.  Things are improving none the less.

Another block in Learning Curve City is  ...   Product Photography.  I am proficient in having work finished and available, but if no one sees it, it likely will not sell.  I am balancing time producing to make current orders with making time to get the right shots, for the right PR, of the right pieces ... to keep baiting my hook for new orders.  Oh yeah and eating breakfast.  It has been cold in New England this year.  Cold.  Not my thing.

Purple and Cobalt Jack in the Pulpit, Feb. 2011.  I have Jeffery Engel of Engelfoto to thank for this.  He is in studio A204 at Western Avenue Studios.

More to come.