Weeks End

It's been a good week.  I made as many pots as I could with what remaining clay I had in the studio.  I sold some stuff on Etsy and the weather has been sunny and beautiful during the day.

I got invited to an exhibition in Chicago and a new gallery called in a wholesale order today!  Yay.

Tomorrow is the icing on the cake b/c I'm heading up to beautiful Asheville, NC to have a visit with my clay pals, Michael Kline and Kyle Carpenter.  We are going to discuss a strategy for setting up a super NC Clay Empire.  Ha. Well not really.  We are going to talk pots though, and have fun.  I'm also picking up 1000 lbs of clay while there.

KC close up

MK Detail

RP up close

Come back Sunday or Monday to see what goes on.


Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew Workshop

Many of you know Doug and Hannah from their blogs.  I met them both here on the internet some 5 or so years ago.

I'm happy to announce that they will both be coming to the US in April, 2011!!!

Jugs made by Hannah McAndrew

I have planned a one day demonstration workshop for them here in Shelby, NC.

The date is April 23rd, 2011.  The workshop will be held at the Cleveland County Arts Council in historic downtown Shelby.

If you are interested in receiving information on this workshop please send an email to

ronpots2 <at> yahoo <dot> com

with Workshop in the Subject line.  As soon as I get my registration forms together I will send them out to you.  (Hopefully in the next week or so).

Jug by Doug Fitch

Cost will $85 per person for the workshop.

This is a great chance to meet Hannah and Doug and see them make and decorate their pots right in front of your eyes.  It should be a really fun day.  I can't wait for them to get here!!

If you'd like to learn more about Doug Fitch visit these sites:



For more on Hannah:

Click HERE for website or HERE for Hannah's blog

or HERE for her online Store.

Let me know if you belong to a guild or group of potters who would like to receive information on this workshop.  Tell your potter friends too.  Thanks!!!

Critical Mass

IMG_2077The studio is reaching critical mass.  If something doesn't happen soon I expect a vortex will open up in there and suck all this away.  I can't stand for it to get this cluttered, with pots in all stages.  I did manage to get all my cups and some bowls drawn on today.  The plates didn't get footed though.  Well there is always tomorrow, and I'll be glazing a load to go in the kiln, which will free up some shelf space.

I didn't get much time in the studio today because I drove an order of pots to Pottery 101 in Salisbury, NC.  It was good to get them there because my work had dwindled way down.  If you are in that area be sure to drop by.  It's a really nice space and the owner, Cheryl, is first rate.  Located at 101 Main Street in Salisbury.

Roast chicken in the oven for dinner tonight!!