Tuesday, August 11, 2009

last handful of summer

handful of summer
Originally uploaded by Bridgman Pottery
Hi, I'm still here, still summering. Yesterday was the first day of staggered enrollment kindergarten- classes REALLY start on the 17th. I'm slowly making pottery here and there, checking my glaze supply, ordering some new colors (to test the waters- what about red? Would it be worth it to you to pay $10 more for a berry bowl, mug, or cereal bowl just so it could be red? The glazes are crazy expensive- $100 for a gallon of red! So let me know what you think), and finally, finally gathering my monies to get a giffin grip, because there's nothing more frustrating than trimming a pot and watching with horror as it flies upside down across the room and lands with a thud. Yes, there is. Opening a kiln full of cracked berry bowls is worse, but I digress.

So on Monday, I'll be the full-time potter again, from 8am to 1pm. And I'll be here more, as well. In the meantime, I'm having summer, preserving it (literally, in apple and pear sauces, jams, dried and frozen fruits, and in photos) for the future. Enjoy the rest of your summer, friends.


Mama Urchin said...

I still can't believe you are back to school already. We have to hunt down some large pink erasers before we'll be ready.

Wylie said...

Melissa, enjoy the last bit of your summer! We leave on Friday for Barbados (two consecutive Cursillo weekends)! Hooray!

Jessica said...

The price of red always boggles my mind. My mother and grandfather make stain glass and the price for red glass is so much more. Of course, for those of us who love red the extra few dollars isn't that big of a deal!

tara said...

i wanted to tell you again how much i'm loving my bowls. and i think that a shiny red glaze would be gorgeous (and perfect for christmas gifts). thank you again! I linked to you over on my tiny blog, hope that's okay!

amy h said...

Ooh, have fun with the giffin grip! I kind of got used to not using one in my classes, because we only had one for the whole class to use and it was always in use. But it sure would make trimming easier.