Cool nights and brisk, frosty autumn mornings make me yearn for cups steaming with coffee and bowls full of hot stew. This weather inspires me to make pots to hold those comforting brews and stews. It inspires me to make big, sturdy pots that feel good in my hands, while I snuggle with my wife on the couch.
My annual open studio sale is just one month away, and I’m making lots of bowls and mugs to warm the spirit. I’m making canisters, and whiskey cups, and yarn bowls. I’m also trying out some new designs: dramatic serving pieces, candle holders that double as vases, and organic slab-built pots with a raw, contemporary aesthetic.
I’m especially excited to have participated in the Union Project’s wood firing this month. It was a blast to help stoke the massive kiln with wood, and watch the flames lick the pots that we’d so carefully crafted in the studio during the previous months.
Those pots are still cooling in the kiln. If the kiln gods are willing, a few wood-fired pots will show up at my open studio.
Please mark your calendars to join us for the annual open studio sale Monday, November 28th, 2:00-7:30, 132 Windswept Drive, Latrobe.
If you can’t make the open studio sale, check out the SHOP page on my website for other opportunities to pick up some pots for the special people on your holiday shopping list. I’ll also be restocking my online shop every Saturday through December 17th. Shipping and gift wrapping is free for pots purchased through my online shop.